911 VCF (Victims Compensation Fund) FAQs

The Staten Island lawyers at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. answer your questions regarding personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability benefits in New York.

What attorney fee can be charged by a lawyer representing a 9/11 first responder, construction worker, or clean-up worker under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund who previously settled in the recent 9/11 lawsuit?

Attorney’s fees to represent a 9/11 first responder, construction worker, or clean-up worker under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund who previously settled in the recent 9/11 lawsuit is not allowed to be any more than a total of ten percent (10%) on all amounts received (the total received from the settlement lawsuit plus the amount awarded by the fund).

Who is eligible for monetary compensation through the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act?

Those eligible for monetary compensation through the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are as follows:
  • Sanitation workers;
  • Window washers near Ground Zero;
  • Commercial cleaners in the building or areas surrounding Ground Zero
  • Those who cleaned the toxic debris, dust, and fallout from Ground Zero such as janitors andporters;
  • City workers and private carting and sanitation workers who removed the debris and refuge from the 9/11 sites, including along route to any dump or landfill;
  • Barge and other maritime workers, such as dock workerscaptains, and others, who helped move the debris and materials from the World Trade Center or the nearby areas;
  • Transfer station workers who handled or helped move debris and materials from the 9/11 sites.
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