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  • Personal Injury

    The World Trade Center Health Program: A Resource

    By Michael Barasch

    Established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the World Trade Center (WTC) Health program is an important resource for general responders to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.  Serving people injured or exposed in the attacks, the program offers monitoring and treatment services to eligible claimants. You should […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    What If You Missed the October 3, 2013 VCF Fund Deadline?

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** An important deadline to register a claim with the World Trade Center (WTC) Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) recently passed. The VCF and state and federal agencies performed […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Where Is the 9/11 “Crash Site” Defined in the Zadroga Act That Affects Victim Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in January 2011, sets aside $4.2 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program to test and treat workers, volunteers and other survivors of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It is named for one of the first New York City […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    WTC Healthcare by the Numbers

    By Michael Barasch

    Every quarter, the Centers for Disease Control publishes a report that gives a picture of the activities of the World Trade Center Health Program. The program was created as part of the Zadroga Act to provide free health monitoring and treatment for responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Those eligible to enroll include […]

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  • Uncategorized

    The Cancers Left Out in the Cold

    By Michael Barasch

    Now that prostate cancer has been added to the list of illnesses covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, those afflicted with cancers not yet recognized as 9/11-related may feel a renewed hope that their form of cancer may follow suit. Unfortunately, for some forms of cancer, even if that recognition comes, it […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    9/11 claims for compensation and benefits have specific windows of eligibility for victims and their families. Register now to ensure your claim is filed accurately and within the proper window. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

  • Zadroga Act

    A Man from New Jersey, a Tragedy in New York

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** James Zadroga grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey. As a detective with the New York Police Department, Mr. Zadroga became heavily involved in recovery operations after […]

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