Daniel J. Hansen, one of New York City’s most successful trial attorneys, recently published an article on the new Zadroga 9/11 Act in The Suffolk Lawyer, the official publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association, located in Long Island, New York. Last year, Mr. Hansen obtained a $19.6 million verdict for an injured construction worker.Dan is based out of our Manhattan office in the historic Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway.
The article details the differences between the original 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the Zadroga Act Fund which is slated to re-open this summer. Specifically, there are considerable differences in the definitions of who is a “WTC first responder” and what was the “WTC crash site” for eligibility purposes. The good news is that generally, the Zadroga 9/11 Act greatly expands coverage for injured and ill rescue, recovery and clean-up workers.