COVID-19 UPDATE: The Perecman Firm is open! Our team is working remotely and offering confidential consultations via phone, e-mail, and video conferencing. Read more from Founding Attorney, David Perecman.

Your Rights According to the  Zadroga Act We Take a Stand for the Injured

The Perecman Firm has recovered more than half a billion dollars for injury victims.

Contact Us

No Fees Unless We Win 
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

FELA & The Zadroga Act

NYC Workers’ Comp Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

The dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known. When breathed in, asbestos fibers can cause not only conditions like asbestosis, but it can also lead to lung cancer or mesothelioma. With an average life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient at less than 18 months, this diagnosis can be devastating.

Unfortunately, many great heroes were exposed to asbestos as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers on 9/11. While the New York City workers’ compensation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. can help victims of exposure to pursue compensation, it can take time for cases to be heard and monetary damages to be obtained. This is time many victims simply do not have.

Providing for individuals exposed on 9/11 is something that our nation owes to people who stepped up to help during the city’s time of need. Fortunately, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Compensation Act makes it possible for victims to get care for health problems and compensation for losses. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has helped many people with 9/11-related conditions file appropriate legal claims for benefits available to them through the Zadroga Act and we can assist you, too.

Interested in learning more about your rights? Call (212) 577-9325 today to learn more and arrange a free consultation.

What Is the Zadroga Act?

The Zadroga Act was signed into law January 2, 2011. It makes continued federal funds available for healthcare programs designed to provide treatment for victims affected by the events of September 11, 2001. The Act also reopens the Victims Compensation Fund, which makes monetary benefits available to people who were hurt or to family members who lost loved ones as a result of the attacks or their aftermath.

The four primary programs that treat health problems resulting from asbestos include:

  • The World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, which provides care to first responders.
  • The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation WTEC Environmental Health Canter, which provides care to survivors.
  • The Fire Department of New York Responder Health Program, which provides care for personnel from the New York Fire Department.
  • The WTC Health Program, which is a national network of clinics that make specialized medical treatment available for survivors and responders who move out of the NYC metropolitan area.

These programs ensure that free medical services are available and provided by trained professionals who know how to deal with the illnesses that 9/11 caused. The Zadroga Act also reopens the Victims Compensation Fund to new applications, expanding eligibility, and allowing more victims who were harmed to collect compensation. Victims must waive their rights to sue if they receive money from the Compensation Fund, but may still be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Ready for Your Free Consultation? Call Now!

Applying for and receiving medical coverage and compensation can sometimes be complicated — even with the Zadroga Act in place — making it prudent to speak with an experienced New York City workers’ compensation and injury attorney if you need help. Call The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. today to schedule a 100% free consultation and learn more about how your right to medical care and compensation.

  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2008-2021
  • U.S. News' Best Law Firms in America, 2011-2021
  • Super Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers®, 2007-2020
  • New York Magazine' s Leaders in the Law
  • New York Law Journal's
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10
/

When You Call Us

YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT KNOWING:
  • We have over 40 years of proven legal experience under our belts.
  • We make you our top priority.
  • We are highly respected in the legal community.
  • We are premier trial lawyers and smart litigators.
  • We have a stellar record of success in accident cases.

No Fees 

UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.