September 11 Workers Urged To Take Settlement

More than 100 September 11 rescue and recovery workers suing New York City have been urged to accept a settlement drafted by their lawyers and not wait for the federal government to help them.

One official says it would be unwise to wait in the off-chance congress would consider and pass a bill to reopen the federal victim compensation fund.

Thousands of September 11 responders are weighing whether to accept the $713 million settlement.

Many suffered health problems related to the terrorist attacks.

They may be barred from taking any other funds made available to victims because of rules to prevent multiple payments for the same injury.