Last night I had the pleasure of giving Zadroga Claim Information to 60+ volunteer firefighters at the East Islip Volunteer Fire Department. Many of these brave volunteers immediately responded to the World Trade Center without any prompting from their department or other emergency agencies. They simply saw a tragedy unfolding, and like the professionals they are, put themselves in harms way. True heroes.
Anyone who works with Long Island volunteer firefighters like I have for years knows that many of them hold day jobs as New York City police officers, correction officers and construction workers. Besides those volunteer firefighters who have Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Claims, many also have Zadroga claims relating to their regular line of work.
Whether you participated in rescue, recovery or cleanup work as a result of volunteer efforts (including the Red Cross and Salvation Army) or from your regular work (such as electricians from Local 3, IBEW), you should explore your rights and protections under the Zadroga Act by calling a Zadroga Lawyer. Feel free to call me at 1-877-693-2529 ext. 123 to discuss a possible Zadroga 9/11 Claim.