State Speeds Up Compensation For Injured WTC Volunteers
By: NY1 News
NY1: State Speeds Up Compensation For Injured WTC Volunteers
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The state's compensation process for volunteers injured at the World Trade Center site is now on the fast track.
Last week Governor George Pataki directed the state Workers' Compensation Board to speed up the claims process for volunteers who were hurt or became ill from working at the site.
The move comes after state lawmakers ended their regular session June 19 without reaching an agreement on volunteer compensation.
About 40,000 workers took part in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts at the site after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
According to a spokesperson, the Workers’ Compensation Board is now working to determine the extent of injuries or sickness, as well as types of duty performed by the volunteers.