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  • Howard to return as W.T.C. Health Program director

    – Downtown Express

    (May 18, 2011) The community directly affected by 9/11 rejoiced when the James Zadroga Act was signed into law in early January. But the exact provisions of the bill are still far from being ironed out. Read more…

  • Overseer of 9 11 Health Fund Is Selected

    – Stock City News

    (May 18, 2011) The Justice Division has selected the special master to manage the multibillion-dollar fund developed to supply monetary compensation with regard to rescue employees as well as other folks that started to be ill coming from toxic gases, dust as well as smoke coming from ground zero following the 2001 attack, in accordance with a federal government official along with immediate understanding of the actual choice. Read more

  • Overseer of 9/11 Health Fund Is Chosen

    – The New York Times

    (May 18, 2011) The Justice Department on Thursday chose a special master to administer a multibillion-dollar fund created to provide financial compensation for rescue workers and others who became sick from toxic fumes, dust and smoke from ground zero after the 2001 attack. Read more

  • 9/11 Responders Learning Details Of Zadroga Act

    – CBS New York

    (May 7, 2011) Responders, volunteers and downtown residents met with officials on Saturday morning to learn for the first time how the James Zadroga Act will help them deal with illnesses from the toxic dust released on 9/11. Read more

  • WTC First Responders, Survivors Attend Health Conference

    – NY1

    (May 7, 2011) September 11th First Responder David Jacobs says he's afraid he will not live long enough to walk his young daughter down the aisle. He says he's suffering from a number of respiratory illnesses that started to develop in 2008. Read more

  • Schumer: Zadroga Bill Payments To Start By October

    – NY1

    (May 4, 2011) There is good news for the victims who survived the September 11th terror attacks but are still living with the health affects.
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Important Information

If you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center through September 12, 2002, please register your service with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. This will preserve your right to future benefits, should you ever need them.

You should file a WTC-12 form whether you were injured or not, and whether you were employed or volunteered. This includes duty at Ground Zero, Fresh Kills Landfill, the barges, the piers, and the morgues.

Employees and members of entities that participate in the New York State workers' compensation system are eligible. The deadline to register your service is Sept. 11, 2014.
New York State Workers’ Compensation Board:

WTC Respiratory Illness Lawsuits

Exhibit A - List of WTC Captive Insureds.pdf
Exhibit B - Work Verification Procedure.pdf
Exhibit C - Settlement Grid.pdf
Exhibit D - Qualifying Surgeries.pdf
Exhibit E - Cancer Insurance Policy.pdf
Exhibit F - Age Adjustment Factor Table.pdf
Exhibit G - List of Adjudicatory Bodies.pdf
Exhibit H - Second injury letter.pdf
Exhibit I - List of Mixed Orthopedic Plaintiffs
Exhibit J - Allocation Process Timeline.pdf
Exhibit K - Case Management Orders for each Master Docket.pdf
Exhibit L - Claim Form Amended
Exhibit M - Deleted Intentionally.pdf
Exhibit N - Deleted Intentionally.pdf
Exhibit O - Deleted Intentionally.pdf
Exhibit P - Release and Covenant Not to Sue.pdf
Exhibit Q - Asthma Impairment Criteria.pdf
Exhibit R - Affirmation of Final Settlement Agreement.pdf
Exhibit S - Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal.pdf
Exhibit T- Stipulated Order of Dismissal with Prejudice Pursuant to Final Settlement Agreement.pdf
Exhibit U - Eligible Plaintiff List Template.pdf

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    WTC Responders and Workers Settlement News

    Sickened September 11 workers get revised settlement
    – Reuters
    (June 10, 2010) - Attorneys for thousands of workers who suffered health problems stemming from the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center reached a revised $712 million settlement with New York City on Thursday.
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    Ground Zero Deal Gives Plaintiffs $712.5 Million
    – The New York Times

    (June 10, 2010) - Lawyers for the city and about 10,000 rescue and cleanup workers who say their health was damaged at ground zero announced Thursday that they had negotiated a new, $712 million settlement to replace one that a federal judge rejected three months ago.
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    Lawyers propose higher 9/11 responder settlement
    – The Associated Press

    (June 10, 2010) - Lawyers representing the city and thousands of ground zero workers suing over their exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center on Thursday proposed an increased settlement offer of $625 million to $712.5 million that also sets a cap on legal fees.
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    NYC, 9/11 Workers Reach $712.5 Million Injury-Claims Settlement
    – Bloomberg Businessweek

    (June 10, 2010) - Lawyers for 10,000 workers claiming illnesses from rescue, recovery and debris removal after the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack have agreed with New York City on a $712.5 million compensation fund to settle the cases.
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    NY judge: New 9/11 health pact 'very good deal'
    – The Washington Post
    (June 10, 2010) - A federal judge who held up an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust dropped his opposition Thursday after the deal was redrafted to give more money to sick workers and less to their lawyers.
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    Judge calls WTC settlement good deal
    – United Press International,
    (June 10, 2010) - A judge in New York gave preliminary approval Thursday to a settlement that would pay as much as $712.5 million for injuries at the World Trade Center site.
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    New proposal for sick WTC workers tops $700 million
    – CNN

    (June 10, 2010) - The U.S. District Judge overseeing the lawsuit filed by thousands of 9/11 first responders exposed to toxic dust at ground zero called the proposed amended settlement "a very good deal."
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    New Proposal Could Boost WTC Workers' Settlement by $125M
    – WNYC Radio

    (June 10, 2010) - Lawyers say they've reached a new settlement for almost 10,000 emergency personnel and construction workers who may have suffered health problems while working on the pile at Ground Zero.
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    Settlement Awards $712.5M to Ground Zero Workers
    – AOL News

    (June 10, 2010) - A renegotiated deal with the city of New York will give more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and cleanup workers a payout of $712.5 million in compensation for health damages they said they suffered at the site of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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    New Settlement Reached in 9/11 Injury Cases – New York Law Journal
    (June 10, 2010) - Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein gave his stamp of approval today to a renegotiated settlement of suits filed by 10,000 plaintiffs who suffered respiratory and other illnesses in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.
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    N.Y. judge: New 9/11 health pact 'very good' deal
    – USA Today
    (June 10, 2010) - Thousands of first responders, firefighters and construction workers sickened by toxic rubble at Ground Zero could share in a settlement of up to $712.5 million announced Thursday, three months after a federal judge said a previous deal did not pay victims enough.
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    NY Judge: New 9/11 Health Pact `Very Good' Deal
    (June 10, 2010) - Those words came Thursday from the federal judge who approved a legal settlement paving the way for ill 9/11 responders to receive their portion of a $700 million pot.
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    Federal Judge Approves New WTC First Responder Settlement
    – NY1
    (June 10, 2010) - A federal judge signed off Thursday on the newest proposed settlement between September 11th first responders who got ill after working at the World Trade Center site and the city.
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    NY judge: New 9/11 health pact 'very good deal'
    – WABC-TV NewYork

    (June 10, 2010) - A federal judge who held up an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust dropped his opposition Thursday after the deal was redrafted to give more money to sick workers and less to their lawyers.
    Continue reading article and watch video…

    WTC Plaintiffs May Get More Money
    – The Wall Street Journal

    (June 11, 2010) - Firefighters, police officers, construction workers and others injured during the rescue and debris-removal operations following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack could receive up to $712.5 million in a revised settlement unveiled Thursday.
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    Federal judge OKs new settlement offer in 9/11 toxic-dust case
    – The Journal News,

    (June 11, 2010) - A federal judge signed off on a legal settlement Thursday that could pay as much as $713 million to 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust, and immediately urged thousands of police, firefighters and construction workers to take the deal.
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    Possible End to the WTC Settlement Saga
    – NBC New York
    (June 11, 2010) - The long, embattled World Trade Center settlement could finally be coming to an end. Continue reading article…

    Judge OKs new deal for sick 9/11 crews
    – The New York Post

    (June 11, 2010) - The judge who angrily shot down a $657 million settlement for injured Ground Zero workers as "not enough" signed off on a new deal yesterday -- after the plaintiffs' lawyers, the city and its insurer sweetened the pot to $712.5 million.
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