There are more than 20,000 brave men and women who assisted in the rescue, recovery and cleanup of the World Trade Center that may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, according to the New York Post. They have until September 11, 2014, to register for future benefits in case they become ill as a result of their courageous efforts nearly 13 years ago.
By submitting a WTC-12 form, people can register themselves as participants in the 9/11 recovery efforts. This preserves their right to collect future benefits should they require them. Completing a WTC-12 is not the same as filing a workers’ compensation claim. The form is available here.
Most people are eligible for benefits, according to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. It instructs people to fill out the form whether they were injured or not, and whether they were employed or volunteered.
If you are suffering from an injury because of your participation in the rescue, recovery and cleanup after the World Trade Center attacks, let Pond Lehocky’s lawyers help you get your life back.
If you need assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim, contact us through our website, click the live chat at the top of this page, or dial 800.568.7500.