The GCCF v.s. The BP Settlement
Did you work for a company where all of the other employees received compensation except for you?
Was your BP claim denied for no reason?
It is important to understand that before the Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement came into play, there was a different group responsible for compensating businesses and individuals for losses incurred from the April 2010 oil spill. This was the GCCF, not the BP Settlement.
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility offered quick payments to individuals and businesses along the gulf coast and forced them to sign releases not to sue BP again in the future. Some people received settlements by submitting minimal to no documentation, while others that did the same job for the same company received nothing.
Unfortunately, no one actually knows what guidelines the GCCF was using in regards to their payouts, which is probably one of the reasons they no longer exist today. At this time, anyone who signed a full and final release with GCCF may not file another claim for the same business or individual.
If you were denied by the GCCF, we may still be able to help you under the terms of the BP Settlement.
If you never updated your GCCF Claim, you need to do so to be a part of the Deeepwater Horizon Settlement.
The Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement, which took over after the GCCF was shut down, was set up with very specific guidelines which the claims administrators follow down to the tee.
Most of the time, detailed, full documentation is now required for both business and individual claims. This is not to say that it is impossible to supply the needed documents; our office receives multiple settlement offers per week for both businesses and individuals. This just means that to present a valid claim to the settlement reviewers, you must provide the documents they are looking for. There are instances when workarounds are possible.
BP Settlement Help
BPClaims.org and our network partners work closely to prepare and file thousands of claims. We help our clients understand the process and paperwork they will need to provide to ultimately receive a payout. We know this can be a frustrating and confusing process and we work hard to help alleviate the stress that comes along with it.
We work with:
- Business Owners
- Law Firms
- VOO Claimants
- and anyone else affected by the BP Oil Spill
When it comes to the help we provide for a BP Settlement, we do all that we can, including but not limited to:
- Helping clients prepare and file valid claims
- Responding to Incompleteness and Follow-up Incompleteness notices
- Filing appeals to BP
- Responding to appeals made by BP
- Filing Medical Claims
- Looking deeply into Denied Claims
If you or your business was truly affected by the oil spill, we can help you gather the needed documentation, process and file your claim. Please contact us today to get started.
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