The people that jumped at the opportunity to clean up the beaches are now getting a fair shake in the new proposed BP settlement. This is what I have heard the proposal looks like all subject to court approval and the settlement proposal are not yet in a final state but better to know a little than to know nothing I hope you all agree on that.
BP Clean Up Workers With Claims Of Exposure
The settlement proposal for the clean up workers that was hired by BP sub contractors to help keep the beaches clean. All the clean up workers should sign up again with the attorneys if the BP settlement criteria applies to the. Form on the right hand side of the page.
This would have been clean up workers that was exposed to Corexit or crude oil. The most reported side effects would b:
- Chronic injury( symptoms lasting more than 6 month)
- Eye problems
- Respiratory problems
- Effects on your skin
- Gastronomical complication (stomach problems )
There is a few way of proving your case the more information you can give the higher the payout should be from the proposed BP Settlement.
- File a sworn statement of fact of when and where exposed took place with your attorney No Medical records necessary
- File a sworn statement of fact of when and where exposed took place and your medical records proving your condition.
- File a sworn statement of fact of when and where and you visit to the BP medical facility out on site when exposure took place.
- File a sworn statement of fact that you got heatstroke from the work and visited BP medical facility on site when it happened.
If you where hospitalize for any conditions related to the exposure from Corexit or crude oil you should include this in your statement to the attorney. Also Hospital records should be included.
Residents With Medical Claims From Exposure
If you live near the beach or close to the marshes in Louisiana and Alabama that got covered with oil there is a good chance that you can file a claim against BP for your exposure to Corexit and crude oil.
This would have to be file if you have showed symptoms of exposure. General symptoms are the same as above for the clean up workers.
You would have to be able to document your injury or exposure with medical records a photo of your skin rash or other ways with a witness to your injury. Again you would have to write a sworn statement of when and where the exposure took place and what happened to you because of the exposure.
If you are living close to the coast or by the marshes and have had exposure to the Corexit that BP was spraying from air planes or from the fumes of the crude oil contact an attorney to evaluate your claim.
I have hear from a lot of people especially in Grand Isle Louisiana that have complained about the exposure and now finally there are somebody you can go to and get compensation for your injury.
Vessels of Opportunity VOO Update
First a shout out to my friend Tom in Pensacola to give me a call. So here is an update on the Vessels of Opportunity proposed BP settlement as I hear it. To be consider for a proposed settlement with BP in the Settlement you would have to have been put into service in the VOO fleet. If you where in service your qualify for back pay. The proposal is looking at pay of about 26 days for people waiting at the dock. The day rate would be according to the contract you where under. But an extra 26 day of pay if you go the settlement route and maybe more maybe less if you take your claim to the courts.
If you never went into service you might get paid for a few days so don’t give up those claims but the settlement proposal will not do much for NO service VOO boat owners.