Decades have passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. But the number of deaths and illnesses continues to rise because of toxic exposure to the disaster area. Even though nothing can be done to change the past, there are medical and financial programs that can help you manage your future.
If you lived, worked, volunteered, or went to school in Lower Manhattan some months after the tragic event, you may be eligible for compensation and free lifetime health care as well as medical benefits. But to enjoy all of these benefits, you need to work with an experienced 9/11 victim attorney. Here are some of the reasons why you should hire an attorney when filing a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim.
- A 9/11 attorney can help relieve the stress during this difficult period
Filing a claim yourself may mean digging through lots of paperwork trying to find proof of the impacts the 9/11 attacks have had on you. You also must work closely with Victim Compensation Fund [VCF] to ensure that you get the amount of compensation you deserve. Not to mention submitting copies of your medical paperwork to maximize your compensation. All these can take a toll on you and make you feel more stressed. You may even find it difficult to focus on your treatment and recover from the health conditions you acquired due to the toxic exposure from the 9/11 attack.
But if you hire a 9/11 attorney, he/she will relieve your stress and handle all the paperwork needed to maximize your compensation. What’s more, a 9/11 attorney will allow you to tell your story and share how the events of the 9/11 attack have impacted your life since then.
- The attorney will fill out all your paperwork correctly
Remember that it is not all about filling paperwork alone; it must also be done correctly. For you to receive compensation for your illness, you must fill out all the legal paperwork completely and correctly. You must also gather the necessary evidence needed to support your claim, such as sworn affidavits or sworn witness statements that are usually required for your claim to be approved. Fortunately, a 9/11 attorney can help you fill out all the paperwork and make sure that you don’t miss anything.
- A 9/11 attorney can explain to you how much compensation you should get
The Victim Compensation Fund has a specific set of precedents and awards put in place to help provide support to 9/11 victims. But the unfortunate part is that many victims are not aware of how much compensation they should expect.
A 9/11 attorney can give you an estimation of the value of your claim and figure out how much compensation you are entitled to. The attorney can also explain to you the different types of compensations that may be available to you as well as determine if they can be increased. So, if you want to get maximum compensation, hire an experienced 9/11 attorney.