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Firm Attended UFA Delegate Seminar Program

Michael Barasch and firm partners Barry Salzman, Ed Marcowitz and Bruce Kaye  attended this week’s UFA Delegate Seminar Program. Michael met with with IAFF President Harold Schaitberger (see photo) and IAFF VP Pete Gorman about their joint efforts to extend the Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund.  Schaitberger and Gorman recently joined Barasch and his client Joe […]

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte Push for 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Extension

New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte will join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in offering a measure urging extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The act, aiding former Ground Zero workers in honor of James Zadroga, expires next year. The senators’ proposal is a nonbinding budget amendment, but aims to put lawmakers on record. Ayotte […]

Officers Accused of Fraudulent Claims for PTSD after 9/11

More than 100 retired police officers, firefighters and correctional officers are being charged with Social Security disability fraud for allegedly faking the extent of their disabilities to unlawfully obtain disability benefits. Many of those accused of scamming the system say their troubles, including psychiatric problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), began after the 9/11 […]

Eligibility for VCF Benefits

The eligibility requirements for obtaining compensation for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has changed. Please click here to see our blog post on Post911Attorneys.com for more information. The Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) makes benefits available to those directly involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks as well as those in proximity to the Twin Towers’ […]

The Disturbing Truth About Asbestos

When it comes to asbestos, the advice of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can be summed up in three words: Do Not Disturb. The highly toxic building material poses no threat to those who must co-exist with it — including many homeowners whose homes were built before the substance was phased out of use in […]

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), […]

Who was Officer James Zadroga and Why Should You Know His Name?

Officer James Zadroga was one of the first responders on the scene when New York’s Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Zadroga was a police officer for New York City who eventually spent more than 450 hours involved in clean-up and rescue efforts at the site now known as Ground Zero. […]

V.C.F. on Hold until Feds Add Cancer to Zadroga Act

From Downtown Express August 22, 2012 | Filed under: News | Posted by: aline BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  44- year-old Glen Klein is one of scores of injured Sept. 11 first responders who are anxiously awaiting compensation from the government for economic losses tied to their physical ailments. Klein, who has three children, was forced into premature retirement from […]


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