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DeepWater Horizon Settlement Overview

deepwater horizon settlementIt has been a week since the DeepWater Horizon Settlement has officially begun. What can we say except we told you this was going to be a mess, and it is.

There are over Forty different claims forms, many of you have multiple claims, and are finding the mountain of data needed overwhelming.

Not to worry, we have been hard at work, in an effort to make this easier for you.

We have created Alliances with different Law Firms, Adjusters and Properly Staffed Consultant Groups all with different areas of expertise.

The DeepWater Horizon Settlement should be handled by professionals that have a very high degree of competency with DeepWater Horizon Settlement Claims.

They Specialize in:

  • Business Claims
  • Denied BP Claims and Claims that are Stalled
  • Medical Claims
  • Property Claims
  • VOO Claims
  • Seafood Compensation Claims
  • Individual Economic Loss Claims

We will be helping them put together the paperwork and documentation for your DeepWater Horizon Settlement Claims. Most of you will have one point of initial contact to assemble your Claim, and that will be the team at BPClaims.org,  we are available from 9-5 p.m. everyday.

Our staff has extensive knowledge of assembling BP Claims. Team members charge from 7.5% for large loss claims to 33.3% for Medical Claims that include a medical screening. Most economic claims run between 15-20%.

DeepWater Horizon Settlement  Pyramid

The DeepWater Horizon Settlement is just another mechanism to glean out valid BP Claims and get them paid. Think about the BP claims process like a Pyramid.

This is how the BP Claims Pyramid Works, we know this because it is based on a model that Insurance companies  have used for years.

  • They will first get the people that are most desperate to cash out first, here they used Quick Pays over 200,000 people and Businesses took these.
  • They will work up the Pyramid and take out the people and Businesses that have solid claims but are ready to settle hence the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Program, most of these will be small to midsize claims.
  • Expect a new mechanism here that has yet to be identified, that will take out the larger claims.
  • Finally some claims will move into the Litigation phase but most will be settled before they reach court.

This is how Settlements like this have moved forward for years don`t expect the Deepwater Horizon Settlement to be much different. Those who can hang in there the longest will reap the largest rewards.

DeepWater Horizon Settlement News

Lets remember they are just getting this ramped up, but the overall consensus is that this settlement will not last. There will be too many people opting out, too many law firms not opting their case loads in, and if you follow the pyramid example, the DeepWater Horizon Settlement is just one more mechanism to get claims settled.

The big question is will they settle out the larger claims, if they do, the DeepWater Horizon Settlement has a chance of making it, if they wait these claims out, to when the deadlines come up, it will most likely fail.

As it stands now, we advocate that you at least have all of your Claims well documented, and if you have not filed a claim, consider running it through the BP Claims Program that also just opened up. Yes there are now 2 separate funds to get compensated from. There is the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund and The BP Claims Program run by BP.

We can Help you with the New BP Claims Program and the DeepWater Horizon Settlement.

 

 

 

 

 

BP Settlement News: Quick Pays and the Deadly Catch

BP Settlement News from the Gulf:     Shrimpers Stories

bp settlement  BP Settlement News from the Bayou. We have been hearing recently from shrimpers that are coming back in from the Gulf of Mexico and the Bays about the Health of the Gulf, the news is not good. Shrimp catches are down, way down. They are picking oil up in their nets more often then not. The shrimp and killfish they are finding in their nets have lesions, they are missing eye sockets, and they have a myriad of other issues.

The FDA says it`s fine to eat, we all know better. We have been told by numerous sources they just raised the testing levels of what is acceptable. The Shrimpers themselves have never seen anything like this in generations.

They are being forced to shrimp because many had taken Quick Pays, and it is the only hope of putting food on the table this year. The collapse of the Northern Gulf `s Seafood Industry can not be denied. If the BP Settlement does not address these issues, they in essence are forcing people to fish and exposing all of us to these deadly catches.

BP Settlement Quick Pays can still file Claims for VOO and Medical

If you took a Quick Pay or a final, you can still be a part of the VOO Settlement Class and the Medical Settlement Class under the BP Settlement. Many of you are sick but are attributing the High Blood Pressure to Stress and other factors. If you worked in the water or around the water during the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2010, odds are you are sick from the dispersant corexit and the oil.

There are tests that can help show this, one is called a Volatile Organic Compound Test, it measures the heavy metals in your body. If you are a fishermen, shrimper, crabber, and especially oystermen and clammer`s you need to go see a doctor.

We are hearing far to often of strokes and heart attacks, and are seeing a trend that is alarming. Many of you have not connected dots here. The BP Settlement can help you monetarily speaking, but you need to take the initiative when it comes to your health. The National Institute of Health is in the region taking hair, nail clippings and blood samples, they wouldn`t be there if it wasn`t serious.

The BP Settlement can only address so much, but the door is open if you took a Quick Pay to be a part of the BP Settlement for Medical and VOO Claims.

The BP Settlement and some random Thoughts

If the Northern Gulf goes into a full collapse, and experts are getting increasingly concerned about this, what do you think will happen to all the tourism. Owners of tourism and other related businesses please take note here. This will affect us all.

If the BP Settlement is to be fully utilized there needs to be some changes. First and foremost Quick Pays need to be addressed as soon as possible. You can not ask a man or a woman not to put food on the table for their families, if given the option of catching some tainted seafood, or their families starving, the choice is quite easy.

The BP Settlement needs to be proactive in its approach to paying people, especially paying those on the front lines. The BP Settlement should recognize the businesses that exist because of the Fishermen, Crabbers, Shrimpers and Oystermen, seafood processors and other assorted upstream businesses should receive higher multipliers if they choose to be a part of the BP Settlement.

BP Settlement and Multiple Claims

Many of you are entitled to multiple claims under the BP Settlement. Lets take for example a Fishermen that worked on the VOO Program who lives on the water.

If you have not taken a Quick Pay or a Final, you may be entitled to the following.

  • Economic Claims
  • VOO Claim
  • Medical Claim
  • Loss of Enjoyment Claim
  • Subsistence Claim

We will Help you with your BP Settlement and we will Help you if you choose not to settle, we have Licensed Claims Adjusters, and Attorneys that can and will help you. Their rates start at 7.5% for large loss claims over 1 million dollars. The standard rate is usually 15%.

We will Assist you with your BP Settlement and Beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

BP Settlement Agreement

BP Settlement Agreement

bp settlement agreementBREAKING NEWS: BPClaims.org is the first internet source to post the BP Settlement Agreement in its complete entirety and it is posted for your viewing. You can view the entire agreement here.

Please stay tuned to this website for the latest news and information on this BP Settlement Agreement.

This just came out within the last hour and it explains the new guidelines and process they will be using to get your BP Claims processed and paid.

This new process is much different than the GCCF process and is aimed to get people the money they lost due to the BP Oil Spill.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-BP-Claim.

To view a synopsis of the BP Settlement agreement click here.

We have claims adjusters that are filing claims on a contingency basis for 15%.  If you don’t get paid they won’t get paid.  These Claims Adjusters are at the top of their game and are getting people paid the compensation they truly deserve.

We also have attorneys working on the same contingency basis for between 20%-25%.   Our Attorneys will fight to get your settlement compensated quickly and for the correct amount of what you deserve.  These groups like us our out to help as many people as possible collect the losses people suffered due to BP’s negligence.

They are determined to get you rewarded and work on a contingency basis.  In order for them to collect fees they know they have to get you paid.  These BP Claims Experts know what documents are needed to prove the losses you suffered and get your BP Settlement approved and compensated.

These BP Claims Experts are standing by and are here to help you today.  We will help you get your BP Settlement.  Again our goal is to get you paid.  Please stay tuned for the newly released BP Settlement Agreement news and explanations.  We will keep you up to date on all new information and BP News.

For immediate assistance please fill out the free claim evaluation form to the right or call us now at 1-800-BP-Claim.  We will contact you today and get you signed up with the a BP Claims Expert who is ready to  get you the compensation you deserve.

BP Settlement Agreement Help

Our Claims Adjusters work on a contingency basis for 15%.  If you don’t get paid they won’t get paid.  These Claims Adjusters are at the top of their game and are getting people paid the compensation they truly deserve.  We also have attorneys working on the same contingency basis for between 20%-25%.

Our Attorneys will fight to get your settlement compensated quickly and for the correct amount of what you deserve.  These groups like us our out to help as many people as possible collect the losses people suffered due to BP’s negligence.

They are determined to get you rewarded and work on a contingency basis.  In order for them to collect fees they know they have to get you paid.  These BP Claims Experts know what documents are needed to prove the losses you suffered and get your BP Settlement approved and compensated.

These BP Claims Experts are standing by and are here to help you today.  We will help you get your BP Settlement.  Again our goal is to get you paid.  Please stay tuned for the newly released BP Settlement Agreement news and explanations.  We will keep you up to date on all new information and BP News.

For immediate assistance please fill out the free claim evaluation form to the right or call us now at 1-800-BP-Claim.  We will contact you today and get you signed up with the a BP Claims Expert who is ready to  get you the compensation you deserve.

 

We will help you Understand the BP Settlement Agreement

BP Settlement VOO Claims:

 BP Settlement VOO Claims Overview

This is conjecture until the Settlement is announced, but educated conjecture.

bp settlement voo claimsAs you may have heard, the BP Settlement was filed today, 4/16/12, with the Eastern District Court. The court will meet with the parties, the Plaintiff Steering Committee and BP, et al., on May 3rd.

The meeting will be to hear objections, hear the applicable laws applied to the Settlement Agreement, then, hopefully, make FINAL modifications. We will keep you posted to the details.

As for BP Settlement VOO Claims, there are a few things you should know now. You should know who qualifies and the methods to calculate your awards for BP Settlement VOO claims.

 BP Settlement VOO Claims Class

The class created for BP Settlement VOO claims will include the owners of the vessels used in the VOO program, the boat captains and crew members of those vessels and the ones who were contracted to start working, but did not work.

In other words, to make a BP Settlement VOO claim, you had to have a signed the Vessels of Opportunity Charter Agreement. In addition to the VOO Agreement, you must have the VOO training, IN ADDITION TO the Agreement, in order to qualify for payment. If you were a deckhand on a VOO vessel, you need pay stubs or employer letters that verified you as an employee on board the VOO vessel.

If you meet the above criteria for the BP Settlement VOO claims, you will be able to be compensated based on the amount you worked. BP Settlement VOO claims will be awarded a percentage.

The more a VOO operator worked, the less that operator will get paid. BP Settlement VOO claims made up of a VOO operator, or deckhand, who was put on the waiting list, will be able to receive an award equal to market charter rates for a set number of days.

BP Settlement VOO claims made up of a VOO operator that worked in the program, will be able to get an award for the same market charter rate, but for less days, because they actually worked. The word is if you were out on VOO and worked 1 day you will get paid for 26 days but, we are still waiting to hear exactly what the BP Settlement mandates.

 BP Settlement VOO Claims and Multiple Claims

Keep in mind, that BP Settlement VOO claims will be made up of a large grouping of commercial fishermen and crabbers. If you happen to be a class member in the BP Settlement VOO claims, you may also file for a BP Settlement economic loss claims.

You will most likely be able to qualify for a separate payment, if you relied upon the fishing industry. You will also be likely eligible for the BP Medical Settlement as many people on the VOO got sick from the Oil and Dispersant.

We can help you, our Adjusters charge 15% to build your files and present it to the BP Settlement Center. If you are sick an Attorney will at some point take over the file to sue BP.

We will help you with your BP Settlement VOO Claims.

BP Medical Settlement and You

Our role in the BP Medical Settlement

Corexit sprayed from the Air.

We met with many people that were affected and heard horror stories of people getting sick.

I had set up a few websites to help people get aid from Catholic Charities who were suddenly unemployed in mid May, many went to work on clean up, by early June clean up workers that were getting sick started going to the sites asking for help. This class of people were  overlooked by most Attorneys, and in my opinion were in the greatest need of help as their health was quickly being affected. The BP Medical Settlement is a Step in the right direction.

Trends in the BP Medical Settlement

What we have learned since being involved with this from the beginning, is that the overall effects from the oil and the dispersant Corexit are devastating and far reaching. You see Corexit Bio accumulates in the bodies of what ever ingests it, when a shrimp eats zoo plankton, and a fish eats the shrimp, and we eat the fish, we eventually get sick, and that`s a fact.

A recent report has traced the Fingerprint of the oil spewed by the Deep Water Horizon to Zoo plankton and the carcinogenic hydrocarbons found in the Zoo plankton can be actually traced to the Deepwater Horizon accident. Do you know what eats Zoo plankton, just about everything, as it makes up the base of the Gulfs food chain. Here is the article link.

We have been hearing from many of you recently that have had children born with Birth Defects, loved ones who died unexpectedly after getting sick, usually from heart issues, not to mention many of you who worked the oil spill or resided close to the beaches that were affected.

The BP Medical Settlement does cover you and your family. For Example: If you live close to the beach, and have 5 people in your Family, you may very well have 5 separate claims.

From my experience out on Grand Isle you could actually smell the Corexit in the air as it was being dumped from the skies over the Gulf. There is no way this could not have affected peoples health, and this is what the BP Medical Settlement does cover.

What is covered in the BP Medical Settlement

Some of the early Symptoms of exposure that are covered in the BP Medical Settlement are:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Chronic injury( symptoms lasting more than 6 month)
  • Sinus and eye issues
  • Rashes on your Skin
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Neurological Issues

There are payouts that range from $1,200- $60,000 based upon the degree of exposure, your location, type of work, and the length of hospitalization.

The BP medical Settlement allows for these payments and to hold BP accountable for future illness even if you take the initial payouts. There will also be medical monitoring in place for those exposed. You must follow the specified guidelines of the BP Medical Settlement to make sure your future rights are protected.

We can help you with your BP Medical Settlement

We can help you put your paperwork in order for the BP Medical Settlement, in cases of advanced exposure it is suggested you that you strongly consider using the services of an Attorney. We have been involved with helping people that have suffered the effects from the Oil and the dispersant Corexit since the issue first came to light. There are now multiple firms specializing in this area, if you would like to connect with them, or just need the help of putting together your paperwork, please fill out the form to the right.

We will help you with your BP Medical Settlement.

 

BP Claims News: The New BP Oil Spill Settlement Program

The New BP Oil Spill Settlement Program

Patrick Juneau

Patrick Juneau is an Attorney out of Lafayette Louisiana, he seems uniquely qualified to head up the BP Oil Spill Settlement Program, that will be court supervised. He seems to be a man of honor and integrity, who will be making this the swan song of his career. He is 74 years old, he is very charismatic and has a swagger. Lynn Greer of Brown Greer will head up the transition from the GCCF to the new BP Oil Spill Settlement Program.

We at BPClaims.org are very excited at the strong possibility of  a more fair, and more generous system under the leadership of Mr.Juneau. We will continue to evaluate his policies and the behaviors of the apparatus around him. We have only had one goal since this all began, and that was to see  people get paid, and the environment to be made whole.

Whats new in the BP Oil Spill Settlement Program

The new program promises to be easier and more lucrative then the the GCCF. The BP Oil Spill Settlement Program will be addressing may of the issues where the GCCF fell short. High on that list include:

Sick People, mostly Oil Spill Clean Up Workers but also residents and people that worked along the shore area. There are varying degrees of illness and compensation associated with this. If someone  just felt ill they get x, if you had fallen sick and had to go to a medi-tent you get y, if you had gotten sick and had to go to the hospital you get Z. Much of this is done with sworn statements and medical records.

Economic Loss for Business and Individuals, it seems as this will be calculated by industry and geographic area with a higher multiplier and future trending calculation formula, much more beneficial for the claimant. The BP Oil Spill Settlement Program will also rely less on causation and more on Industry and the reliance to the Gulf and proximity to the Spill.

Owners and Lease holders of property directly affected by the Oil, if there was oil on your land you will be compensated under the the new BP Oil Spill Settlement Program.

Looking at the Settlement at this point, it should be viewed as a living, evolving document that will continue to be modified in the months to come.

How Does the BP Oil Spill Settlement Program affect You.

If you have a claim in with the GCCF and have received a final offer you can receive 60 percent of that money immediately. If you are eligible under the BP Oil Spill Settlement Program you can receive the remaining 40% or wait a few months and receive what should be a much higher award. Until the new program is fully executed claimants under the transition to the BP Oil Spill Settlement Program will receive 60 percent of the money awarded.  BP Claims that come in after the transition will be figured entirely under the new program.

The new BP Oil Spill Settlement Program is suppose to be streamlined and much more generous, we advocate for this program if clients choose not to litigate and want to be made whole. If you choose to litigate and that is understandable after the duress that many had to go through with the GCCF, we have attorneys that want to speak to you. If you choose to go through the new BP Settlement Program we have consultants and Attorneys that can guide you through it with fees starting at 15% for non Attorneys and 20% with an Attorney.

We can Help you through the New BP Oil Spill Settlement Program.

BP Claims News: BP Settlement News

BP Settlement News and BP Claims Rumors

Clean Up Workers are Helped with the BP Settlement

Well it has been a few days since the BP Settlement hit the wires. The phone hasn`t stopped ringing, people close to the Settlement have been weighing in through out the last few days, and the good news is, if half of what we have heard today is true, and you have  legitimate  BP Claims, even if it was denied, we can help you with your BP Settlement.

The Facts are this, the BP Settlement is divided in two parts. There is one aspect of the BP Settlement that deals with Loss of income for Businesses and Individuals, there is another aspect that deals with Oil and Corexit exposure, for Oil Spill Clean Up Workers and people who live and work along the Gulf. There is no cap.

We have long advocated that the needs of the people who got sick needed to be addressed, and are very glad to see them in the BP Settlement. We have called for blood tests and testing for over a year. We can Help you if you are sick.

A new methodology will be put into place for factoring your BP Claims for loss of income.

BP Claims Settlement Rumors:  Final Payments may not be Final

If you took a final payment and it was not a Quick Pay you will have an opportunity to be included into the BP Settlement, this is believable, as you dissect the Oil Pollution Act, you can not take a final payout until the true extent of the damage is known.

If you took a quick pay you will not be eligible, I do expect Quick Pays to change as long as you have the documents to substantiate your claim. When Feinberg starved people out, then offered them Quick Pays it was one of the most callous moves during the process. It was awful , and one of the first things he did, as he shelved paying out Interim Claims for months.

BP Settlement and BP Claims New Leadership

Lynn Greer from Brown Greer out of Virgina will be the Interim Administrator of the fund. She is a fabulous choice, as she knows the process intimately. Many people did not know that the GCCF handed off claims to Brown Greer for processing, but that is just what they did. This will allow for seamless integration as the players are not changing, except for Mr Feinberg, but the process will be, as it will be easier to prove your claims with the new format.

Some Attorneys voice concern about the BP Settlement

A Houston-based attorney who represents people and businesses with roughly 12,000 spill claims, questioned whether the settlement will be more beneficial to his clients than the existing fund. We get calls daily from claimants whose claims were never even filed with any accompanying paperwork proving their claims, and some were never even filed. Claimants should not be victims of their Attorneys ineptitude. Anything would be better then the GCCF, oh, except if your attorney never even filed your claim. Find out your claims status is, and if your Attorneys are asking for paperwork get it to them.

The Attorneys we have connected are pro`s at filing claims, one of the Attorneys has had more claims paid then any other Attorney filing BP Claims.

BP Settlement Solutions

The Attorneys and Adjusters/Consultants that we utilize are all veterans of the Oil Spill Claims process. One of our members has recently been asked to help setup the new BP Settlement process. Many of our Affiliates are at the top of their respected fields, this has proven very beneficial. We do not advocate that one Attorney or one Adjuster fits All, we take you to the best group that fits your Claim. Fees for Adjusters/Consultants start at 15%,  Attorneys fees start at 20%. Some fees are as low as 5% for multimillion dollar claims.

We will help you with your BP Settlement.

 

 

BP Claims and Sick People

Feinberg is evading BP Claims for Illness

BP Claims and Sick People

A few months a go Feinberg said he had not seen any BP Claims for illness related from the BP Oil Spill. Then Mr. Feinberg said he had only heard of a few hundred BP Claims resulting from the the Oil Spill. The folks that worked on oil spill clean up, and the bathed in the water, or lived close to the coast and breathed in airborne Corexit are sick. We have received numerous calls from people who filed BP Claims going over their illness all with very similar stories and none getting relief from the BP Claims process.

BP Claims Process and Illness Claims

Feinberg is under heavy fire for not taking action within the BP Claims process for illness claims. His record supporting people that have illness claims in the past regarding agent orange and 9/11 is strong. Knowing that these sorts of claims were going to be raised again in the BP Claims process should have been taken into consideration. It took years to act upon the Agent Orange and 9/11 claims, and we should have all learned from that. Feinbergs excuse is that it is going to take time to know the true extent of the damages as it did in prior cases. The fact is people affected by the Corexit and oil don`t have that much time, and need help now, and not just monetary help but Medical Care, though some ongoing financial help in the form of BP Claims would help.

BP Claims vs. Litigation for Sick People

As it stands the only recourse as I understand it, is for people to sue BP for exposure to Corexit and oil. We have been forwarding your information to Attorneys that are taking action on the behalf of people that have gotten sick, and many of these people have found solace that they are being represented by one of the best Law Firms in the country. The BP Claims process is broken in so many places, and the inability for the process to take into consideration the people who have gotten sick from BP`s carelessness is a testament to it`s inadequacies. I call on Mr. Feinberg to fix, evolve, do so something for these people, other then making them part of a study, because people are dying here, this is about medical help now, and some sort of money that can help them as they can`t work, this needs to be figured into the BP Claims process. This process need to evolve so they can be considered into the BP Claims Process

 

 

 

BP Claims New Tactic Deployed

GCCF`s New BP Claims Delay Tactic

BP Delays Claims Again

The GCCF`s new tactic to delay your BP Claims is called the Deficiency Notice. After speaking with 4 business owners last night, they ALL had just gotten deficiency notices for their BP Claims. The Business Owners had already provided the documents that the deficiency notice said were missing from their files. The documents were never missing from their files, but the GCCF said they were, and they could not process their  BP Claims. Again their BP Claims were delayed.

BP Claims Mislabeled

One of the individuals who owns a good size business decided to go down to his local GCCF office and talked to them directly about his BP Claims. He had spoken to this person before and she went through his file with him standing right there. After going through the file they found the documents the GCCF said were deficient. The documents were there, they were just mislabeled. His BP Claim was then sent to a Claims Review Specialist. The new Claims Review Specialist has given his claim a new number, and can now look up all the pages in his BP Claims to finally make a determination on his claim. He was told that he would have an answer shortly regarding his BP Claims.

BP Claims Pattern

After making four phone calls yesterday to follow up with people, they all had the same exact story about their BP Claims. Coincidence, I don`t think so. The GCCF is pulling out every tactic it can to delay your BP Claims. Mislabeling documents that have already been sent in might happen once in awhile by careless processor, but not four follow up  phone calls in a row. Has the GCCF  mislabeled BP Claims documents intentionally, only to buy more time and frustrate the people in the BP Claims process, I think so. This is just one more road block that the GCCF is using to frustrate and delay people from receiving their BP Claims money, and hoping they go away.

Corexit, Oil Spill Clean Up Workers and Blood Tests

Oil Spill Clean Up

As many of you know we follow Oil Spill Clean Up Workers and the challenges they face. I received a phone call last week from a knowledgeable lady who gave us all kinds of great information about testing for Corexit and other Oil Spill toxins in your Blood. The test that seems to be used the most is called a Volatile Solvents Profile.  The test runs about $300.00 and is available up throughout the Gulf  Region.

Oil Spill Toxins

In speaking with clinicians this morning at a variety of locations I kept hearing the same thing. Those who were tested, all had dangerous levels of toxins in their bodies, and some were well above FDA guidelines. Literally one practitioner had 100% of those tests come back positive for elevated toxins, 3- methylpentane and 2-methylpentane. Ethyl Benzene, m-p xylene and Hexane were also detected.

It seems as though the majority of people that they have been testing all have Bronchial and Respiratory conditions, that are not responding to normal care. According to one nurse I spoke to this morning, they have never seen anything else like it. They are recommending kelation, in conjunction with drinks, meant to help you detoxify your body. If you would like more information about this, or to find the Doctor nearest you, please fill out the form to the right and  mention Corexit Tests in the description.

 

 

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