First Responders Continue To Get Compensation After 9/11
This past week the senate approved continuing workers comp coverage and death benefits for first responders and their families who served on 9/11. The vote was nearly unanimous on the senate floor.
The bill is on its way to President Trump's desk and is expected to be signed.
One Of Our Founders Shares His Story With Helping Others After The Tragedy
9/11 is an issue near and dear to attorney Frank Kearney’s heart as he did pro bono work for families affected by the disaster after 9/11. When asked about it, he said this:
“It was an incredibly moving, emotional, and humbling experience. I represented the family of a contractor (a wife and mom) killed when the plane hit the Pentagon. What people don’t realize is that those deserving families still had to fight to get what they deserved - the fund didn’t just write you a check. And fight we did. Our judge at the hearing was a jerk - when we put a picture of the deceased on the table, he said something like this isn’t what this is about. I went ballistic - and would do the same today - but in the end we proved everything using our own experts and economic analysis. I still think of that family and their incredible loss."
A group of first responders from 9/11 attended the hearing and watched as the bill got confirmed by the senate. The bill is expected to finance the rescue workers fund through 2092.
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