- Off-duty emergency responders, city & construction workers, Lower Manhattan residents and out-of-state volunteers may be eligible for compensation.
- There are 68 different cancers and many respiratory illnesses linked to the WTC disaster zone.
- $10 billion is available through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for qualified illnesses and death.
- Barasch & McGarry is the leading law firm representing 9/11 victims. We’ve recovered over $3 billion for our clients.
Working Tirelessly For Our Hero Volunteers
Many 9/11 heroes were volunteers working amid the debris and smoke because they were needed. If you ask, most of them will likely tell you they would do it again without hesitation — even those whose monumental efforts have left them ill. The attorneys and staff at Barasch & McGarry were deeply moved by the courage of so many volunteers in those early days and in the long months of cleanup that followed. From our offices just a few blocks from Ground Zero, we witnessed endless acts of selfless heroism.
Helping 9/11 Volunteers Claim Compensation & Medical Benefits
Today, our firm advocates for the volunteers whose exposure to toxins in the WTC dust and debris resulted in lung disease, cancer, and other health problems. We represent thousands of volunteers who sacrificed their health on 9/11 and the 8 following months, including:
I recently received my VCF payment check. I know a lot of people in your office made this possible with their hard work. Please let them know how much they have helped my family. My thoughts will always be with the hard working people of your firm who made this possible.T.N
Covered Respiratory Illnesses and 68 Types of Cancer
The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provide medical and financial benefits to volunteers who performed rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or related support services at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan and at the Staten Island landfill and the barge-loading piers.
Some of the first conditions to be linked to the toxins on 9/11 included respiratory conditions such as: Chronic respiratory disorder, asthma, COPD, chronic cough, GERD, and sleep apnea. As the years progressed, the doctors at the WTC Health Program began to link an ever-growing list of cancers to the conditions on the ground and in the air on 9/11. The list of covered cancers is now up to 68 and includes:
- And many others
Pursuing VCF Claims for NYC and Out-of-state Volunteers
Fortunately, there is help available for volunteers who have developed conditions, become sick, or passed away from a WTC-linked illness. Barasch & McGarry is the leading 9/11 law firm helping clients receive the crucial compensation and medical benefits they deserve through the Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).
$3,700,651for a disabled NYC police officer due to leukemia
$3,254,242for wrongful death of a firefighter due to 9/11-related asthma/RADS
$2,811,150for a disabled stock broker due to multiple myeloma
$1,934,316for a disabled teacher due to esophageal cancer
$1,422,694for wrongful death of a downtown office worker due to pulmonary fibrosis
$1,251,411for wrongful death of a paralegal working in a downtown law firm due to breast cancer
$1,345,427for a NYC Police Officer with breast cancer
$1,188,741for a disabled EMT with colon cancer
$1,011,957for the wrongful death of a sound engineer due to bladder cancer
Deadline Extended for 9/11 VCF Claims
The deadline to register a cancer or death claim has been extended to July 29, 2021. If you or anyone you know had cancer or lost a family member more than two years ago, you can still register for compensation.
If you were exposed to the toxic air on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, but have not had your medical condition linked to 9/11, you also still have time to apply for significant compensation. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that your cancer or illness has been certified by the WTC Health Program. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a victim is made aware their condition was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.
For those who died from their WTC-linked condition, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.
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 contact us for a free consultation.
A one-time window for previously time-barred VCF claims is closing soon. Learn how it applies to sick 9/11 victims, as well as families who have lost loved ones.
Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
Learn about the 9/11 VCF; permanently funded with over $10 billion to compensate anyone with 9/11-linked illnesses and 68 different cancers.
World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP)
Find out about the WTCHP which provides free medical monitoring, testing, treatment, and prescription drugs for a range of 9/11-linked conditions.
Why Barasch & McGarry
With over 20,000 clients under representation and $3 Billion+ recovered from the Victim Compensation Fund, find out why Barasch & McGarry are truly "Lawyers for the 9/11 Community".