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Barasch & McGarry — caring WTC lawyers

All the personal injury lawyers at Barasch & McGarry have dedicated their professional lives to helping deserving personal injury victims get the compensation they need. Although we rely on the experience, knowledge and skills we have developed representing thousands of personal injury victims, we never treat you as “just another client.” We always make the extra effort to truly understand the particulars of your circumstances and to accommodate you in whatever way we can.

All eleven of our committed personal injury attorneys come from different backgrounds and developed varied types of knowledge and experience while following unique career paths. But what unites us — what makes Barasch & McGarry truly a team of dedicated advocates and not just a random collection of attorneys who happen to share office space and secretarial services — is our commonly-held goal of achieving life-changing results for our clients.

A focus on helping those injured by exposure to toxins after 9/11

Although all of our skilled personal injury lawyers are more than qualified to represent injury victims seeking Zadroga Act benefits, three of our attorneys in particular have focused their practices on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Michael Barasch, Partner, has spent nearly two decades representing injured New York City firefighters. After the World Trade Center attacks, his work with firefighters naturally evolved into representation of all rescue and recovery workers, residents and commuters who lost loved ones or were injured themselves. He has consulted extensively with the director of the Victim Compensation Fund and helped recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for victims of the attacks.

For detailed information about our highly qualified attorneys, see their bio pages:


We have Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian and German speaking paralegals at our office.

Barasch & McGarry — helping set things right

For updated news on the Zadroga Bill, which recently reopened the Victim Compensation Fund to new applicants; to determine your eligibility; or to begin the application process, please contact us online or by phone at 888-351-9421.

Compensation available to residents and office workers, teachers and students – not just responders and volunteers
Our Attorneys
  • "Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson handled everything professionally and with patience. They always had time to answer all my questions and did what they promised. Thanks esp to Brian Calamaris Lee London, and Mariya Atanasova. Thank you." - William Collins, FDNY

  • "If I could give them six stars I would...don't even bother talking to anyone else concerning 9/11. The whole team worked night and day to deliver an outstanding settlement. They are honest, hard working and extremely professional. Just make the one phone call and let them do the rest." - Les Margulis, resident in the exposure zone

  • "I had a very good experience with Michael and Mariya. They made the process stress free. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking assistance with 9/11 related illnesses." - JE Kirwan, worked in the exposure zone

  • "The people at this firm were just great. They were concern with making sure I was taken care of in every way possible. When I was given an award Mr. Barasch didn't think it was a fair amount and appealed the decision which got me a larger award. I am very satisfied with everything they did for me in the past and are willing to do for me and my family in the future." - Bob Wiecezak, FDNY-Retired

  • "Excellent law firm. Lee London and his staff were very responsive and always followed up with phone calls or emails. This firm is a strong example of what caring and personable lawyers are all about." - Letitia Egan, wife of client, volunteer in the exposure zone

  • Deadline Extended to Register for Compensation

    There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.

    For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.

    Register For Compensation

Please help spread the word about the strict two-year deadline to register a claim

Many people have tried to complete the VCF application on their own, only to learn that it requires answers to hundreds of questions and many documents to download. It would be our pleasure to help you complete the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Please call us for a free consultation.

Let a knowledgeable attorney help you figure it out

A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. You undoubtedly have questions about your disease and how you will pay for treatment. Lawyers at Barasch & McGarry ensure you understand the complex requirements and help devise the best strategies for obtaining compensation and appropriate medical care under the Zadroga Act. Contact our law firm online or call 888-351-9421. The initial consultation is free, so it costs you nothing to find out whether a lawyer can help.
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