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Why You Need A Lawyer

How A Skilled Attorney Can Help With Your VCF Claim

The laws governing the 9/11 benefit programs do not require victims of illnesses to hire a lawyer to submit claims for compensation through the Victim Compensation Fund or for medical care under the WTC Health Plan. But consulting an experienced 9/11 lawyer makes navigating the complicated process of pursuing these claims substantially easier in several ways.

I want to personally thank the firm for their hard work at both the forefront, and in the offices of the VCF in Washington. Without the firm’s non-stop commitment to the VCF, I wonder where many of us first responders would be today.

E.S.
9/11 Responder

Establishing Your Eligibility and Estimating Compensation

At Barasch & McGarry, our lawyers will help you determine whether you are eligible prior to submitting your application. Our firm has submitted thousands of VCF claims and evaluated eligibility for well over 20,000 members of the 9/11 community. Our expertise in this area of the law means that we can both determine your eligibility and provide you with what to expect before you begin the process of filing a claim.

Filing Your VCF Claim

The Victim Compensation Fund does not grant claims without accompanying evidence. Claimants must provide documentary evidence of their presence at a 9/11 crash site during the specific periods of time established in the Zadroga Act. Our experienced lawyers understand what types of documentary evidence the VCF requires and can help you obtain and submit these documents to substantiate your claim.

The attorneys at Barasch & McGarry can evaluate your illness and help you obtain the needed medical records. In accordance with federal law, our fee is limited to 10 percent of your recovery.

Real Client VCF Awards

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$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

Trust The Most Experienced 9/11 Law Firm

The attorneys and staff at Barasch & McGarry are proud to represent 9/11 victims because many within our firm are themselves 9/11 victims. To us, this line of work is personal. No other law firm has filed as many VCF claims or helped as many people register for the vital 9/11 programs designed to help this community. It would be our pleasure to help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Contact Us

It’s important to act quickly. Contact us to determine your eligibility for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program.

Why You Need A Lawyer

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