Helping Workers Injured During 9/11 Obtain Their Rightful Workers’ Compensation Benefits
9/11 was the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. Although this horrifying event took place in 2001, Americans still remain haunted by the images of the plane strike and the Twin Towers’ collapse. We also remain humbled by the heroism of the women and men who rescued countless lives, cleared the debris and helped to rebuild Manhattan. Workers who were injured by the horrific conditions at ground zero are entitled to benefits to treat World Trade Center (WTC) related conditions. Families of WTC workers and volunteers are also entitled to benefits if their loved ones died of a WTC-related condition.
Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco began helping WTC workers and their families immediately after the tragedy. Our New York City work related injury lawyers regularly recovers compensation through the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC HP), the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund (WTC VF). We are familiar with the various types of benefits available and the complicated processes for recovering the maximum amounts possible under each program. Our goal is to ensure that every person who was injured in 9/11 operations receives the best care possible.
WTC Disability Law Registry Deadline is September 11, 2018
The World Trade Center Disability Law grants workers’ compensation, disability and accidental death benefits to individuals who were injured during rescue, recovery and cleanup operations, and to the families of those who died. The deadline for registering to receive benefits under this program is September 11, 2018.
Exceptions to Filing Deadlines for World Trade Center Workers and Volunteers
Generally, workers must file a claim for workers’ compensation within two years of the accident, or within two years after they knew or should have known about the injury. Because illnesses associated with the 9/11 terror attack may not have developed for years, the Workers’ Compensation Board has made exceptions to the normal filing date and procedures. Workers and volunteers remain eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they file a WTC-12 form by September 11, 2018.
City employees who were injured in WTC operations follow a different process. City employees must file the form with the agency that employed them to engage in the rescue, recovery or cleanup.
Line of Duty Injury Benefits
Employees of the FDNY, NYPD, DOC and DSNY who were on active duty during 9/11 operations are entitled to free treatments through Line of Duty Injury (LODI) benefits. The medical division of the fire department, police department, department of corrections or department of sanitation evaluates whether the uniformed officer’s condition is work-related and eligible for LODI benefits.
Learn More About 9/11 Compensation from Our New York City Work Related Injury Lawyers
If you have a 9/11-related condition, Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco can help you recover compensation. Our New York City work related injury lawyers will explain your rights during a free consultation. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.