Shrimpers affected by oil spill to receive larger payouts

Posted on October 28th, 2011 No Comments

Sometime in the next two weeks new rules will be announced to better benefit shrimpers who were affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington attorney who is responsible for denying thousands of claims and dispersing slow payments, said he believes the damage to the shrimping industry was much worse than originally determined. It has been approximately 18 months since the oil spill occurred and in that time $5.5 billion has been awarded to over 213,000 people who filed claims. There have been 300,000 people whose claims have been denied.

Numerous people believe that the $20 billion fund that was established for victims of the oil spill will be recycled back into the possession of BP by the time payment opportunities end, which is currently scheduled for August 2013.  Shrimpers are anxiously awaiting information on the new rules.

If you or a loved one has been denied an oil spill claim, please contact the Gulf oil spill denied claims lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-821-1544 today.

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