• 9/11 Victim Programs
  • Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
  • WTC Health Program (WTCHP)
  • Wrongful Death VCF Claims

Police Officers

Compensation Claims for 9/11 Police Officers

The effects of 9/11 still linger for many 9/11 police officers due to the long-term physical and mental health challenges they now face as a result of the attacks. This applies to those 9/11 officers who responded on 9/11, and those who worked in the area in the weeks and months following the attacks exposed to the debris either at the WTC site, Fresh Kills, or anywhere else that the debris was handled causing them to be exposed to the toxic dust. 

9/11 police officers – including those from the New York Police Department (NYPD) and Port Authority, as well as those who traveled from the rest of the Metro NYC area – who have developed physical health conditions as a result of the terrorist attacks, are most likely eligible to file and receive compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Awards cover both noneconomic (pain and suffering) and economic losses, such as loss of income/benefits, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and, in the case of death from a 9/11 cancer or other illness, a wrongful death award, a spousal award, dependant award, loss of household and similar services, and funeral expenses. 

Our firm represented and won $3.2 million for a NYC police officer who was completely disabled by 9/11-related colorectal cancer.


The NYPD Played an Indispensable Role on 9/11

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the NYPD was at the forefront of the emergency response. NYPD officers, both on and off duty, instinctively rushed to Ground Zero. The images of 9/11 NYPD officers entering the World Trade Center (WTC), directing civilians to safety, and coordinating rescue efforts, are forever etched in the collective memory of our nation. Not only did they manage logistical challenges, but they also had to cope with the overwhelming emotional weight of the situation — witnessing harrowing scenes, making split-second decisions, and losing friends and colleagues along the way. The NYPD took on a myriad of roles from directing escape routes, managing panic, providing first aid, and so much more. Their acts of bravery were beyond the line of duty and saved countless lives.

Health Conditions Common for Police Officers Related to Recovery Efforts

Working at Ground Zero and their involvement in the immediate rescue and prolonged recovery efforts, countless 9/11 police officers were exposed to a toxic mix of dust, debris, smoke, and other hazardous materials. This exposure has since led to several health issues. Common conditions include respiratory diseases, over 70+ different cancers, gastrointestinal disorders, mental health issues such as PTSD, and many other ailments directly linked to the contaminants from the WTC dust and debris. The toll of the attacks on 9/11 police officers has been profound and long-lasting. 

Support is Available for 9/11 Police Officers

Two programs have been established by the Federal Government to offer support to 9/11 survivors and responders, including 9/11 police officers. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation, while the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides medical monitoring and treatment.

Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

The VCF was established to provide compensation to those directly affected by the terrorist attacks. 9/11 police officers, given their direct exposure and subsequent risk of developing adverse health conditions, are often eligible for significant compensation for past medical bills, loss of earnings, and more. Navigating the VCF can be complex, but with the right guidance, 9/11 police officers can secure the compensation they rightfully deserve.

World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP)

Beyond compensation, health monitoring and treatment are vital. The WTCHP offers medical screenings, monitoring, and treatment for certified 9/11-related health conditions. 9/11 police officers can benefit immensely from this program, ensuring they receive the necessary monitoring and care for conditions developed due to their valiant service during and after the attacks.

What Our 9/11 Attorneys Can Do For You

At Hansen & Rosasco, our attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that 9/11 police officers get the support they need. From guiding you through the intricacies of the VCF to helping you leverage the benefits of the WTCHP, we are here to deal with the federal government so that you don’t have to. Our entire team understands the unique challenges faced by police officers post-9/11, and we are equipped to handle your case with sensitivity, respect, and expertise.

We'll work diligently to:

  • Review your medical and service records to determine eligibility for the WTCHP and to establish a strong VCF claim.
  • Ensure that all documentation is in place, including proof of presence, exposure details, records regarding medical diagnosis, and any additional factors that may affect your case.
  • Handle your claim through the entire VCF claims process, minimizing the time it takes to get an award and maximizing your compensation amount.
  • Offer advice and support in leveraging the WTCHP for the best ongoing monitoring and treatment for physical and mental health conditions.

Consult a 9/11 Attorney at Hansen & Rosasco

Choosing to work with a dedicated 9/11 attorney can make a significant difference in securing the support and compensation you are entitled to. At Hansen & Rosasco, we consider it an honor to serve those who served New York City in its darkest hour. Our commitment to 9/11 NYPD, Port Authority, and all other police officers goes beyond professional duty – it’s an issue of deep respect.

If you're a 9/11 police officer facing health complications due to the September 11th terrorist attacks, know that you're not alone. Reach out to our team at Hansen & Rosasco. We will stand by you throughout the process, just as you stood by New York City when it needed you the most.

I would like to say thank you for the superior customer service that I received from the minute I sat down for my consultation regarding my 911 Victim Compensation Fund case I initially met with the Mr. Hansen who is awesome. I was also lucky to met Mr. Rosasco. They treated me like family and placed me in the good hands of Ms. Sidrah Syed,Esq. Ms. Syed is extremely dedicated , knowledgeable and kept me updated through each step of the process. I am extremely please on how my case handled and very lucky to have her working on my behalf. God Bless you and your law firm for all that you have done for 911 Survivors.” -Jeff F.

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