9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Lawyers

$10 Billion is now available to 9/11 victims, but there’s a limited time to apply

September 11, 2001, is a day our country will never forget. On that day, the World Trade Center collapsed. Hundreds of people lost their lives. Thousands of first responders and volunteers rushed to the scene. Millions of residents, tourists, and students in Lower Manhattan were unavoidably exposed to the toxic dust and fumes. Today, nearly 20 years later, over 70 types of cancer, respiratory illnesses, and lung disease have been linked to exposure to chemicals at the World Trade Center disaster radius. 

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If you or a loved one were exposed to toxic dust from the World Trade Center attacks between September 11, 2001, and May 30, 2002, you may be eligible for healthcare benefits and/or financial compensation.  However, there are deadlines to register for the Victims Compensation Fund, so it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. 

Contact our 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Lawyers immediately at 813-774-3341

At Darrigo & Diaz in Tampa, we are helping the 9/11 victims and their families get the medical care and financial assistance they need. Whether a first responder, survivor, volunteer, resident of Lower Manhattan, or even a tourist, you may be entitled to significant compensation.  

Our 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Lawyers understand the anger, frustration, and fear you may have about the events of the past and uncertainty of the future. While nothing can replace the losses you’ve incurred, there is life-changing free healthcare and financial compensation available under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). 

9/11 was just the beginning

It has been nearly 20 years since September 11, 2001, yet the terrorist attacks continue to take lives daily. According to the World Trade Center Health Program, as of June 2020, more than 2,250 people have died due to 9/11-related illnesses. 

Multiple studies indicate that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes a particularly higher incidence of cancer. One report found that first responders who worked at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan were 19-32% more likely to develop cancer

The harmful effects of exposure to the hazardous debris from the 9/11 attacks is undeniable. That’s why our experienced injury attorneys are helping eligible victims file a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. 

However, the deadline to apply to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is two years from the date that cancer or illness has been certified by the World Trade Center Health Program —or any other governmental agency. Therefore, you must act fast. 

Contact our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers immediately at 813-774-3341 or online for a free, confidential consultation. 

Who qualifies for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?  

In general, the following criteria must be met to qualify for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund:

  • You must have been present in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, the Fresh Kills landfill, barges/trucks that moved debris, the New York City Morgue, or garages where emergency vehicles were cleaned between the dates of September 11, 2001, and May 30, 2002.
  • You must be diagnosed with a cancer or illness that is covered and recognized by the World Trade Center Health Program as being caused by exposure to 9/11 toxic dust and fumes.

If you meet these two criteria, you should contact our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers immediately to begin the application process. This process can be tedious and involve numerous steps, including proving and submitting a claim with the United States Department of Justice. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged to have an experienced injury attorney handle this part of the process, so you can focus on what really matters – your health and family. 

What cancers and illnesses are covered under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

Currently, there are over 70 types of cancer and illnesses recognized by the World Trade Center Health Program to be associated with the 9/11 exposures. The most common medical conditions reported are:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Blood cancers such as lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Stomach cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer (Melanoma and non-Melanoma)
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Urinary tract cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pancreatic cancer

For the complete list of cancers and illnesses covered by the World Trade Center Health Program visit the CDC website here

If you suffer from cancer or illness that you believe is related to the 9/11 attacks but that is not on the list, do not just assume you do not qualify for compensation. Our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers will be able to help you determine if you qualify for benefits.

What does the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund pay for?

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund provides financial compensation for economic and non-economic losses to individuals who were physically injured as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  It also provides compensation to relatives of individuals who died as a result of the attacks. 

Economic losses include payment for:

  • Medical care and prescriptions
  • Loss of earnings due to disabilities or death
  • Replacement services, which are household services that a disabled or deceased victim provided, such as cleaning, cooking, childcare, maintenance, etc.

Non-economic losses include payment for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

To ensure you receive full compensation for both economic and non-economic losses, it is highly encouraged to contact an experienced attorney. Our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers will handle the claim process for you and make certain you receive a fair settlement value. 

What are the fees for hiring a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer? 

At Darrigo & Diaz, you will not have to pay for anything unless we obtain financial compensation on your behalf. Our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund lawyers are experienced trial attorneys with a proven track record of securing the highest possible settlement amounts for our clients. Led by Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Nadine Diaz, our firm is an esteemed member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® with over 200-million awarded settlements and verdicts.

Frequently asked questions about filing a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

How much funding is available in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

There are over $10 billion dollars in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. However, awards are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. That’s why it is imperative that you file your claim immediately. These funds could run out fast. 

Is there any harm in filing a claim?

No. There are no adverse effects in filing a claim. 

Do I need an attorney to file a claim?

No. However, statistics show that individuals who hire an attorney to handle the claims process receive substantially higher settlements. In fact, 83% of all 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claimants are represented by attorneys. Our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers will take care of everything for you and ensure you get the money, care, and justice you deserve. 

Don’t wait to file your claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Call 813-774-3341 to schedule your free, confidential consultation

Many people try to complete the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims application on their own, only to learn that contains over 120 pages of detailed questions and extensive evidence gathering. 

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers at Darrigo & Diaz in Tampa are here to help. It would be our pleasure to handle the claims process from beginning to end. We can help you prove your eligibility and maximize your World Trade Center settlement, all while minimizing delay, frustration, and aggravation. But you must take the first step. 

Contact our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund lawyers immediately for a free, confidential consultation. We will talk to you about your potential case and advise you on how to file a claim. If you decide to hire us to represent you, we promise to fight tirelessly until justice and compensation have been served for you. 

And as Tampa’s e-Firm, you can meet with us and hire us without ever coming into our office. 

Call 813-774-3341 now to learn more. 

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