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How the Reauthorization Act Changes Group B Claims for Zadroga Act Compensation

February 24, 2017

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When the 9/11 Zadroga Act was reauthorized in 2015, several changes were made to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) program. Many of these changes have a direct impact on how compensation awards are made and how much Zadroga Act compensation an individual claimant may receive for certain types of losses. Caps on Damages for Non-Economic Losses Pursuant to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, new regulations were enacted that put caps on the amounts that Group B claimants could receive from the VCF for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. Group B claims are […]

3 Reasons to Hire a 9/11 Attorney to Help You with Your Zadroga Act Claims

February 22, 2017

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Living with a 9/11-related cancer, injury or other illness can be a daily challenge — physically, emotionally and financially. While help is available for individuals and families struggling with the ongoing aftermath of the September 11th attacks, getting that help can often be a struggle in itself. Complicated filing requirements, often-changing rules and regulations and strict deadlines are just a few of the hurdles that can stand in the way of obtaining Zadroga Act compensation. That’s why we’re here. Since 2001, the 9/11 attorneys at Turley Hansen & Partners have worked tirelessly to help 9/11 victims get the resources they […]

What Treatments Can I Receive for Cancers Covered by The Zadroga Act?

February 17, 2017

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A cancer diagnosis can be devastating.  Whole families can find themselves facing an uncertain future with fear, anxiety and questions about what to do next. If you are one of the thousands of people who have developed cancer because of your presence at or around Ground Zero during or after 9/11, there are resources available to get you the 9/11 cancer treatment you need at little or no cost to you. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer that you believe is related to 9/11 and you haven’t already enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), you […]

Victim Impact Statements – What Needs to Be Included to Maximize 9/11 Victim Compensation?

February 15, 2017

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The true impact that a 9/11-related illness, injury or death has had on a victim and their family can’t be measured in dollars and cents alone. The trauma, pain and loss felt by those who have suffered because of the terrorist attacks aren’t necessarily reflected in medical bills, paystubs or invoices. These “non-economic” losses are often part of victim compensation awards. But claims for such losses, including pain and suffering, must be supported by documentation and evidence. This can include “victim impact statements” which reflect how the 9/11 attacks and aftermath have affected the claimant and those around them. Pain […]

What are “Household Replacement Services” and What Zadroga Act Compensation is Available for Them?

February 10, 2017

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There are multiple elements that go onto the calculation of a Zadroga Act compensation award. This is because the losses suffered by 9/11 victims and responders impact every aspect of their lives and those of their families. At Turley Hansen & Partners, LLP, we work tirelessly to get those who have suffered because of the 9/11 attacks the maximum amount of compensation available to help them recover and move forward. Part of that compensation can be for “household replacement services” which become necessary as a result of a 9/11-related illness of injury. But what are such services and how is […]

How Long Will It Take to Process My 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claim?

February 8, 2017

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The whole purpose of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is to get money and resources into the hands of victims, responders and their families. However, given the sheer number of VCF claims and the complexities involved in processing and approving them, the wait between the filing of a claim and the receipt of compensation can often be frustrating long. It can take months or years after a claim is filed before a claim is paid. Generally, VCF claims are reviewed in the order in which they were submitted — “first in, first out.”  In September 2016, the VCF Special […]

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