The events of September 11th were tragic, with thousands of people injured or killed. But those whose injuries were immediately apparent are not the only victims of the attack. Some have suffered illnesses, such as cancer, that developed later, but as a result of the attack.
Congress created the first Victim Compensation Fund to provide financial compensation to those who were injured within 72 hours of the 9/11 attacks, but this did not compensate those whose harm was delayed. The Zadroga Act reopened the Victim Compensation Fund to compensate those whose injuries were latent, and who were thus unable to take advantage of the first Fund.
To recover compensation under the Zadroga Act, you must show that:
- You were present at a crash site between September 11, 2001, and May 30, 2002; and
- You have sustained a physical injury or illness resulting from your presence at the site.
This means that victims including volunteers, cleanup crews, utility repairmen, and those who lived or worked near the crash site may be able to recover compensation for their injuries.
An attorney can help you apply for compensation from the Fund and ensure that you take the proper steps to receive full compensation. Attorneys’ fees are capped at ten percent of recovery, so you need not worry about incurring an exorbitant bill. If you or a loved one have suffered a latent injury from the 9/11 attacks, please contact us at Ask Your Lawyer to discuss your case.
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