$1,106,564 for a Local 32-BJ Cleaner
$1,106,564 for a Local 32-BJ cleaner disabled by stage IV brain cancer and breast cancer that required multiple surgeries, extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Turley Hansen also coordinated and won Social Security Disability benefits for our client.
Some of the forgotten heroes of 9/11 are the people who put lower Manhattan office buildings back together to get the the world’s financial markets and other businesses up and going.
Our client was a cleaning woman who worked in World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11. She was stuck on an upper floor in Building 7 for over 24 hours. Without any breathing protection, she inhaled dust and toxic fumes in the building while awaiting rescue.
Unbelievably, she went home, showered and returned the next day – with many co-workers- to begin cleaning up to three inches of dust off all the surfaces , windows, carpets and walls. Like many 9/11 heroes, she was never given the proper breathing protection by her employer. Never-the-less, she continued to get the job done. What a fantastic work ethic she and her co-workers showed in the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks!
Unfortunately, our client developed 9/11 related Stage 4 brain cancer and breast cancer a few years ago. She underwent multiple surgeries, extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Thankfully, she is still alive. Turley Hansen was able to obtain a $1,106,664 award for her from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
In addition, her 9/11 cancers left her permanently disabled. Our client was in her early 50’s and had a long and steady work history. Turley Hansen coordinated her 9/11 Fund claim with a Social Security disability claim. We won her Social Security claim and she now receives a pension from Social Security for life, many years before her regular Social Security disability retirement age.
Turley Hansen is the only major 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firm that can represent you and coordinate all your claims for your 9/11 illnesses, including workers’ compensation and Social Security disability.
Should you have questions about medical care or an award from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.