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How to Claim Against the WTC Victim Compensation Fund

September 14, 2023 in

September 11, 2001, will forever be remembered for its devastating effects on the United States. Family members died and fear consumed our nation. Years later, we know that people continue to suffer even though many laws and regulations have been put in place to prevent future disastrous terrorist attacks.

Below, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. discuss what the Victim Compensation Fund is, what illnesses may be covered, and how we can help you file a claim.

What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

Days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress passed the first September 11th Compensation Fund. It offered financial compensation to people injured at a 9/11 site during or immediately after the attacks but was later closed in 2004.

More than 10 years after it was closed, Congress passed the Never Forget the Heroes, James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, or the Zadroga Act, in 2019. The act wholly funded a newly created Victim Compensation Fund to cover all eligible claims and extended the filing deadline to October 1, 2090. 

Today, the Victim Compensation Fund provides financial compensation to those with qualifying conditions. If you were exposed to the toxic debris at the former World Trade Center, Pentagon, or the plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania you may be eligible for a Victim Compensation Fund payout.

What Conditions are Covered by the Victim Compensation Fund?

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund provides financial compensation to people diagnosed with 9-11 injuries. In order to qualify for a VCF cash payout, the condition must be certified by the WTC Health Program and cared for through a program-affiliated provider. 

Covered conditions include the following:

  • Acute traumatic injuries like burns and fractures
  • Aerodigestive disorders like sleep apnea and asthma
  • 75 different types of cancers, including female breast cancer and skin cancer 
  • Certain musculoskeletal conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome

If you or a loved one have suffered the above conditions and were exposed to the toxic dust from the 9/11 attacks, you may have 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund eligibility. Contact the experienced attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. to receive help with filing a claim and securing your compensation.  

How Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. Can Help You File a VCF Claim

Filing a claim can be a stressful and challenging process. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo & Cannavo P.C. can guide you through the claims process and even help you avoid unnecessary delays. 

We will help gather evidence of your location and assess the full extent of damages you have suffered due to the 9/11 attacks. We can ensure the correct documentation is submitted and the claim filing deadline is met. After suffering an injury from such a disastrous event, assistance in this process can help give you peace of mind to focus on healing and recovery. SPBMCC has recovered more than $1 billion for VCF clients to date. 

Fill out our free case evaluation form to see if you qualify for compensation.

Contact the NYC Victim Compensation Fund Attorneys at SPBMCC Today

Sullivan Papain has worked with the VCF since its inception. We have dealt with over 2,000 related claims since 2002. Our team has a stellar reputation and has successfully secured the highest Victim Compensation Fund award to date. The attorneys at SPBMCC specialize in World Trade Center health-related law and have extensive expertise in medical malpractice, general negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and mass tort cases. If you have any questions about potential VCF claims or the VCF process, don’t hesitate to contact us at (212) 732-9000 and speak with one of our experienced lawyers. For more information about SPBMCC’s VCF claim process, click here.

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