Lost business, lost profits — these are easily the most recognizable losses eligible for compensation from the BP settlement funds. However, under a new claims administrator and a new claims process, there are additional losses that may be claimed. Don’t miss out if you believe you may be in this category.
"My message to everyone is, 'When in doubt, file a claim.' Doesn't cost you a nickel. We want eligible people to get paid," said Patrick Juneau, attorney in charge of BP settlement funds in an August 2012 blog posted on an Alabama media website.
Think back. Did you have to test drinking water to make sure that it was not contaminated and remained safe to use? The Palm Beach County Board of Education hesitated to file a claim for $13,000 for water testing supplies. Yet it is a legitimate claim for loss, even though Palm Beach is nowhere near the Gulf of Mexico.
Do you operate a beauty spa that offers tanning and waxing services? With Florida beaches and other Gulf of Mexico resorts closed because of the oil spill, you, too, might have suffered significant business losses in 2010.
All related business losses during 2010 are eligible for compensation and are now easily documented.
Here’s what to do: complete our BP Oil Spill Overview Worksheet and send it to our office via email, fax or mail. We can let you know in a day or two if you have a claim. If you do, we take care of everything for you including submitting your claim. You could be receiving payment within 60–90 days from the time we submit your claim.
This isn’t a handout. This is justice.