Heroes and Survivors of 9/11 Deserve Better!
These Compensations Are Available for you!
Almost two decades have passed since the fateful morning of September 11th, 2001, and still, the world has yet to move on. Heroes of good hearts and survivors of resilience continue to pay for the unsolicited consequences of this tragic event.
Thousands of firemen, police officers, and volunteers got lung cancer and other diseases because of the smoke inhalation during the attack and debris removal that comes after. And the worst-case — thousands of lives were taken from this awful incident.
Because of that, in March 2010, lawyers and New York City representatives settled to paid more than $657.5 million on compensations for the victims of the dreadful attack including the families of the deceased.
According to news reports, between 2011 and 2019, 22,400 demands had been answered and the compensation for cancer increased by 45%, as stated in the analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.
Moreover, 17,600 demands are on revision because they wanted to increase the amount given to the plaintiffs who received small awards due to the limited funds of the September 11th Victim Compensation Funds.
An astounding number of claims have been demanded which made the Fund administration announce that they would reduce the compensation by half starting February 2020 because they had already spent 70% of their funds, which is $5 billion of the $7.4 billion allotted for the next 5 years.
At the end of July of 2019, things changed drastically for the survivors. Due to the pressure from different groups, the odds shifted to their favor as the Congress approved an initiative to guarantee the funds for victims until 2092. This decision will give the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of $10.2 billion which is sufficient enough to provide compensation for the plaintiffs in the next 10 years.
President Donal Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) into law less than a week after the Congress approved the initiative mentioned above.
Therefore, the funds should be available for the plaintiffs by now. If you or a loved one has suffered and continues to suffer from the consequences of the 9/11 attack, you should know that you are entitled to compensation and always remember to aim for what you deserve.
Benefits Available for Californians Workers
One of the greatest take away one can learn from the 9/11 is that public service is always, and forever will be, a sacrifice. Paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and those who proudly wear their uniforms are always on a mission to save others, even at the expense of their own lives. These heroes deserve better and their rights to compensation should be granted.
If you have a job similar or close to those mentioned above and found yourself injured or got sick while doing your task, remember that you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
However, this is not the only benefit you have access to for the services you offer the Government and the people. You have other options like:
- Basic Group Term Life
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- State Disability Insurance
- Travel and Accident Insurance
- Peace officer and firefighter retirement
- Savings Plus 401k & 457(b)
- State safety retirement
If your labor rights have been violated, remember that in Farahi Law Firm, we are always available to advise you. We are a group of specialized attorneys in personal injuries and employment law, included in the Top 100 in the Nation. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case or Call us at (844) 244-2955