This Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the 9/11 Notice Act, which aims to ensure that individuals who were in the New York City exposure zones between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002 are informed by employers of their rights to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program. Both programs provide monitoring and treatment for eligible individuals with WTC-related illnesses.
This key legislation requires that businesses and institutions that had people return to work after the attack notify them of their potential eligibility for these benefits. There are still a large number of potential eligible survivors who are unaware of their rights to receive these benefits as it's a widely believed misconception the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and similar benefits are reserved for first responders.
If you or a loved one lived or worked near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, even as far north as Canal Street, and are suffering from a health condition such as respiratory illness, lung disease, and/or cancer, you may be entitled to health benefits and substantial compensation.
Speak with an experienced 9/11 World Trade Center Lawyer
At the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm, our experienced team of New York 9/11 World Trade Center Lawyers are some of the most well recognized lawyers in New York City and are currently representing hundreds of people who have unfortunately developed illnesses as a result of the tragic 9/11 attacks.
If you or a loved one has developed an illness as a result of working or living in proximity to the World Trade Center, please contact us for a free consultation today at 212-869-3500.