Sept. 11 injury claims higher than expected
The total filed was 4,185 injury claims and 2,884 death claims. Fund officials expressed surprise at the number of injury claims, saying that they had anticipated receiving some 3,000. The number of death claims received represents 97 percent of the families of those killed on September 11.
Fund officials said that the majority of the late-arriving injury claims appeared to be for respiratory injuries from working in the toxic dust and fumes that persisted at the World Trade Center for months after the attacks.