Gulf Coast Claims Under Scrutiny

Government Officials Investigating Gulf Coast Claims Process

It’s an open secret that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is not doing a good job getting money out to people who need and deserve it, and that’s why it can be frustrating when it seems like nobody is doing anything about it. Well it looks like some state governments are finally taking action to clean up the Gulf Coast Claims process. This is all preliminary stuff, so I wouldn’t start celebrating yet, but it looks like there are least people with influence out there who care about Gulf Coast Claims. From big issues to small ones, we’re starting to see some action.

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States Taking Action on Gulf Coast Claims

The Gulf Breeze Claims Office in Florida is closing for no reason (except to get people to give up on getting their Gulf Coast Claims), but it’s actually getting some notice from people like Florida State Representative Doug Broxson who said he is “disturbed” by its recent closure.

Louisiana has also filed against BP and Transocean because they are trying to limit their liability for gulf coast claims for the 5 million barrels of oil they dumped into the gulf. BP and Transocean are trying to get out of paying for the damage they caused by saying that their explosion of oil was a “permitted discharge” under a ridiculous interpretation of an old law, and Louisiana is calling them on it.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood thinks that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is tricking and forcing people into taking low quick pay final payments, and is going to Washington to look at their shady paperwork.

What Does This Mean For People Trying to Get Gulf Coast Claims?

The good news is that there are people in the state governments who see what BP is trying to do with the gulf coast claims process, and they are trying to do something about it. The bad news is that BP is very powerful, and has had virtually no pressure from the federal government to get its act together. The states may have some luck getting BP to actually pay what it deserves, but for right now it looks like the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is still up to its same old tricks: Delaying, demanding more documents, and denying.

If you want some free help getting the most from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, you can fill out the free case review box on the right side of the page and somebody will contact you to help you out. In the meantime, as always, we recommend that you avoid taking any quick pay payments from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and signing away your rights. Even though the GCCF is stingy with them, try to get interim payments so you don’t have to sign away your rights to get compensated.

Right now BP has said that the effects of the oil spill will be gone by the end of 2011. I’m sorry, but that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard, and we all know it’s a lie. If you want to be compensated for your losses past 2011, or even completely for 2010-2011, be very careful about taking final payments from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

How to File a BP Oil Spill Claim

The recent oil spill tragedy that was caused by British Petroleum (BP) has affected thousands of not only humans, but also animals and plants that rely on the ocean. Not only the living, even property and developments, as well as the tourism industry (when you consider the beaches) have been hit by this terrible disaster.

BP has to be held responsible for this mess, and if you are one of those impacted by the recent oil spill disaster, you could attempt to obtain compensation from BP for the mess that the company created. BP has announced in the past that 20 billion dollars has been allocated for compensation purposes, nevertheless one has to understand how to file for a claim successfully before being able to collect anything from BP.

A Successful Oil Spill Claim

Obtain either health, property or income compensation due to the oil spill damages from BP by contacting the company directly. This could be done through phone at 1-800-440-0858 . Or alternatively there is also a website that has been set up to manage claims by BP, thus you could apply for an oil spill claim from BP through the site. BP claims are also being processes by field offices in more than 33 field office across the affected areas such as Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and others. There are over a thousand BP team members that are working on the claims, and if reports are to be believed, the number of claims that have been received exceeds 80,000.

What type of Oil Spill Claim

But before you apply for a oil spill claim compensation package from BP over the oil spillage issue, you should understand your losses and the claim application that you are about to submit. You should clearly define and determine your type of claim to ensure that it is not rejected. Some of the claims that you could submit include claims of:

  1. Property damage and repair costs
  2. Loss of profits and revenue
  3. Loss of government revenue
  4. Cleanup cost, removal cost as well as modification and renovations costs
  5. Increased public services cost
  6. Damage to natural resources as well as environment

With regards to the type of claim that you are submitting, you would need to gather and collect all the relevant documents. After sending your documents in for evaluation, ensure that you follow up on your application. If BP decides to contest your claims in the court of law, you would then probably need to hire a lawyer to represent your case.One thing that you should be aware of is the fact that obtaining compensation from BP over the oil spill issue does not involve any cost at all, thus it should be free to submit for a compensation claim. Understanding there are many out there that are not fully aware of the correct claiming process, many scams have emerged, especially online that promise people compensation over the spillage issue. Do not fall for any of these scams that would make you pay money in order to process your claims. Beware of them, and always pursue the right way as mentioned above in order to obtain compensation from BP.