Workers in cleanup program must subtract pay from claims damages

Posted on July 19th, 2010 No Comments

It has been announced by the lawyer in charge of the BP escrow fund, that workers who participate in the Vessels of Opportunity Cleanup program, will have their pay subtracted from their damages award money.

The Vessels of Opportunity, VoO, has contracted local vessels in order to help with the cleanup process of the oil spill. Workers in the program are reportedly being paid $5,000 per month. Some fishermen have said that BP is only using a fraction of the people that are eligible to help.

The money that is earned will be subtracted from the damages that may be awarded. This announcement has been controversial because many people feel like they should be penalized for helping to cleanup BP’s mess.

If you or a loved one has loss of profits because of the oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill loss of profit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-821-1544.

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