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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updates — Calculating Compensation Amounts
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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updates — Calculating Compensation Amounts

As of October 2012, approximately 14,000 potential claimants have registered through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s website. Of those, fewer than 700 claimants submitted eligibility forms, many of which lacked essential information when submitted. A small number of individuals have been informed of their eligibility for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF),… Read More »

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What will it Cost You?

When you suffer a personal injury due to the actions of someone else, you might hold out hope that the responsible party would be willing to compensate you. While is the right thing to do, it rarely happens in such a straightforward manner. People who cause accidents often refuse to acknowledge the damage they have… Read More »

Other Countries Pass Anti-Terror Laws after America’s 9/11 Tragedy

The horrific terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, shook the world. The response from the United States government was tremendous, but the U.S. was not alone. Countries around the globe passed anti-terror laws after the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell. Among the countries that passed the most comprehensive… Read More »

Health Risks Associated With Mold And Exposure to Toxic Particles

Mold is a fungus that grows readily in environments that are warm, humid and damp. It can grow both inside and outside a home or commercial building. Indoor mold can be found in more than 1,000 different varieties, but most of them pose no particular health dangers. However, mold can cause serious health concerns when… Read More »

Health Risks Associated With Mold Exposure to Toxic Particles

Mold is a fungus that grows readily in environments that are warm, humid and damp. It can grow both inside and outside a home or commercial building. Indoor mold can be found in more than 1,000 different varieties, but most of them pose no particular health dangers. However, mold can cause serious health concerns when… Read More »

The Zadroga Act: What It Is, and How It Can Help You

Since January 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has offered compensation to first responders and residents of New York City who have developed chronic illnesses after being exposed to hazardous materials. Thanks to tireless advocates, individuals who developed one of 50 types of cancer due to their exposure to toxins… Read More »

Personal Injury in the Workplace and When to Sue

Most people think that if they’ve been injured on-the-job, they can only collect from workers compensation. While true in some cases, there are exceptions to the rule that enable injured employees to sue for further damages. You may file a products liability suit if you were injured by a defective product If a machine you… Read More »

Should You Call A Personal Injury Lawyer Regarding an Incident of Assault?

When most people think of assault and battery, they think of cases tried in criminal courts. However, if you are the victim of a crime, criminal charges will do nothing to make up for your lost wages, pay your medical bills and compensate you for pain and suffering. In this type of situation, you may… Read More »

Helping Your Children with the Loss of a Loved One

It is an unfortunate myth that all children don’t understand death and don’t grieve when a loved one dies. The way a child looks at death is closely related to his or her chronological age. Children under five don’t necessarily comprehend the finality of death. They understand that someone they love is gone, but they… Read More »

What You Need to Do To Protect Yourself After an Auto Accident

The best time to prepare for an accident is before it ever happens. Even if you drive defensively and follow all safety laws, many drivers choose not to do so. If possible, obtain orange emergency cones and keep them in your trunk in the event of an accident. You should also ensure that your emergency… Read More »