How is the compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund calculated?

The compensation amount a 9/11 victim can receive is based on the formula "economic loss + non-economic loss – collateral offset = compensation payout." While the average payout for victims is $250,000, the sum of money can be greater depending on the severity of their injuries.

Your final award is calculated using the formula "non-economic loss + economic loss - collateral offsets"

By law, the Victim Compensation Fund can only compensate for losses caused by eligible conditions caused by the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Furthermore, the law requires the Special Master to take into account the facts of the claim, the harm to the claimant, and the individual circumstances of the claimant. Each award is calculated individually. Your final award is calculated using this basic formula "non-economic loss + economic loss - collateral offsets." Collateral offsets refer to compensation from other sources that you received as a result of your injury and must be subtracted from the award.

To calculate economic loss, the Victim Compensation Fund must first determine whether there is a compensable loss. There are three types of economic loss – loss of earnings or benefits, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and replacement services loss. The VCF Act defines non-economic loss as losses related to physical and emotional pain, suffering, physical impairment, loss of society and companionship, mental anguish, inconvenience, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, injury to reputation, and other non-pecuniary losses of any nature.

Are you a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks? If so, we encourage you to get in touch with our experienced attorneys, who will help you find out whether you are eligible to file a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. The process is simple and requires minimal involvement from you.

File your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund with the assistance of our diligent attorneys

Since 1990, we have been offering quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims, and today, we take up 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims. If you were injured during or in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys, as they have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to assist you in filing your claim. The only documents necessary to evaluate your case are proof of your presence in the Exposure Zone and your medical records with your diagnosis. Once we deem you eligible, we will strive to obtain the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to for your unjust suffering.

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