Types of Oil Spill Claims
The class action settlement has 12 separate economic and property damage claim types. It can be a struggle for a business to figure out what claim (or claims) are applicable. Each claim has different rules, procedures, and formulas. The DHCC requires each claimant to file a separate claim form for each claim type. It is not unusual for one claimant to have 3 or 4 different claims. Each claim has unique rules and documentation requirements, and each requires an experienced team of CPAs and lawyers to ensure the claimant is being treated fairly.
If you would like to review the claim types and forms, you can visit the following link: http://www.deepwaterhorizoneconomicsettlement.com/claim.php.
Claims Arising Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
BP was legally obligated to create a claim processing center to handle any and all claims for damages resulting from the Oil Spill. BP accepted responsibility for the Oil Spill in October of 2010, and after months of protracted negotiations created the Deepwater Horizon Claim Center.
There are several different types of potential Gulf Coast oil spill claims arising under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Health Problems caused by Fumes and Chemicals
- Loss of Profits and Earning Capacity
- Removal Costs
- Property Damage
- Cancelled Reservations
The Gulf Coast oil spill lawyers at Williams Kherkher have years of experience helping people seek fair compensation from negligent parties. To discuss how we may be able to help you, contact us today at 800-821-1544.