“Our firm has advocated for the rights of 9/11 survivors and rescue workers since the beginning, and we will continue to keep the public informed of important deadlines and other related news,” said Matthew J. McCauley, Esq.
Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are never forgotten, is emphasizing the importance of registering with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) before the deadline passes. First responders and rescue workers who were diagnosed with an eligible cancer on or before October 12, 2012 must register with the Fund by October 14, 2014, according to a press release issued on October 7, 2014 by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerrold Nadler. The deadline cannot be extended by the Special Master.
The release indicates that, at a recent press conference, the lawmakers met with community leaders, labor leaders and 9/11 survivor advocates to emphasize the importance of registering with the Fund on time. Compensation from the Fund is available to survivors and rescue workers from the World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and the Shankesville, Pennsylvania crash sites.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler stated in the release, “First responders and community survivors displayed unparalleled bravery and courage on September 11, 2001, and in the weeks following, as they risked their lives to search for victims among the rubble and to return to their homes, schools and workplaces downtown. I strongly encourage those who have been diagnosed with cancer from exposure to Ground Zero during the aftermath of 9/11 to register with the VCF right away by going to VCF.gov. If you do not register by October 14, you will unfortunately not be eligible.”
According to Parker Waichman LLP, exposure to the toxic dust that hovered following the crashes that occurred on 9/11 has caused many first responders to develop serious conditions, including respiratory illnesses and over 60 types of cancer. “Our firm has advocated for the rights of 9/11 survivors and rescue workers since the beginning, and we will continue to keep the public informed of important deadlines and other related news,” said Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP.
Parker Waichman LLP supports recent efforts to reauthorize the Zadroga Act, which would keep the VCF and the WTC Health Program open for another 25 years, according to a press release issued on September 17, 2014 by Senator Gillibrand and Congressional members Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King. Currently, the WTC Health Program and VCF will expire in October 2015 and October 2016, respectively.
Parker Waichman LLP, which worked alongside Ground Zero first responders and their advocates to ensure passage of the Zadroga Act, vows to continue its efforts to ensure these heroes receive all of the Zadroga Act compensation they need and deserve. If you or a loved one are eligible for compensation under the Zadroga Act, and would like assistance with your claim, please visit Parker Waichman's Zadroga Act claims page at yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).