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9/11 responders, advocates seek workers’ comp benefits

A rescue worker searches through a pile of debris from the World Trade Center collapse Saturday, September 22, 2001, in New York. (Credit: AP / Beth A. Keiser)

By Ridgely Ochs New York Newsday Advocates for 9/11 responders are calling on the state and its Workers’ Compensation Board to vigorously track down World Trade Center volunteers who might have been wrongly denied benefits. On June 5, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board should not have […]

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9/11 hero and chronic pain sufferer shares story

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By Jennifer Smith Metro News Voice of WV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A hero of 9/11 and a U.S. soldier for 13 years suffered through more than a decade of chronic pain. He visited Charleston Thursday to talk to people who are going through what he did and encouraged them to look for treatments that don’t […]

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9/11 first responder battles health woes; service dog has cancer

World Trade Center first responder Philip Kirschner of Naperville with fiancée Jennifer Brower and service dog Jumper in Naperville. Denise Crosby, Sun-Times Media

By Denise Crosby Naperville Sun After writing recently about putting our family dog to sleep, I heard from a lot of people who love their four-legged buddies just as intensely. When I spoke with Philip Kirschner the day after we buried Lucy, he told me his golden Lab named Jumper is also struggling with a […]

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