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How can you receive the BP Settlement you deserve?
Not only did the April 2010 BP oil spill cause extreme damage and devastation to the environment, it also had a ripple effect throughout the entire economy of the Gulf Coast of the United States. Businesses and Individuals in the affected areas saw a decline in revenue and earnings following the incident as a direct result of the lack of tourism, rising prices of seafood, and many other factors. The first response for economic reimbursement was the GCCF, later replaced by the BP Settlement which now oversees all claims.
How do I know if I qualify to file a BP claim?
To be eligible to file a valid BP Settlement claim, a business or an individual’s business address must fall within one of the specified BP Economic Loss Zones. The claimant must also make sure that the nature of their business is not included on the list of ineligible entities. At this point, financial documentation will need to be provided to prove the loss.
BP Settlement Individual Claims
Individual claimants will need to provide tax documents and pay period earning statements from at least 2009-2011 to show that their hours or wages were reduced as a direct result of the spill. Most individuals also will need to establish an eligible employer by having an authorized business representative submit a sworn statement that the employee’s financial losses were directly related to the spill.
The amount of compensation an individual can expect to receive is directly correlated to the amount of money they lost in the compensation period as compared to the benchmark period. Therefore, every payout will vary on a claim to claim basis.
BP Settlement Business Claims
Businesses outside of Zone A must prove their damages by passing a causation test. The causation test is an algorithmic calculation which uses financial figures from a business’s monthly profit and loss statements to determine the eligibility of the claim. This test uses the provided figures to try to find a certain percentage of decline in revenue in the months following the spill in 2010, as compared to those same months in 2009. The financials should also show a certain percentage of uptake in those same months in 2011. The percentage of decline in 2010 and incline in 2011 that are needed to pass the “V-trend test” will vary based upon which geographical zone the businesses address falls within.
The amount of compensation a business can expect to receive is based upon which zone the business is located in, the nature of the business as evidenced by the NACIS code, and the amount of loss in the compensation period. Once again, the amount of compensation will vary on a claim by claim basis, as many factors come into play for business claims.
Is there a quick way to find out my eligibility?
For a BP Settlement business claim, we can run the basic financials through our preliminary calculator and quickly determine if the claim passes causation or if it does not. For a preliminary calculation we would need:
The business address
Monthly Gross Revenue for Jan 2007-Dec 2011
If the business passes causation we would then need further documentation to calculate the businesses estimated compensation amount and to make the claim complete under the guidelines of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement.
Do I Need to Hire a Professional?
It is not completely necessary to hire a professional. Many people file claims on their own without representation. However, there are many reasons why you might choose to seek guidance on this matter. We hear from business and individual claimants every day who have filed claims on their own and are being delayed with multiple incompleteness notices and are frustrated and fed-up.
The Court-Supervised 1,300 page BP Settlement is an extremely detailed and convoluted document which can be overwhelming and disheartening to those who have no prior experience with the legal components that professionals are equipped to handle.
What Services do we offer?
Our team of experts helps you gather and prepare the needed documents for review. The claim is then assessed for eligibility, completeness and validity. Business claims are calculated either by a CPA or under the direct supervision of a CPA to ensure accuracy of the expected compensation figure. At this time the complete claim will be filed.
Once the claim is filed to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement, should there be any discrepancies regarding paperwork or financials, we work with the client to handle all incompleteness notices, requests for reconsideration, re-reviews, appeals, and denial notices. Clients may always feel free to contact us regarding the status of their claim, and know that we notify them immediately when we have any deadlines pending.
How do I begin the process of filing my claim?
There is only a short time remaining to file all claims to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement, the deadline being April 22, 2014. Call us today for a free claim assessment. If you have your preliminary documents in order, we may be able to quickly run a calculation to determine your eligibility. Call 1-800-BP-CLAIM or complete the BP Settlement form on the right and someone contact you shortly thereafter.
Author: W.C. Bohack
The Court-Supervised Deepwater Horizon Settlement was set forth to compensate businesses and individuals that were financially harmed by the oil spill explosion caused by BP in April of 2010. BP has estimated the costs related to compensating claims to be 7.8 billion dollars; however, there is no cap on the total amount that will be paid out. The total amount of compensation will depend upon the number of qualifying claims that receive an offer. Therefore, the estimated 100,000 claims being filed may end up receiving less than the 7.8 billion dollars that has been set aside, or more.
Is anyone excluded from filing to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement?
There are certain industries that BP has excluded from the Settlement. Those who owned a business in or worked within any of the industries listed below are ineligible to file claims to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement.
- Governmental Organizations
- Real Estate Developers
- Insurance Entities
- Financial Institutions, Funds, Financial Trusts, and other Financial Vehicles
- Oil and Gas Industry Entities
- Entities selling or marketing BP-branded fuel
- Gaming and Casino Entities
- Those who chose to exclude themselves from the Economic Class
- Those that were required to file under the Oil Pollution Act
How can I determine my eligibility to file a claim?
Businesses and Individuals in almost any other industry may be eligible to file a claim providing the physical address of their business or employer from the time of the spill falls within one of the designated “Economic Loss Zones”. These are geographic regions that have been recognized by BP as areas that were either directly or indirectly affected by the spill.
How can I determine my business loss?
After you have determined that your business was located within an Economic Loss Zone, it will be time to take a look at your financials.
All businesses, (except those located in Zone A) will need to prove their damages (causation) by showing a specific percentage of lost revenue, lost variable profit, and loss of potential revenue growth in the selected months of 2010, as compared to the same months in the benchmark period. They will also need to show a specific amount of uptake in those same months in 2011. This revenue pattern is referred to as the V-trend and if the financial documents follow this pattern, the business automatically proves causation.
What documents do I need to provide for a Deepwater Horizon Settlement claim evaluation?
The initial causation test is a complex, formulaic calculation which can quickly determine whether your business qualifies under the settlement, and roughly how much compensation you are eligible to receive. The preliminary test requires the following:
- Business Address
- NAICS code
- Gross Revenue Statements from Jan 2007- Dec 2011 (or a minimum of Jan 2009-Dec 2011)
After this calculation, if it is determined that the claim is valid, additional paperwork will be needed to make the claim complete under the guidelines of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement.
Why Should I Seek the Help of a Deepwater Horizon Settlement Claims Preparer?
The Court-Supervised Settlement Agreement is a 1,300 page document filled with complexities and intricacies that can be confusing and frustrating to those with no experience in this field.
Our team of experts prepares and files claims that have been checked for accuracy and validity. We help the client prepare all necessary documents and ensure the claim is complete before it is filed.
Our financial calculations are preformed either by a CPA, or under the direct supervision of a CPA, to ensure we come as close to the actual compensation amount as possible.
Should there be any discrepancies from the settlement once the claim has been filed, we handle all incompleteness notices, appeals, re-reviews, reconsiderations, or denials in a timely manner.
We fight for our clients and push the claim as far as it can possibly go within the Deepwater Horizon settlement. If the claim cannot proceed any further, and the claimant does not receive a settlement, they owe us nothing.
Time is Limited – Act Now!
If you have your paperwork ready, we can quickly calculate whether or not your business qualifies under the guidelines of the settlement. Time is running low; with the deadline to file all claims being April 22, 2014. The more quickly we can gather the documents, evaluate and file the claim, the more quickly it can be reviewed and paid out through the settlement.
If you’ve ever wondered if you qualify to file a BP Claim and you have the preliminary documents at hand, call us today or fill out the form on this page to speak to claims representative immediately. Help is just a phone call away.
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It seems rather ironic that on July 8th, shortly after our Country`s Celebration of Independence, BP will continue it’s pursuit to exclude certain groups from the BP Settlement, it`s not enough they poisoned our waters, left many with out work, and left many seriously ill. They continue to turn a blind eye to the trickle down affect of our local economies.
BP is asking for a one sided ruling from the Fifth Circuit. It should not be granted.
It is Amazing how BP is arguing against compensating claims based on the Settlement Agreement they set up, because they feel it unfairly treats some claimants due to mathematical anomalies in the claims formula.
What you don’t hear them stating is, if their position is granted, they should reopen the causation testing process and claims process to all of the Gulf Coast businesses in Zone C and D that were turned away from compensation due to unfortunate timing of revenues that resulted in BP’s favor and denied those claimants compensation. The Customer Mix Test was a vicious trap that has left many claimants without a dime.
What you don’t hear them stating is if their position is granted, we may have to recalculate all claims processed to date and claimants may actually have to pay back monies under the new method of calculation.
If the Court decides to grant BP`s request, there needs to be balance, and that means all of the people that took Quick Pays should be able to come back to the table, and the Customer Mix Test needs to modified, or done a way with.
While Feinberg was declaring himself independent, and after starving out so many, he unleashed perhaps the most heinous aspect of this whole quagmire. People were forced to take Quick Pays, the keyword here is forced, and that is something that Louis Freeh should be looking into.
The BP Settlement Has One Bad Apple
Louis Freeh the former Director of the FBI has been asked to look into some misconduct by an Attorney working for the Fund for doing some favors for a Law Firm in New Orleans. The fund was alerted of this some time ago, and David Welker, the Head of Security for the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Fund took immediate action. Much of the Attorneys actions occurred before he went to work for the fund in November 2012.
It just seems that for this news to break, at this particular time, with the July 8th date looming, it all seems very orchestrated. Couple that with BP`s new ad Blitz, come on now, eyes wide open guys.
BP Settlement Investigation
Since Judge Barbier has granted Mr. Freeh to go “fact-finding as to any other possible ethical violations or other misconduct” within the settlement program, I beg of him to look at the Quick Pay Scam, without doubt it was the Most Egregious Betrayal of the Public Trust. There would not have been a Deepwater Horizon Settlement had the GCCF been managed correctly, and Feinberg actually kept his promises, and that Mr. Freeh, is something We the People of the Gulf, really need you to sort out
Mr. Freeh, you are a welcome addition to this ever evolving situation, but I truly think you will find more dirt turning over the stones of the GCCF, then you ever will for The DeepWater Horizon Settlement.You will find layers upon layers of deceit, cloaked as incompetence, all meant to thwart people getting paid what they truly deserved.
It`s really this simple, the GCCF was run by Feinberg (paid by BP) and he hired Brown Greer. The Leadership of the Settlement Fund eventually had to create workarounds as BG were up to the same old tricks , stalling claims, hence Postlethwaite & Netterville comes into play ( hired by the Leadership of the Fund), and are doing a fantastic job.
The GCCF used a tried and true tactic of Delay, Deny, and Defend, that Mr. Freeh should definitely be on your agenda.
The BP Settlement is run by Judge Barbier and Pat Juneau, not BP, Americans who just want implement a Settlement that BP agreed to, and now wants to renege on.
For far too long British Petroleum was in charge, as they victimized the people of the Gulf.
Now as The BP Settlement finally gains traction, they are struggling to be in charge once again, didn`t we have to deal with this over 200 years ago.
If you need Help with your BP Settlement, we will Help You.
Judge Barbier Approves the BP Settlement
If you follow the doomsday theorists, 12/21/12 was suppose to be the end of the world, well, not really, it was the first day of the official BP Settlement. Any connection, probably not, but Judge Barbier did lay a compelling and substantive case as to why The DeepWater Horizon Settlement should move forward. You can read it for yourself here.
There are issues with the settlement, but the fact of the matter is we all just want to see people and businesses get paid, and this is what we have to work with. There was a lot of interesting information in the 125 page document. Most compelling was the Judges rebuttals of the numerous objections raised. The Judge provided his thoughts in great detail as to why he thought certain objections did not have merit, or were basically outweighed for numerous reasons, citing a variety of case law.
I still believe there are issues with the Customer Mix Test and NAICS codes, but much of that can be handled with an Appeal, and we will all see how those Appeals are handled. If David Duval who heads up the BP Settlements Appeals division can get adequate compensation for the BP Settlement Claims that deserve it, and if he is given some latitude in correcting NAICS codes and other assorted anomalies, then I think the BP Settlement is a strong substitute for litigation. We will see how this aspect of the process unfolds, and how much leeway he and his Team are given. There is a lot riding on this aspect of the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Structure.
Seafood Compensation Program (You have 30 Days)
Under the terms of the BP Settlement, people that are taking part of the Seafood Compensation Program only have 30 Days after the Judges approval to present their claim to the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund for Approval. That means the clock is ticking and if you haven`t filed yet, you need to.
BP Settlement Numbers
91,000 people had so far filed with DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund. They expect that number to hit over 1,000,000, hopefully many more will come to the table now that the Judge has formally approved the BP Settlement.
Excluded Claims Have Until January 19th to be Presented to OPA
If you were excluded from the BP Settlement you must have your claim filed by January 19th. That means you need to act now, to protect your Rights. We have people that can Help You.
These types of businesses and their employees that are for the most part Excluded from the Settlement.
- Most Casino Type Institutions;
- Most Fund, Trust, and Banking Entities;
- Most Defense Contractors;
- Most Oil & Gas Industry Entities;
- Most Insurance Companies;
- Bodily Injury Claims;
- BP Shareholder Suits;
- Moratorium Loss Claims;
- Claims relating to Menhaden (or “pogy”) fishing, selling, processing, and harvesting;
Claims for Damages by Companies or Individuals for employment in the Financial, Insurance, Banking, Gaming, Oil & Gas, Defense Contractor industries, and Real Estate Development, as well as Entities selling or BP-branded fuel.
GCCF Denials and Stalled Claims
If you had filed with the GCCF and been denied or been stalled, there is still hope for your claim under the BP Settlement. For all of its flaws, and it still has a few, in this writers opinion it is a whole lot better then what the GCCF was under Mr. Feinberg. It is transparent, it has a clear methodology, and it is not arbitrary. The folks that run the DeepWater Horizon Settlement want to pay you, and many claims that were shunned by the GCCF are welcomed under the terms of the BP Settlement.
Multiple Store Locations
We have seen a tremendous growth in Companies with multiple stores, in multiple locations, making BP Settlement Claims with us as of late. These claims have a different parameters to meet, as they are often located in a number of different Settlement Zones, often with a Headquarters that is not located in any of the Settlement Zones. We have seen an influx of Real Estate Companies, Restaurants, and assorted other Franchises ask us for assistance, we have a separate Division specializing in assisting these entities.
We have had great success in getting VOO Claims through the system. We have even gotten them through after BP has appealed them. We have heard that BP is appealing them at a more frequent rate, and we can help you, we have gotten some through in as little as 2 weeks.
What will we See Next
Now this part is pure conjecture mixed with some facts, I am not an Attorney, but we are pretty involved in all of this, and I think we have a good read, and some inside track to what will happen next.
- The DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund will pick up speed processing claims.
- More Staff will be hired to necessitate the above.
- More Individuals will begin to see their claims get Paid.
- More Claimants will come to the Table.
- Some Latitude will be given to the Appeals Division for NAICS code issues
The BPClaims.org Network
I am so proud of all of the people that make up our Internal Staff, I have never met a group of people that really put the Claimants welfare at such a high paramount. It is all working as intended, and this could not be done without your continued vigilance on the claimants behalf, and the compassion that you all have displayed over the last couple of years. As we have begun to add more staff, and create different Divisions, I am sure this trend will continue.
Partners within the Network have all displayed similar characteristics, and have been working 7 days a week to meet the Claimants needs.
We process your BP Settlement Claims for as little as 15% without using Attorneys, and slightly more if they are needed.
The BP Settlement sent out it`s first Offers
It has been reported that over 1,110 BP Settlement offers went out Friday, this is big news. It looks as though The New BP Settlement Fund headed by Patrick Juneau and supervised by Judge Barbier are actually going to make sure the job gets done.
In our estimation they are ahead of schedule, there were a few errors in the beginning, but the numbers look promising.
The average BP Settlement offer was around 44k.
We are not jumping for joy just yet, but it is promising.
If you would like Help filing your BP Claims we can Help you, we usually charge just 15% of what you recover, we are not related to the Court Supervised Settlement in any way.
We Can Help You File Your Claims if:
- You have never Filed a Claim
- Your Claim is Stalled at the GCCF
- Your Claim has been Denied
Is the BP Settlement going to be a Gulf Coast Stimulus Package
If you all remember the economic shape our region was in after the real estate bubble burst in 2006, 2007, 2008,and 2009, were tough years, it wasn`t till the beginning of 2010 that the Gulf Coast began to feel an uptick in the overall economy. The BP oil spill on 4/20/10 put an end to that recovery for many.
It would not be till mid 2012 that many would get the sense the economy was moving in the right direction again. The BP Settlement by many is looked at as a Gulf Coast Stimulus Package, and indeed it could serve as such for the businesses that survived, and make it right for the ones that did not.
In all reality the BP Oil Spill thwarted the comeback our economy was making in 2010, and should pay for what they did.
Quick Pays, Quick Pays, Quick Pays and the BP Settlement
We all know that Quick Pays have not been addressed in the BP Settlement, they need to be.
We have heard from more then 20,000 people and businesses since this site has been up, over 200,000 people took Quick Pays.
Quick Pays were presented under Feinberg, when we all expected Interim Claims to begin. Interim Claims would have paid people while the true extent of the damage was equated, Quick Pays, a mechanism that was never mentioned until Feinberg took over, became the standard.
They were a travesty, and many are feeling it now, especially the fishermen.
- Catches of Brown shrimp are down over 90%,
- Blue Crabs are dying on their way to the market,
- Oyster harvesters are harvesting just 15%-25% of what they would usually bring in.
- These people were the first target of the Quick Pays, and they are experiencing the greatest ramifications.
We have often been told that representatives of the GCCF would meet these people at the docks and tell them they needed to sign these documents to get the 25k or 5k from the GCCF, many did, not realizing that they gave up their rights to sue BP for future damages. Many business owners took the Quick Pay so they could stay in business or pay the mortgage. People were held economic hostages by the GCCF.
The BP Settlement or some other mechanism needs to address this. Quick Pays preyed upon people, Feinberg worked for BP, he proclaimed himself independent, it took a Judges order to stop him saying he was independent.
Doesn`t it make sense that a Claims Administrator declaring himself INPEPENDENT when in fact he was paid by BP, and starving people out, forcing them to take Quick Pays, caused more then just confusion.
Feinberg has caused an ongoing economic disaster for many, and it needs to be fixed.
BP Settlement Solutions
We at BPClaims.org, just want to make sure that your BP Settlement Claims gets into the best possible hands. As this has unfolded different groups have distinguished themselves in handling specific types of claims.
We have been involved in this process for a long time.
There are groups that specialize in:
- Business Claims
- Medical Claims
- Individual Claims
- Property Claims
- VOO Claims
- Seafood Compensation Claims
- Claims that may need to be litigated.
We even process some BP Claims in house, and process for Attorneys and CPA`s.
Fees range from 15% for CPA`s and Claims adjusters, up to 25% for Attorney Assistance.
We will Help you with your BP Settlement.
BP Claims News:
BP Restaurant Claims Soaring
BP Restaurant Claims are on the rise and the financial wind fall for waiters, waitresses and the owners of restaurants affected by the BP Oil Spill continues to gain momentum. We have seem a dramatic rise in waiter and waitresses getting their BP Claims paid. From Key West to Houston and all along the Gulf Coast, waiters and waitresses seem to be some of the quickest paid by Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
BP Claims and Waiters and Waitresses
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has been paying many of the BP Claims submitted by waiters and waitresses. I have personally seen oil spill claims for restaurant staff over 50k in recent weeks. It seems that more then any other claim, the GCCF likes to pay these claims quickly as longs as they are prepared correctly. The fact is the restaurants up and down the Gulf Coast were decimated. Many restaurants went out of business and the staff`s could not find a job elsewhere do the lack of tourism. I recently saw first hand one of our BP Claims consultants improve a waitresses claim from 12,500 dollars to 27, 500 dollars in three days.
BP Claims and Restaurant Owners.
Many restaurant owners tried to keep their restaurant afloat and reached into their own pockets to pay staff and for supplies. When their restaurants closed they were left penniless. Restaurant owners often look at their staff as an extended family and many owners did whatever they could to leave that family intact, often at their own detriment. I can`t tell you how many restaurant owners I have spoken to who have literally lost everything due to BP`s negligence. They can recoup their losses through the BP Claims process.
BP Restaurant Claims Experts.
I am proud to announce that we have new members on the BP Claims Dream Team, a consulting group that specializes in handling BP Restaurant Claims, that is all they do. They will handle your BP Claims from 15-20% depending upon how well your paperwork is put together. These guys have gotten great results for people in the restaurant industry throughout the Gulf Coast. If you would like to reach them please fill out the form to the right or call 1-800-BP-Claims
We will help you with your BP Claims: 1-800-BP-CLAIM
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BP Claims Process and Punitive Damages
Judge Barbier ruled that under Maritime Law, business`s and individuals that were affected by the BP Oil Spill could sue BP for punitive damages. This is a major blow to BP. Punitive damages go beyond just the economic loss incurred. They are intended to punish the offender, so it doesn`t happen again. Extreme negligence will have to be proven on BP`s part. Article
How will this affect the BP Claims Process
As of now punitive damages aren`t compensated for in the Oil Spill Claims process. What is taken into consideration is Interim Claims. It has always been my position that it is best just to file BP Claims for Interim Payments, unless you really need the money, and I know many people do. Interim BP Claims allow you to sue BP at a later date, and if it looks like punitive damages are going to be awarded, you may want to reserve your right to sue BP, therefore you may not want to take a final settlement for your BP Claims.
Interim Settlements being offered for BP Claims
What we are seeing from people that have come through our site, is that many of them are receiving BP Claims Interim offers. Members of the BP Claims Team are having a very high level of success getting your claims paid. The Interim Claims are being accompanied by a Final Settlement offer, don`t take the offer if you don`t have to, as you give up the right to sue BP. The BP Claims process is evolving once again. We will Continue to keep you informed so you can make the best decision regarding your BP Claims.
BP Claims Dream Team: How it Works and How Much
All members of the BP Claims Dream Team work on a contingency basis, they don`t get paid until you do. They are all at the apex in their respective fields. They are highly respected by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Each member of our Team is it`s own separate entity. It is the goal of BPClaims.org to place you with the member of the Team that best suits your needs. We have helped over 10,000 Individuals and Business`s get the help they deserve. Over 150,000 people have gone to our website since it started in May of 2010. Members of our Team charge from 15% on up to 33.3% if you need the help of an Attorney. All fees are done on a contingency basis. When you fill out the form to the right, your information is forwarded to the member that best suits your needs on our BP Claims Team.
GCCF Claims that went though our site are getting Paid
We are seeing a strong trend of GCCF Claims that have come through our site getting paid. We are happy to announce that the majority of all the claimants that have come to our site, are getting their claims paid, or their claims are at the GCCF. Why, because the groups that are processing the claims have experience putting Oil Spill Claims together.
Get what you deserve from the GCCF
We have put together an Incredible Claims Team that consists of former BP Claims Catastrophic Adjusters, Accountants, and BP Claims Attorneys. They have experience of getting your BP Claims paid, they are Oil Spill Claims Experts. They can Help you with Denied Claims, Claims that are stalled at the GCCF, and of course they can help you file a new claim with the Gulf Coast Claims facility. We can Help You Get what you deserve from the BP Claims Fund.
Has the GCCF made you an offer that you think is to low, it happens all the time. We can help you get what you actually deserve from the GCCF, different types of claims, have different calculations that are needed to substantiate your claims. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is prone to making low ball offers, we can check out the offer, and tell you if you deserve more. All of the interim claims that I have seen come through are accompanied by a BP Claims final offer, you do not have to take the final offer, and personally I would not.
BP Claims get Shortchanged
After the devastating effects of the BP oil spill last year, the BP claims process was supposed to cure any financial ills of the individuals and businesses affected. The BP claims process is run by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and Ken Feinberg, it has been sorely lacking when it comes to paying BP claims in a timely fashion. Many claimants are desperate, as their home are being foreclosed, and vehicles repossessed. Many claims that have been at the GCCF have been outrightly denied after jumping through many hoops and after giving the GCCF all of the documentation needed. Many business owners and individuals have not received any money since the GCCF took over the BP Claims process from BP.
The BP Claims 25K quick pay
It seems as though that many businesses are being offered $25,000 when their loss is much more substantial. We have been receiving phone calls from business owners and individuals that filed their BP claims last year that still have not gotten paid. Recently however we have seen a number of offers made to these businesses in the amount of 25k. These were unsolicited offers by the GCCF, in one instance a Lodge owner on Grand Isle who has a large fishing camp, and was owed over $700,000 by the GCCF was made a settlement offer of 25K. He had been waiting for over six months to receive his oil spill claims money only to receive a 25K unsolicited offer from the GCCF and Mr. Feinberg. If he accepted the 25K offer, he would be giving up his right to sue BP for any future damages, his business was clearly affected by the BP oil spill as it catered strictly to fisherman and corporate retreats that would take place at the Louisiana Fish Camp. It is astonishing that BP and the GCCF have would make such a low offer to a business that was so clearly affected by the BP oil spill
BP Claims Help
We can help you get the help you deserve for your BP claims, if you feel that the GCCF owes you more then the 5K or the 25K Quick Pays, fill out the form to the right. We have aligned ourselves with the best BP Claims Adjusters, and BP Claims Attorneys in the country, they can help you with you claims. If your claim is still at the GCCF, members of our team can go into your BP Claim while it is still sitting at the GCCF. If your claim has been denied and many have, team members can organize your claim and recalculate your claim all while still at the GCCF. If you have yet to file your BP claims and you would like help from the beginning, in organizing and presenting a claim to the GCCF we can do that too. If all avenues have been exhausted BP claims Attorneys can prepare for litigation.
BP Claims receive Unsolicited Offers
The GCCF is making unsolicited offers for your BP Claims. As it turns out they are calling people with valid BP Claims, and offering them BP Claims Quick pays in many instances. Many of these people are business owners who lost more then the 25k they are being offered for their Oil Spill Claims. If you receive any of these offers, and want to speak to an expert regarding your Gulf Coast Claims, we can help you get straight answers regarding your BP Claims.
BP Claims Experts
All BP Claims experts are not the same, there are law firms, accounting groups, claims adjusters, all trying to get a piece of the Oil Spill Claims pie. I am proud to say that hands down we have put together the best people in the country to handle your Oil Spill Claims. They are known in the Industry, and yes their is now an Industry around the BP Claims process, as the preeminent experts in their respective fields. We have a BP Claims Calculations expert, we have a BP Claims litigation expert, and a firm specializing in people that have gotten ill during the oil spill. The Claims Team that we have assembled is truly at the apex of their respective fields. Remember that all members of the BP Claims Team are separate entities, but many of them are now collaborating together to get your BP Claims paid.
BP Claims Paperwork
When you are preparing for the BP Claims process have your tax records, w-2`s, and bank records ready for 2008, 2009, 2010. If you are a business, have a P and L ready for 2009 and 2010, they are now asking for 2011. Get all the paperwork together you can to substantiate your loss. If you were layed off as a result of the BP oil spill, as the financial effects trickled down through the economies, get a letter from your boss. If you are a business that lost a contract due to the oil spill, ask for a letter from the client who had to cancel the contract. Do not overburden the GCCF or people handling your Gulf Coast Claims with extra un-needed paperwork. It slows down the process and allows for more error, we are very well aware of the fact that the GCCF mislabels paperwork in your file, less documentation can be a benefit, overwhelming the process with lots of irrelevant paperwork will not help your BP Claims.
Our BP Claims Solutions
BP Claims at the GCCF
If your BP Claims are filed with the GCCF and you are tired of waiting for the decision, or have received deficiency letters and would like your claims troubleshooted and recalculated members of the Team can do that for a 15% fee of what is recovered. BP Claims Adjusters are best utilized here.
Denied BP Claims
If your Oil SpillClaims have been denied there are a number of options available. Members of the Team can reorganize and recalculate your claims all while it is sitting at the GCCF. People who have tried to handle their claims themselves and been denied 3 times have utilized members of our Team, and gotten their claims approved, one within 9 days, though that is not the norm, it usually takes about 45 days. If your Claims have other issues such as causation, moratorium, or other legal challenges it maybe best to speak with one of our noted Claims Attorneys. Claims Adjusters, and or Attorneys should be considered here.
GCCF makes you a BP Claims Settlement Offer
If the GCCF makes you an offer on your Oil Spill Claims, our Claims Experts will review the settlement at no charge and tell you if you should receive more. They will only charge you for the extra monies you receive above the original offer. BP Claims Adjusters are best utilized here.
Your BP Claims lack paperwork or has other Issues
In some cases, where there is a lack of necessary documentation or other issues are at hand, it may be best to place your BP Oil Spill Claims with an Attorney. An Attorney specializing in the BP Claims process has several different tools at their disposal in-order to help you get your BP Claims settled. They may choose to litigate your Oil Spill Claims, they may put your BP Claims in a pool of other similar Oil Spill Claims, they may directly negotiate with GCCF on your behalf, all in-order to get your BP Claims paid. BP Claims Attorneys are best utilized here.
BP Claims that have not been filed yet
If you think you can handle your Oil Spill Claims by yourself, and want to give it a try by all means do. Do not let the GCCF tell you how to calculate your BP Claims though. If you think that you have a grasp on all the necessary calculations and their ever changing trending( this is why most BP Claims are denied), my hat is off to you. If you want the help of Claims Experts that have been there, done that, and are the most respected BP Claims Experts in the country, you may want to consider using a Claims Adjuster or a BP Claims Attorney.
How much does it cost to handle your BP Claims
All BP Claims professionals that we work with, work on a contingency basis, they don`t get paid until you do. BP Claims Adjusters and Consultants charge 15%, and BP Claims Attorney`s that handle a myriad of oil spill claims and legal issues charge from 20%-33 1/3% to handle your BP Claims.