Tuesday, 1 March 2011

How to File a BP Oil Spill Claim?

The affected include private to commercial fisheries, waterfront property owners and people dependent on marina. The city, state and county government were also affected by this disaster. British petroleum was responsible for this disaster. It has taken many steps to compensate those who were affected with health, property and income damage. The company has announced a 20 billion dollar claims fund last week to satisfy all the legitimate claims.
There are three ways to file a BP oil spill claim. You can claim through phone at 1-800-440-0858. British petroleum also has a website for claims at BP.claims. Lastly you can also claim at one of the 33 field offices that are located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. British petroleum has hired a 1000 member team who has already received 64,000 oil spill claims till date. They have also issued payments that have already exceeded one hundred million dollars till date.
There are five steps that you can take in order to ensure you are compensated with your right economic needs.
• Determine the type of your claim.
There are different types of documents that are required for BP claims. The claims can be of:
• Net loss of profits and earning capacity
• Property damage
• Net loss of government revenue
• Natural resource damage and subsistence loss
• Removal and cleanup costs
• Cost of increased public services.
Depending on the type of your claim you need to submit the appropriate documents.
• Gather your documents.
British petroleum will need evidence that will verify that you have been negatively affected by the oil spill.
• Hire a lawyer
A lawyer is not required for the claim. However, he can give you valuable advice for the claim. You lawyer will need to send a letter to British petroleum ate the following address:
Mail: ESIS, Inc.
1 Beaver Valley Road
1 West
Wilmington, DE 19803
You can also fax the same at 302-476-6272
• After submitting the claim follow-up
Once you have submitted the required documents your claim will be evaluated. For an individual the average time to get a check after submitting the documents is 4 days and its 7 days for more complex business. You can check the status of your claim by dialing 1-800-573-8249.
• Beware of scams
The claims will involve no cost. So beware of any fraud who will ask you for any money for the claim.
This made oil spill claim filing more easy and effective. You can contact the attorneys of this directory to discuss about the legal options in claiming the damages. To know more about BP claims, visit our web site.