A federal judge, interviewed for the New York Times, indicates that thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 rescue workers against the city are moving closer to settlements. Approximately 11,000 Sept. 11 rescue workers have pending lawsuits against the city and other agencies.
NYC has asked Congress to revamp the Victim Compensation Fund to address the needs of the thousands of rescue workers who have made legal claims against the city. Under the terms of the Victim Compensation Fund â a federal relief program â rescue workers who developed symptoms after the filing period or who were not working at Ground Zero within four days of the attack were excluded. It seems that despite the citys plea requesting help from Congress, they will be paying for a significant portion of the workers' compensation.