Casino Workers: Don’t Gamble With Your GCCF Claim

So at the end of the day the casino workers as a group should have the same rights as everybody else, they should have been offered 2 times 2010 losses as a standard, and been able to select to have an attorney handle their case, and probably settle their claim for 4-5 times their 2010 losses.For some reason that is now how the GCCF see’s the cases of casino workers.

Its important that you keep good records of your losses, and that you  minimize the losses that you will have in the future, if at all possible. We hope that the casino workers will join us as a group, and we can help you guys  get what is a fair settlement and keep you informed of recent developments..

It looks like that tomorrow the flood gates will open up for the Casino Workers to file with the GCCF, for a final payment  and future losses resulting from the BP oil spill. Now that GCCF has shown their cards why were they not eligible is hard to understand, they lost money like everybody else from the BP oil spill.

Now when it comes time for the casino workers to file for their GCCF final claim there are a few points to remember.

1) Interim claim protects you so future losses can be claimed also

2) Using an attorney to file your claim, will help you keep GCCF honest and it ensures that all the paperwork is filed correctly.

3) Never sign a final claim with GCCF giving up your rights to file for future losses unless you at least consult with an attorney. (it`s Free).

Casino Workers Losses Should Be A Claim

As the verdict from the BP lawyers will not be heard till Friday, I expect the casino workers to be offered something small from the GCCF, something like $5,000 sign on the line and you will give up all rights to any future payment from GCCF and BP. So what that will tell you is that they are worried about all the claims coming though attorney’s on behalf of casino workers. I would suggest that if you where a Casino worker in 2010 that you fill out the form on the right and fill out a contact form. Our attorney’s will give you a call back and talk to you about your losses and how they can recover it for you in the claims process.

It would be good to look at your losses for 2010 and think what your 2011, 2012, 2013,2014 losses will be, and see if the money that GCCF is offering you is enough to cover those losses. Remember its not your fault that BP screwed up and made the biggest oil spill in US history. They are the ones that are ruining your job, your salary and now they will try and offer you a small amount of money to make you go away. Think about that before you sign away your rights.

Casino Workers Should Have A Claim Like everybody else.



Your Emergency BP Claim Affects Your Final Claim

As a result of the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and the resulting Gulf of Mexico oil spill, British Petroleum (BP) set aside $20 billion dollars to help those affected who may have suffered losses or damages. BP decided to award the damage and loss claims in two main phases – an “emergency advance payment” phase, which ended November 23rd, and a “final claim” phase, which will end in August 2013. There will also be “interim claims” that can be made once per.

The BP Emergency Claim

Emergency advance payments were made available almost immediately after the disaster for the following claims: removal and clean-up costs, physical damages to property, lost business profits, loss or impairment of earning capacity, loss of subsistence use of natural resources, physical injury, and/or death. In this first phase, nearly half a million victims filed claims. These were mostly for lost profits and loss of earning capacity. These emergency monetary advance payments were designed to mitigate the losses already being suffered or likely to be suffered in the immediate future. They were not designed to satisfy all long term future losses.

The BP Final Claim

That is what the “final claims” process is designed for. An emergency advance payment is an advance on the payment of your final claim. Once you have collected all of the necessary paperwork and documentation and you are ready to file your final claim, you should file a final claim for any damages or losses you have sustained whether or not you have filed for an emergency advance payment.

How is your Final Claim Affected by Your Emergency Claim

It is important to keep in mind that an “emergency advance payment” is just that—an advance on your claim. The two are not mutually exclusive. Any advance payment you have or will receive, including any interim claims that you might file along the way before your final claim, will be deducted from your final claim. For example, if your complete and final claim comes to $100,000 but you received a $5,000 emergency advance payment early in the claims process, then your final payment will be for $95,000. If you file for interim quarterly claims while you are waiting for your final claim to be completed, then those payments will be deducted from your final claim as well. To put it simply, you cannot “double dip.” The emergency advance payments, as well as the interim claims, are designed to make sure you receive some money now instead of having to wait for your final claim, which could take considerably longer.

Now that the deadline has passed for the “emergency claims” phase, you may still apply for interim claims. These may be filed once per quarter until your final claim is complete. In any case, you should make sure that you begin the process of gathering paperwork and documentation for your final claim. The burden of proof is somewhat higher for the final claim, so you will need to make sure you can prove your losses and damages to ensure the highest possible claim settlement amount. Also keep in mind the strict deadline of August 2013 to file your final claim.