The day of September 11, 2001, a date that is hard to forget, caused havoc in New York City. After the two decades of this attack, various funds are still striving to overcome the aftereffects of this attack. Other than the on-spot casualties, the attack left several financial and health crises in the city. The 9/11 victim compensation fund is one of those funds that are working day in and out to help the affected once. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of these funds.
The 9/11 victim compensation fund is a fund that works to treat people who are still struggling with aerodigestive disorders and cancers caused by the inhalation of toxic debris created on that day. Promising to provide compensation for their health conditions.
Several people perished due to cancer after this attack, a number that is thought to be greater than those who died on the spot. The toxic dust created after the collapse of the twin towers was called “wildly toxic”. According to the air pollution experts and University of California research tons of debris created was pulverized concrete, which is known to cause silicosis upon inhalation. Silicosis is a lung disease, affecting the upper lobe of the lungs. Moreover, the risks of prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, and multiple myeloma were significantly elevated in the rescued or the recovery workers.
If you are one of those who were rescued or any of your relatives then you should claim for this 9/11 compensation fund. The exposure zone areas that come under this fund are all of Lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street from the Hudson River to the intersection of Canal Street and East Broadway, north on East Broadway to Clinton Street, and east on Clinton Street to the East River.
However, before contacting and demanding compensation it’s better to gather the information that would be needed to claim these funds. These include general queries regarding it includes:
- The claiming person’s location,
- His nature of work
- when they first arrived on site
- The duration of presence over the spot
The minimum hours of presence for cancer to develop are 4 hours. This scrutiny is crucial as it will increase the chances of getting to the deserving ones.
Why Should You Hire An Attorney?
If you are finding trouble in understanding these law procedures and are unknown to them, it is advised to contact Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP for relieving yourself or your beloved ones from the financial burden of these health conditions. Their firm will guide you through this process to get your rights without any delay. They will assist you in answering the queries confidently, gathering documentation required such as tax returns, medical records, and affidavits, etc. Moreover, they will save you from extra efforts by managing all the court work for you.
What if you are out of pocket and cannot afford an attorney for you? This should not stop you from getting your legal right as the fund will cover the standard attorney fees of 10 percent contingency fee. Making the whole process easy and affordable for you.
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