New Deadlines for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Never Forget. That’s been our nation’s motto since the devastating attacks on 9/11/2001. Despite this very powerful motto, many victims who were injured during the terrorist attack or the rescue efforts do, in fact, feel forgotten. That’s because they continue to suffer from the losses they endured that day.
Thankfully, our Never Forget mantra was reinforced when the H.R. 1327 Bill made compensation for victims of September 11th permanent. This powerful legislation enables 9/11 victims and their families to pursue financial compensation by bringing a claim within two years of July 29th, 2019, the date of the Bill’s passage.
It is important to note that prior claims, that are now valid, may have been dismissed or rejected for lack of timeliness prior to this most recent amendment. However, claimants may now have the opportunity to re-file those claims.
Are you interested in learning more about why these changes matter, the types of 9/11 injuries that are covered and how to get started on your claim? Learn the answers to all your questions below.
Why These Changes Matter
September 11th was devastating in so many ways. Initially, our nation was proud to send in hoards of volunteers to help with the rescue and recovery process. As the years passed, however, we realized how much danger those first-responders actually put themselves in. Many of these individuals breathed in hazardous asbestos, cement and other particles and are now suffering debilitating health effects as a result. These problems aren’t limited to the first-responders, either. The massive dust cloud enveloped much of lower Manhattan in the initial hours.
While much has been done to help September 11th victims and responders who are still suffering, many of them aren’t getting the compensation they deserve. They aren’t having their medical bills paid, and they aren’t getting the disability payments that they should be. If this recent bill had not passed, victims who had been promised help wouldn’t be getting it.
Types of 9/11 Injuries
What types of injuries are surfacing after responders breathed in hazardous chemicals? Here are the types of medical conditions and injuries being reported:
- Lung disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
These conditions have resulted in the death and disability of over 51,000 individuals throughout the nation.
Getting Representation and Seeking Justice
If you were injured as a result of the September 11th attacks or rescue efforts, reach out to a lawyer now. Victims have a very limited time to pursue a claim. Contact Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. for help on your 9/11 victim compensation fund.
Contact Drazin & Warshaw in Red Bank, Hazlet, or Brick to Discuss Your 9/11 Claims
Did you or a loved one sustain serious conditions as a result of the 9/11 terror attack? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. represent clients and their 9/11 claims in Keansburg, Red Bank, Freehold, Middletown, Holmdel and throughout New Jersey. Call (732) 747-3730 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 25 Reckless Pl., Red Bank, NJ 07701, as well as offices in Hazlet and Brick.
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