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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Annual Report Documents Challenges and Successes of 2020

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released its annual report, documenting their work in support of the 9/11 community over the past year. Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya included a note discussing how, even as the fund transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCF team has continued to process claims and […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Answers Questions for the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, Managing Partner at Barasch & McGarry, and Lee London, Partner, answer common questions about the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The questions and answers address topic such as the typical length of the VCF process and sample awards. 1. How long will the Victim Compensation Fund […]

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    Understanding 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Awards After the Permanent Extension & During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community’s health crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic because first responders and survivors with compromised immune and respiratory systems are uniquely vulnerable to the disease. This crisis has placed an enormous emotional, physical, and financial burden on individuals and families, including responders, debris removal and construction workers, downtown office workers, residents, […]

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  • Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

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    Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The mountains of garbage at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island were, in the late 1990s, forecast to one day become New York’s tallest landmark, surpassing even the World Trade Center towers. Little did anyone know that the last loads of debris buried at the site would be toxic rubble from those very same […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Firefighter-Turned-Advocate Fights for 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    In the years since 9/11, the attorneys at Barasch & McGarry have been privileged to represent thousands of first responders, survivors, and families whose lives were forever altered on that day. Fighting for health care and compensation for the 9/11 community has become our mission. But we are not doing it alone. Our team is […]

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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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    Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    WTC Compensation Fund Authorized through Fiscal Year 2092

    By Michael Barasch

    After years of dedicated advocacy and emotional debate, new legislation has extended the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through the year 2090. Under the law, signed by President Trump on July 29, the VCF will continue to offer substantial relief to victims suffering from medical conditions as well as individuals who might not yet be aware […]

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