Victims of 9/11 have received settlement proceeds. However, those settlement proceeds are subject to liens placed upon them by Worker’s Compensation Carriers. The attorneys representing the victims of 9/11 have been successful in negotiating either a complete waiver of the lien or a substantial reduction in most cases.
This is a fantastic example of attorneys enforcing the rights and achieving a good result for very deserving individuals. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/world-trade-center-attorneys-announce-their-successful-negotiation-of-workers-compensation-lien-waivers-103568959.html