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Denied BP Claims hitting an All Time High
If your BP Claims were recently denied you were not alone, we are seeing well documented, well organized BP Claims getting denied at the GCCF at a record rate. It seems that the GCCF is clearing out all of the BP Claims that it has been holding on to.
We can Help You if you have been denied.
At this point there will be very few claims left with the GCCF before the Fund transitions into the BP Settlement process. The Denial rate is utterly astounding, we have NEVER seen this rate of denied BP Claims come out of the GCCF since it`s inception.
Are BP Claims being forced into the Settlement Process
When you step back and look at the strategies displayed by the GCCF, you just can`t help but think that they are just making way for the upcoming BP Settlement. This is part of the Delay, Deny, and Defend tactics, and is meant to dishearten the people from pursuing their BP Claims.
They are just trying to wear down people with legitimate BP Claims. As we have told you before, this is a common tactic that has been used through out the BP Claims Process, this strategy was originated by unscrupulous insurance companies. The GCCF is making one last effort to thwart paying legitimate BP Claims, even while in transition.
Look for all of the present employees at the GCCF to be replaced in the very near future.
Do not let them make you loose heart for your economic justice. We can and will Help You.
BP Claims and the BP Settlement
We are hearing from a large number of you that are concerned that there will not be a major shift in attitude from the GCCF to the new BP Claims Settlement Fund. As I see it there will be a DRAMATIC shift and it will be coming from the top down. As I said above they are getting ready to get rid of all GCCF employees as the new regime is about to take charge, and it couldn`t be happening soon enough for many of us. Judge Barbier is running the show with Patrick Juneau, and everything I have heard about Mr. Juneau, and much of this from people that know him, all say the same thing, stand up, no nonsense guy, with a an over all concern for people. Let`s hope that carries through. Time will tell. If you would like to connect with Attorneys or Adjusters that can help you with your BP Claims for the settlement, please fill out the form to the right.
BP Claims and our Stance
We at BPClaims.org have only had one goal in mind since this all began, to help people. We started with sites that got people to charities, and that morphed into following the BP Claims process, The BP Claims process under Feinberg and the GCCF was AWFUL, people were duped into Quick Pays when they were promised Interim payments, many took these and agreed not sue BP, and are now struggling once again with no remedies in site. We will continue to fight for these people, and will continue to organize them.
We will continue to help individuals and businesses that were denied, we are actively helping people with medical claims. When nobody wanted to take these cases we found a group that would, and I am happy to say that same Firm helped get them into the BP Claims Settlement, and they are now going to be compensated.
If you need help with Your BP Claims even if they were denied, we can and will help you, Consultants and Adjusters start at 15%, Attorneys start at 20%, Large Loss Business Claims can be handled for 7.5%.
We are not allied with any particular Firm or group, but simply will get your claims to the best possible Group that specializes in those particular claims.
We will Help you with your BP Claims.
BP Claims Ready for the BP Settlement
Many businesses and individuals already have their BP Claims information together. Most people have their tax information for 2008, 2009, and 2010, you should also get 2007 ready for your BP Settlement Claims. If you have not taken your final for your BP Claims we advise that you don`t at this time, nor should you take a quick pay.
The BP Claims Settlement promises to be much more lucrative then what the GCCF would have given most people. If your BP Claims are at the GCCF they will give you 60% of what is owed and withhold the 40% until after the BP Settlement is underway.
BP Claims and BP Settlement Updates
Many processors and attorneys are seeing many of the BP Claims they had at the GCCF being denied right now. We spoke to one processor yesterday in the Tampa area who had over 100 claims get denied for a myriad of issues. He had an 88% success rate before this occurred.
Therefore many BP Claims are just being documented right now and Consultants and Attorneys are holding off filing them until the BP Settlement process gets underway, and the actual terms are disclosed and not just rumor.
BP Claims and the BP Settlement Process
The big question here is what will be the final calculations for your BP Claims in the BP Settlement process. You may have Business Interruption Claims as well.
We have been consistently hearing of a baseline of 3 times your 2010 losses. We have also heard that you will take your 3 consecutive worst months in 2010 and then look at those same months in 2007, 2008, 2009, or double up certain years for the same months and subtract those numbers to find your loss then multiply by 3 and add future trending losses.
Mind you this is just one aspect of the BP Claims Settlement process, but to many it is the most important. The 3 times multiplier will be larger for certain Industries.
We will Help you Organize your BP Claims for the BP Settlement
We are here to assist you with any of your BP Claims needs. Some claims will need the assistance of an Attorney, some will just need the help of a BP Claims consultant. We work with different groups of Attorneys and BP Claims Consultants because each group is uniquely qualified to handle certain aspects of the Settlement or the pending litigation. It is in your best interest to have your BP Claims with the group that can best represent your BP Claims.
The Top 7 Reasons why BP Claims get Denied or Delayed
Most of these are curable and shouldn`t have happened if prepared properly.
7. Category Denial. Being an Oil Rig Worker/Oil Spill Clean Up Worker/government employee
6. Deficiency Denial. Failing to provide needed information within the 30 day expiration period.
5. Deficiency Denial. Failing to provide income data and not submitting evidence before the 30 day expiration to cure the deficiency.
4. Deficiency Denial. Failing to provide evidence of employment/business at the time of the Spill.
3. Trending Failure. The business demonstrated a Post-Spill economic gain.
2. Reviewer Error. An error is made by the reviewer while processing. This often happens if the claims is not formatted in an understandable manner.
And the number 1 reason for denial of GCCF claims……
1. CAUSATION, CAUSATION, CAUSATION.
All of these reasons are valid for getting your BP Claims Denied. For the most part they are also curable. This is why we have assembled a Team of BP Claims Experts to help you with your BP Claims. Some BP Claims are best handled by Consultants and Adjusters that can cure deficiencies with your GCCF Denied Claims, while in other instances you may need an Attorney to help you get through causation or category issues. As the BP Claims process has evolved so have we, we will continue to evolve as needed. Whether it is a consultant or an Attorney or a combination of both, we will help you with your BP Claims.
BP Claims in the News
The GCCF has been in the news lately, it has shown it`s contempt for accountability and the transparency that it once promised. Jim Hood The Attorney General from Mississippi is holding their feet to the fire, and just won a legal victory by getting the Hearings for his audit moved to the State Court of Mississippi. He has been trying since February to audit the Mississippi BP Claims, Ken Feinberg made promises of transparency, but is hiding behind legal wrangling, trying to delay the inevitable. Promises were made, and promises continue to be broken by Ken Feinberg and the GCCF.
How we Handle your BP Claims.
When you fill out a free case review for your BP Claims, we put that information in the hands of the best Team member that can best facilitate your claim getting paid.
We are not aligned with one particular Law Firm or Consultant/Adjuster s firm. We simply want your claim handled by the best group for your particular case.
Think about it this way, do you want the same firm that is handling your business claim, also handling your medical claim, probably not.
Some of our Team members are Large Loss Experts, and have gotten millions in BP Claims paid, others specialize in BP Restaurant Claims , while others specialize with Causation issues, Denied BP Claims, and claims Stalled at the GCCF. Team members range from Claims Consultants and Adjusters to Attorneys that have been up against BP before, and won the largest awards that BP has ever had to pay out. The results have been impressive, lately we are getting BP Claims paid that are organized and calculated properly in record time.
Claims preparation and presentation to the GCCF starts at just 15%, if an Attorney is needed representation starts at just 25%. All fees are paid on a contingency basis, they don`t get paid until you do.
We can Help you with your BP Claims.
BP Claims making the News
I have been writing for about a month now about BP Claims and the ensuing battle for transparency with the GCCF and Ken Feinberg. BP Claims Lawyers have asked Judge Barbier to appoint a Special Master to the 20 Billion Dollars Oil Spill Claims Fund. Attorney Generals from the Gulf States have asked Judge Barbier to look at complaints that the GCCF is intentionally Delaying, and Denying BP Claims in order to pressure oil spill victims into taking BP Quick Pays. Attorneys for the Plaintiff`s also charge that the GCCF is not in compliance with the Oil Pollution Act, and that all the Quick Pays deserve a second shot at the BP Claims Fund.
Today GCCF Lawyers Defend their Handling of BP Claims
The Attorney for Ken Feinberg, David Pitofsky said in court filings that the BP Claims Funds accomplishments show that there is no need for court oversight. He went on to say that they are overseen by several committees in Congress and the Coast Guard. When asked about the BP Claims Quick Pays he said that “It can be a perfectly rational decision to accept an assured short-term payment over a possibly larger, but postponed long-term payment. He also said that “claimants are drawn by the immediate cash for their BP Claims.”
GCCF Tactics regarding BP Claims
The GCCF is utilizing a Delay, Deny, Defend tactic when it comes to paying your BP Claims. The GCCF is ever changing what they are asking people for regarding documentation, and the BP Claims process is ever shifting and becoming more forensic. People are receiving unsolicited offers from the GCCF mostly in the form of Quick Pays. Many of the Quick Pays that are being offered by the GCCF are far lower then what BP actually owes people and business`s affected by the BP Oil Spill.
What to do about Your BP Claims
Quite simply put them in the hands of a BP Claims Expert, whether you use one of our BP Claims Team members, or find your own. BP Claims Team members are getting oil spill claims paid. We have been working with many of them since the beginning of the spill, and they are doing a fine job getting people paid. We have added some new members that are filling niche`s as new developments in the BP Claims process need to be addressed. BP Claims Team members can look into your claim while it is at the GCCF, and figure out why it is being delayed, cure any deficiencies, and explain your claim to GCCF staff in order to substantiate your claims. BP Claims members can help if your claim was denied, and of course they can help you if you are filing a BP Claim for the first time. All Team members work on a contingency basis, and their fees start at 15%.
Best of Luck with your BP Claims.
Why your BP Claims are not getting Paid
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has sent out letters to many recently that their BP Claims are denied, or that the GCCF is requesting more documentation to substantiate your claim. Why, after months and months of processing is the GCCF doing this now.
It is all part of a larger tactic employed by the GCCF of Delay, Deny and Defend. The longer you wait for your BP Claims money the more people become disenchanted with the whole process. Many people decide not to take further action, or not to take any action at all. This is playing right into their hands. They want you to lose interest in the BP Claims process.
If their true intention was to make it right as their slogan says, the BP Claims process would be more streamlined and more fair. By making the process more difficult the GCCF is saving BP money. Lets remember that the GCCF is run by Ken Feinberg who is paid by BP. He is paid 1.3 million dollars per month to administer the BP Claims money through the GCCF. Feinberg tried desperately to portray himself as independent of BP, it took a ruling by Judge Barbier in New Orleans to tell him to stop saying he is Independent.
BP Claims Fund is paid Quarterly
The GCCF is allotted 1.2 Billion dollars from the 20 Billion dollar fund every fiscal quarter. That money goes to paying off as many small BP claims as possible, with a few large ones that are being represented by aggressive BP Claims Attorneys. Paying off the small claims first helps the GCCF look impressive statistically. Look at how they manipulated people into taking the BP Quick Pays. First they delayed paying anybody with Oil Spill Claims for sometime, promising people that Interim claims would be forth coming. Then after months of not paying those BP Claims they came out with the BP Quick Pay, 5k for individuals and 25k for business`s, this was only after people reached a high level of economic desperation. This also allowed them to take over 100,000 oil spill claims off the books, in a short amount of time, and people gave up their right to sue BP.
The BP Claims Shuffle
This is what the BP Claims process is coming down to, The GCCF is stalling because it does not have the full 20 Billion Dollars in the Bank, it is funded incrementally. When the money runs out, so does their ability to pay claims. What is the GCCF’s best line of defense? Your BP Claims are UNDER REVIEW, or your BP Claims have been Denied, please reapply.
None of this helps much when your world is in economic collapse due to the Oil Spill. Lately, BP has been making deals with its partners to pick up some of the cost. Weatherford International has agreed to pay BP $75 million, Mitsui has agreed to pay BP 1.1 Billion. BP still has ongoing suits against other Deepwater Horizon partners Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International as part of the multidistrict litigation that is ongoing in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana.
With all of this money coming in and the energy BP is expending to bring it in, you would think that if they used half of this effort you would assuredly have gotten your BP Claims paid by now.
Our BP Claims Solution
The Dream Team of Attorneys that we have connected with to serve you, all have specialties in the BP Claims Process. They are major players in the upcoming litigation, one is on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee, another has received the highest award for his clients from BP ever, another firm specializes in Interim Claims and Denied Claims with a quick turnaround time, they are all here for you. All you have to do is fill out the form to the right. Do you really believe the GCCF when they tell you your BP Claims are still under review.