September 11 Zadroga Act

9-11-Ground Zero Recovery

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Kreindler began representing victims and their families almost immediately after the terrorist airplane crashes of September 11, 2001. Since that day, Kreindler has represented thousands of first responders, families of victims, residents, area workers, volunteers and other survivors of the 9/11 attacks.  Because of the serious illnesses caused by exposure to the toxic dust and debris in Lower Manhattan, Kreindler’s mission to help 9/11 victims continues to this day.

About the Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was originally created by Congress in 2001 and offers compensation to those who have been diagnosed with at least one of over 70 different cancers or respiratory illnesses and were present in an exposure zone between  Additionally, eligible participants must provide proof of presence in the "Lower Manhattan Exposure Zone" between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, or presence at the Pentagon or Shanksville, PA crash sites.

Led by Managing Partner Noah Kushlefsky, New York City-based Kreindler has been relentless in its dedication to this highly-specialized field of law. No other law firm in the world has more experience and resources dedicated exclusively to representing Americans injured or killed as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Our dedicated VCF legal team works exclusively on VCF cases, all day, every day.

No law firm in the country represented more families in the original Victim Compensation Fund. Special Master Kenneth Feinberg, who was appointed by the president to run the VCF, has credited Kreindler & Kreindler attorneys with being "instrumental" in developing the regulations and methodologies used for calculating compensation awards and in the general success of the Fund. Additionally, New York courts have found that Kreindler & Kreindler LLP's representation of clients in the VCF dramatically increased their awards beyond what they would have otherwise received.

Teamwork - from contact to compensation
Starting with your initial contact with our office, a process begins which is designed to ensure that we completely and accurately gather all of the information needed to obtain maximum compensation based on your individual circumstances. However, our work for you does not end with compensation. Under the rules of the VCF, any claim can be amended to reflect the onset of a newly diagnosed injury or a change in circumstances.

We understand how important your case is to you. This is reflected in our representation of you, as we focus on the individual facts and circumstances surrounding your claim. Ultimately, our goal is to make each client feel like our only client. We have an experienced legal team dedicated exclusively to representing people in the VCF. We work closely with the Fund itself, advising and helping to shape the process to yield fair and accurate results.

We are available 24/7 to help.

During the week, you may reach our team of VCF professionals at (800) 331-2782.

After-hours and on weekends, we offer our dedicated intake specialist, Syeda Fatima Kabir for VCF information and intakes.

For more information about our firm and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, please visit our dedicated website: