9/11 victims receive personal injury retribution
September 11, 2001 was a day that we, as Americans, will never forget. In a time of great tragedy, however, arose a spirit of patriotism, brotherhood, and courage that our generation had never seen. We have recovered and rebuilt, but we have not forgotten.
In State College, Pennsylvania, like all around the country, we felt the attack ripple through our community. Today, many of the victims and families who suffered most from the attacks are receiving retribution.
A recent CNN article highlights the true justice of personal injury claims. The piece lists many statistics of monetary payments made to 9/11 victims, mainly from the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
From 2001 to 2003, the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund processed all the claims relating to injuries and death caused by the terrorist attacks. This included 7,408 applications from 75 countries around the world.
In total, 5,560 awards were made in those cases, amounting to $7 billion.
There were 4,445 personal injury claims. After the claims were assessed, 2,680 received funds ranging from payments of $500 to $8.6 million, all tax-free.
In 2011, the fund was reopened to compensate first responders and individuals who later developed health problems as a result of the September 11 attacks, including personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.
As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, we are glad to see how these claims have helped those who were injured or lost loved ones.
9/11 victims receive personal injury retribution was last modified: February 18th, 2016 by Mark Weaver