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    We Remember 9/11 Hero Ray Pfeifer on the Seventh Anniversary of His Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, May 28, 2024, marks the seventh anniversary of FDNY Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer’s passing. A 9/11 hero and Barasch & McGarry client, Pfeifer worked tirelessly to persuade Congress to establish permanent health and compensation benefits for 9/11 community members with cancer or respiratory illness and their families. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, […]

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    What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

    By Michael Barasch

    Created by the Zadroga Act in 2011, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund provides tax-free awards for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and benefits for surviving spouses and family members of responders and survivors who are diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer and respiratory illness. If you were there in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, at the Pentagon, […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and people who were working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street on and after 9/11 are at risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer — including melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents nearly 2,000 9/11 victims who […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Celebrates Workers Memorial Day

    By Michael Barasch

    Sunday, April 28th, is Workers Memorial Day. This year, the day honors the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which promises every worker the right to a safe job. When Barasch & McGarry was founded in 1996, the firm focused on representing New York City firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and other first […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Advocates for Hundreds of Uterine and Endometrial Cancer Survivors in the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Barasch & McGarry now represents four hundred 9/11 responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer. All of these clients were, until 2023, excluded from the 9/11 community. In January 2023, the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund added uterine and endometrial cancers as covered conditions […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    You Won’t Owe Taxes on a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Award

    By Michael Barasch

    As we approach April 15, Barasch & McGarry reminds the 9/11 community that 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund awards are not taxable. If you receive an award, you will not owe taxes on any part of the amount. In addition, you are not required to report the award to the Internal Revenue Service or to your […]

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