Skip to content

First Responders

  • First RespondersFirefightersVictim Compensation Fund

    Three-Fourths of 9/11 FDNY Community Already Have Ground Zero-related Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost three-fourths of the FDNY personnel who worked at Ground Zero on and after 9/11 have developed a long-term illness related to their exposure to airborne toxic chemicals at the World Trade Center site, according to a recent study.  Of the 15,200 FDNY firefighters, paramedics, and other workers who were there, at least 11,300 have […]

    Read More
  • First RespondersZadroga ActWTC Health Program

    As 9/11 anniversary approaches, responders and survivors are still at risk

    By Michael Barasch

    We are just weeks away from the twentieth anniversary of September 11, 2001, a day our nation will never forget. We will never forget the bravery of the first responders – the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical workers, and search-and-rescue teams who saved thousands of lives as the Twin Towers were collapsing, then searched the […]

    Read More
  • First RespondersPersonal Injury

    Justice Delayed But Not Denied: Corrupt Lawyer Sentenced to 4+ Years in Prison

    By Michael Barasch

    “I actually know your lawyer … he has worked hard on behalf of first responders over the years and I appreciate very much the fact that he is willing to do that for you without getting paid.” “Talk about honorable … thank you Mr. Barasch” —Vincent L. Briccetti, US District Court Judge at the sentencing […]

    Read More
  • First RespondersZadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Study Documents Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders who worked on search-and-rescue and recovery efforts in Lower Manhattan are at risk of suffering from cognitive impairment as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins.   A recent study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that Ground Zero-related mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress […]

    Read More
  • First RespondersVictim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    Staten Island Honors Veteran and 9/11 First Responder

    By Michael Barasch

    Hundreds of community members gathered recently on Deserre Avenue in Staten Island for its renaming as Leif Eikeseth Way, in honor of an Army veteran, transit worker, and 9/11 first responder who passed away of cancer after his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Leif Eikeseth, a 36-year veteran of the New York City Transit, was […]

    Read More
  • 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.

  • First RespondersVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    This Week is National Women’s Health Week: Protect Yourself

    By Michael Barasch

    This week marks National Women’s Health Week, when we shine a spotlight on key issues in women’s health that have too often been ignored. In honoring National Women’s Health Week, we recognize the hundreds of thousands of women in the 9/11 community who are uniquely at risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and […]

    Read More
  • Newsletter

    Stay updated on breaking 9/11 news
    Subscribe Now

Home Live Chat

Photo of Michael Barasch.
Online Now

Hi, we are here to help if you have questions.