They must register by October 3rd to protect their rights to compensation, now and in the future. This is critical because some of the illnesses affecting the brave responders and cleanup workers do not manifest until years later.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
The New York personal injury attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson urge claimants with World Trade Center-related illnesses to register with the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) before the October 3, 2013 deadline or lose their rights to benefits.
The deadline applies to responders and their families who are planning to file a VCF claim and have known (or reasonably should have known) since October 3, 2011 of physical harm resulting from the September 11th attacks. Those injured before May 30, 2002 who did not qualify or apply for compensation from the first Victims Compensation Fund must also meet this deadline.
“Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson has fought for those injured in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack and the ensuing clean-up right from the beginning. We are proud that the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which opened the second victims’ fund, is named for our client, James Zadroga. Now we want to make sure that everyone gets the benefits that they deserve. They must register by October 3rd to protect their rights to compensation, now and in the future. This is critical because some of the illnesses affecting the brave responders and cleanup workers do not manifest until years later,” said Michael Barasch , Member at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC.
To meet the deadline to become a claimant, you must complete and file a VCF registration form either online or by mail. If you have legal representation, confirm that a registration form has been filed on your behalf. Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson helps ensure that all their clients’ VCF documents are filed correctly and deadlines met.
About the Firm
The NY personal injury attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC provide legal assistance and support to those who are unable to help themselves. No other law firm in the country has collected more money for its injured clients from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund than Barasch McGarry.
Serving clients from New York, NY, the firm is dedicated to providing legal services in the following practice areas:
- Personal injury
- Firefighter injuries
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC has developed an outstanding reputation for compassion and diligence with New Yorkers of every background, ethnic group, and profession. They have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in trials and settlements on behalf of seriously injured accident victims.
Founded in 1994, the lawyers at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC have over 100 years of combined experience. For more information about the firm, please contact them at http://www.personalinjuryjustice.com/ or call (888) 351-9421.
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