Dedicated Advocates for Victims of the 9/11 Aftermath
Helping to set things right for WTC attack victims and their families
The attacks of September 11, 2001 shocked all of us. Located near City Hall, just a few short blocks from the World Trade Center, our downtown Manhattan offices acutely felt the impact of the tragedy. Our attorneys lived through those early days of horror and disbelief along with the rest of Lower Manhattan, New York, the nation and the world.
Prior to the attacks,WTC lawyers, we have been extensively involved in advocating for victims' rights, and have even consulted with the Director of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
We represented James Zadroga, a NYPD Detective who developed severe respiratory illness as result of his exposure to dust and toxins at the World Trade Center site. It was advocacy around his case that eventually persuaded Congress in late 2010 to pass the Zadroga bill, named after our client. The law reopened 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund benefits to people whose injuries and post-9/11 illnesses resulted from contact with WTC dust and debris, and provided for ongoing health benefits.
No other law firm in the country has recovered more money from the Victim Compensation Fund through WTC settlement agreements on behalf of its injured clients than Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC. But we view our mission as more than just getting you and your family the compensation you need. We also want you to get all the health screenings and benefits for which you qualify. When you contact us to learn more about the Zadroga Bill and the WTC Victim Compensation Fund, we also help you determine which medical benefits you qualify for and where to seek treatment.
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC — helping set things right
We invite you to read through these pages to learn more about what the James Zadroga Bill does for workers and residents made ill or injured by the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. Please contact us online or call 888-351-9421 with any questions, or to start the application process for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund benefits under the Zadroga Act. We offer free consultations and do not charge you anything until you receive a settlement from the Victim Compensation Fund. Our fees will never exceed 10 percent of your settlement.
We assist injured clients from all over the country, including retired FDNY members and NYPD officers who have since moved away from New York. If you do not live near New York City or are unable to travel, we arrange your first, free consultation by telephone.