VCF Attorneys Fighting for Your Disability Benefits
Qualify for Disability Benefits with Help from Our VCF Law Firm
September 11th responders and survivors who suffered a wide range of injuries and illnesses in the attacks are eligible for health care, monetary and other benefits under a pair of federal programs. The programs provide compensation for men and women who are temporarily or permanently disabled as a result of the attacks. Our VCF attorneys can help you understand your rights and options and guide you through the claims process with experience and personal attention.
At Pitta & Baione, we help 9/11 responders and survivors get the full disability and other benefits available by building the strongest possible claim. We are seasoned lawyers who have dedicated our careers to helping people whose lives were forever changed during a heinous attack on our nation. Our firm has a strong track record of successful results for the people that we represent.
If you or a loved one is seeking disability benefits under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, it is important to have an experienced attorney in your corner.
Our VCF Attorneys Explain NYC Victim Compensation Fund Benefits
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund makes monetary benefits available to people who were disabled as a result of the attacks. Those benefits are designed to compensate the person (and his or her family) for two types of loss: economic and non-economic.
Economic Loss for 9/11 Disabled Persons
Economic loss refers to the impact on a person’s ability to work. It includes missed current and future wages, as well as other benefits typically stemming from employment. Our VCF attorneys have seen these benefits, which are calculated based on factors like age, salary and extent of disability, total in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.
VCF Attorneys for 9/11 Non-Economic Loss
Non-economic loss is related to pain, suffering and any decrease in a person’s quality of life as a result of 9/11-related injuries, illnesses or medical conditions. These losses typically increase along with the severity of the injury or disability.
Eligibility Requirements for Disability Benefits
A person seeking compensation for a disability must prove that he or she has a physical condition that has made the person disabled on a temporary or permanent basis. The person also has to show that the condition was caused by the 9/11 attacks. Our VCF attorneys can help with both.
The condition and disability must be certified by an entity such as workers’ compensation board, the Social Security Administration, local agencies like the NYPD, NYCERS or FDNY, a private insurer, private physician, or through the World Trade Center Health Program disability evaluation process.
A person who is seeking or is receiving VCF disability benefits can also seek workers’ compensation, Social Security and similar benefits for their injuries and conditions. The total amount of VCF benefits the person receives, however, may be reduced based on the amount received through other programs.
Questions About the Application Process? Our VCF Attorneys are Here For You
If you or a loved one is considering seeking 9/11 responders or survivors disability benefits – or if you are having trouble getting your claim approved – the VCF attorneys at Pitta & Baione can help.
For more information about eligibility requirements of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program, contact the VCF attorneys Pitta & Baione at 844-WTC-COMP or [email protected].
Pitta & Baione Successful Claims
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Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a wrongful death claim on behalf of a union carpenter who worked on the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.
Secured an expedited award for New York State Supreme Court employee who was disabled by 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.
Secured an expedited award for a union carpenter who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a Local 94 operating engineer who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung disease.
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Secured an xpedited award for a DSNY sanitation worker who assisted in the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 nasal cavity cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a New York City Department of Corrections corrections officer who served as a volunteer responder on 9/11 and later developed a disabling and rare 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a favorable result for a wrongful death claim on behalf of a TWU Local 100 MTA worker who participated in the 9/11 recovery efforts and later developed 9/11 lung cancer.
Successfully represented an union carpenter who built temporary structures at Ground Zero as a 9/11 responder and later developed disabling 9/11 colon cancer.
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From our initial phone call, we felt extremely confident in Pitta & Baione. handling our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim. Their expertise and familiarity with the 9/11 VCF claims process was evident in all that they did to help us with all aspects of our claim. We consistently felt their commitment to us and we continue to consider them a valued and trusted source of support.
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Christopher Baione is the Partner at the firm who assisted me with my legal needs. During a very difficult time in my life he was very patient, listened to my concerns, always had time to answer my questions and was available via phone or email. I hope to not need to call him again, but if I do, he will be the attorney I will be visiting. Excellent attorney. 5 stars from me
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