What is the defined exposure zone that might qualify someone for compensation?

Establishing where you were inside the Exposure Zone during or after the attacks determines which 9/11 health and compensation programs you may be eligible for, such as the Victim Compensation Fund, which is why it is important to know what area is the Exposure Zone.

The exposure zone spans from Houston Street to the southern tip of Manhattan

The World Trade Center Exposure Zone is the area extending south from Houston Street in Lower Manhattan and covering a 1.5-mile radius from Ground Zero, including a western edge of Brooklyn. Placing yourself inside the Exposure Zone means that you breathed in the toxic air from the smoke and debris of the World Trade Center. However, it is important to note that the exposure zone that might deem you eligible for money from the Victim Compensation Fund is the area defined as south of Canal Street and west of Clinton Street, covering all of Lower Manhattan south of those boundaries.

The New York City Disaster Area is the site within New York City that is the area of Manhattan that is south of Houston Street, and any block in Brooklyn that is contained within a 1.5-mile radius of the World Trade Center site. If you were in the exposure zone that might qualify you for money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, we strongly encourage you to give our attorneys a call, as they can efficiently help you file a claim and obtain the financial compensation you might be entitled to. We have been handling toxic exposure cases for over three decades, so we have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to offer you quality legal assistance.

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

Since 1990, our law firm has been dedicated to pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and today, we take up 9/11 cases. If you are a responder or survivor of the attacks and struggle with a disease or injury, we advise you to contact our diligent attorneys, as you might be eligible for compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund. The only documents we will request to evaluate your case and determine your eligibility are proof of your presence in the Exposure Zone and your medical records with your diagnosis. If we establish that you are entitled to compensation, we will strive to obtain the maximum amount you qualify for.

Other related questions

See more questions