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In the months following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, there were thousands of individuals who were exposed to harmful dust and fumes containing toxic chemicals which resulted from the destruction of the Twin Towers. Since that time, countless victims have developed serious and chronic ailments, including a number of cancers, COPD, lung disease, Lymphoma, and more. Some have died as a result of their World Trade Center-related injuries, while others struggle daily to combat the severity of their illness.

At Calcagno & Associates, we fight tirelessly to help 9/11 victims secure the health benefits and compensation that they depend on in order to combat the serious illnesses they suffered as a result of the World Trade Center attacks. We help victims to collect compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which operates under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. To learn more about the illnesses covered by the fund, and to find out whether or not you are eligible to file a claim, please contact our offices today to receive your free case evaluation.

The Zadroga Act

In an attempt to provide adequate healthcare and compensation for victims of the 9/11 attacks, the “Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act” was signed into law by President Barack Obama in early 2011. The Zadroga Act awards billions to the “9/11 Victim Compensation Fund” (detailed below) in order to screen applicants and to provide those who meet the eligibility requirements (as well as the strict deadlines) with the monetary compensation they require in order to combat their 9/11 related illness. The fund also provides victims with additional health benefits which could make a significant impact on their recovery, and recent changes have dedicated this health coverage to victims for the next seventy five years. Since the signing of the Zadroga Act in 2011, government officials have been able to extend the eligibility for the number of illnesses covered under the Victim Compensation Fund, and they now accept newly diagnosed conditions – as well as recent deaths – as being eligible for a claim.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Coverage

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (maintained under The Zadroga Act detailed above) provides compensation for any individual, or family of a deceased individual, who were present in the crash site area between September 11th 2001 and May 30th 2002, and who suffer from illnesses as a result of the attacks. If you or a loved one were a part of the 9/11 community and were exposed to toxic dust and fumes that has since led to the diagnosis of cancer or another illness, please contact The Law Offices of Calcagno & Associates today to find out how we can help you collect the compensation that you deserve.

Coverage for 9/11 Related Illnesses:
Some of the most common covered 9/11 illnesses covered under the Victim Compensation Fund are:

  • Non-melanoma or Melanoma skin cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Female breast cancer
  • COPD
  • And many more

Coverage for Specific 9/11 Victims:
The Zadroga Act covers specific victims who are eligible for monetary compensation, which include (but are not limited to):

  • First Responders
  • Barge and other maritime workers
  • All Construction workers at Ground Zero
  • Iron Workers at Ground Zero
  • Porters, janitors, and others who cleaned the toxic dust and debris
  • Utility workers
  • Security workers
  • Federal workers
  • National Guard
  • Volunteers
  • And many more

Coverage for 9/11 Victim Losses:
Coverage by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund may include compensation for the following losses:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Lost earnings
  • Lost employment-related benefits
  • Out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Replacement services such as housekeeping, regular home maintenance service such as lawn care, etc.
  • Funeral, burial, memorial service expenses

* Remember, a monetary award from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund depends on whether all eligibility criteria is satisfied and if the strict registration deadlines are met. Therefore it is imperative that you speak with a qualified attorney from Calcagno & Associates as soon as possible to find out if you have time to meet these important deadlines.

9/11 Victim Fund Lawyers

The attorneys at Calcagno & Associates respect and admire the selfless men and women who assisted in the 9/11 attacks, and we feel deeply for those who suffer with long-term illnesses as a result of their proximity to the crash zone. For this reason, we would be honored if you would choose our firm to represent you in your legal pursuits, as we will seek the compensation you deserve through the 9/11 Victim Compensation fund and the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. So please contact us today to find out more about our firm and to receive a free consultation evaluating your claim.


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