Although it has been more than 15 years since this tragedy shocked the nation, people who lived, worked, and were in the vicinity of the attack are still suffering the effects. We help those who are coping with 9/11-related certified conditions such as cancer pursue the financial assistance they deserve from the Victim Compensation Fund.... learn more
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A serious injury can change a person’s life forever. Our highly respected New York personal injury law firm takes on the toughest cases. We focus on complex injury, occupational illness, and wrongful death claims involving lead paint poisoning, New York labor laws, FELA cancer cases, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.... learn more
Eddie Marcowitz is extremely proud and honored to serve as the personal attorney to the family of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, for whom the Zadroga Act is named. He is inspired by the incredible braveness and dedication that all first responders, rescue workers, sanitation crews, and NYC residents showed in the face of an unprecedented national tragedy. As an attorney and native New Yorker, he hopes to continue to do his part by advocating for and supporting those who were harmed by the 9/11 attacks.meet eddie, attorney at law
Understanding the Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Learn about your rights for payment today.
- Have you been diagnosed with a certifiable illness such as cancer?
The VCF provides payment for certain conditions that are automatically assumed to be related to the 9/11 attacks if the victim can prove he or she was in certain areas during a specific time period. Some of the conditions covered include prostate cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, chronic respiratory disorder, COPD, asthma, sleep apnea, low back pain, and more. learn more
- Were you in the NYC Exposure Zone?
The New York City Exposure Zone includes the portion of Lower Manhattan south of the line that runs along Canal Street from the Hudson River to the intersection of Canal Street and East Broadway, north on East Broadway to Clinton Street, and east on Clinton Street to the East River. It also includes any areas related to or along the routes of debris removal, such as barges and the Fresh Kills landfill. view a map.
- When were you in the exposure zone?
In order to qualify for compensation for your illness or injury, you must be able to prove that you were in the exposure area at some point from Sept. 11, 2001, through May 20, 2002. You may have been a resident of the area, a rescue worker, a clean-up worker, an office worker, or a student. Anyone who can prove they were present in the area during that time period can qualify for compensation for their certifiable illness or injury. learn more
$1.9 million9/11 Fatal Illness
For the widow and family of a New York City sanitation worker who passed away
$280 millionPro Bono Effort
Ed spearheaded a campaign on behalf of 63 widows nd hundreds of firefighters as part of the Trial Lawyers Care program.
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Advocating for New Yorkers Who Have Been Unjustly Injured or Disabled
Every day since the Sept. 11 attacks, Eddie Marcowitz has dedicated his legal career and his life to helping survivors. He advocated for the set-up of the original September 11 Victim Compensation Fund and was instrumental in the lobbying effort to re-open the fund in 2010 through the Zadroga Act. He originally spearheaded the pro bono effort to recover $280 million for 63 widows and hundreds of firefighters as part of the Trial Lawyers Care project. Since then, he has gone on to successfully handle more than 1,000 claims for compensation for victims of the attacks.
Eddie founded the Marcowitz Law Firm with the goal of providing one-on-one attention to survivors who have been diagnosed with 9/11-related cancers and other illnesses. He personally responds to calls within 24 hours and begins working on claims the first day he meets a client. Due to his extensive experience with the Victim Compensation Fund, Eddie and his team are ready to move quickly to help clients pursue the payments they need.
In addition to handling Zadroga Act 9/11-related cases, the Marcowitz Law Firm takes on complex personal injury cases that require extra attention and extensive resources. Eddie focuses on serving as an advocate for those who need him most – victims of catastrophic, life-changing accidents.get your free case review now
What Our Clients Say
The Zadroga family has chosen ED Marcowitz as our family lawyer. The reason is that he is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I've dealt with over the years as it pertains to the "James Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Act". He has also demonstrated that he truly cares for 9/11 responders and... — Joseph Zadroga