What non-cancer health conditions does the Victim Compensation Fund cover?

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund covers acute traumatic injuries, airway and digestive disorders, mental health conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders, in addition to dozens of cancers. If you have one of the eligible conditions, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, as you might be eligible to file a claim.

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund covers many non-cancer health conditions victims can develop

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was created on September 22, 2001, to provide financial compensation to individuals or personal representatives of deceased individuals who experienced physical harm or were killed as a consequence of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes or the debris removal endeavors that took place during the immediate aftermath of the attacks. However, only certain health conditions might deem a person eligible for compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund. In addition to dozens of cancers, the following health conditions and injuries might qualify someone for money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund:

Acute traumatic injuries

  • complex sprain
  • eye injury
  • fracture
  • head trauma
  • tendon tear
  • other

Airway and digestive disorders

  • asthma
  • chronic cough syndrome
  • chronic laryngitis
  • chronic nasopharyngitis
  • chronic respiratory disorder
  • chronic rhinosinusitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  • interstitial lung disease
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • reactive airway dysfunction syndrome
  • sleep apnea
  • upper airways hyperreactivity

Mental health conditions

  • acute stress disorder
  • adjustment disorder
  • anxiety disorders
  • depression
  • dysthymic disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • major depressive disorder
  • panic disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • substance use disorder

Musculoskeletal disorders (applies to WTC responders only)

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • low back pain
  • other musculoskeletal disorders

If you struggle with any of the above injuries or health conditions, we encourage you to get in touch with our toxic exposure attorneys, who have over three decades of experience in handling these cases. They will help you find out whether you are eligible to file a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Because we are well aware of how difficult suffering from a serious injury or health condition is, we will strive to simplify the legal process so that it will require minimal involvement from you.

Quality legal assistance for 9/11 victims seeking money from the Victim Compensation Fund

Our attorneys have the necessary experience, resources, skills, and knowledge to assist you in filing your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim. The only documents we will request to assess your case are proof of your presence in the Exposure Zone and your medical records with your diagnosis. If we determine that you are eligible, we will go to great lengths to obtain the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your unjust suffering. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay us anything unless we recover money for you.

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