Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | June 16, 2010

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says BP is going to set aside $20 Billion for crude oil disaster in Gulf of Mexico.

BP Plc agreed to a $20 billion special oil spill claims fund which will meet President Barack Obama’s demand and ease U.S. political pressure on the embattled British energy giant that has unnerved investors. 

Items covered

BP is committed to paying all legitimate claims for damages resulting from the oil spill and necessary response costs. This includes:

  • Property damage
  • Net loss of profits and earning capacity
  • Subsistence loss and natural resource damage
  • Removal and cleanup costs
  • Cost of increased public services
  • Net loss of government revenue

BP also will evaluate all claims for bodily injury even though they are not payable under the Oil Spill Pollution Act of 1990.

Individuals and businesses

BP has established a process for individuals and businesses to file claims to cover losses and/or damage. File a claim by calling the toll-free number,               1-800-440-0858         1-800-440-0858, or by submitting a form online:

If you file a claim via the toll free number,               1-800-440-0858         1-800-440-0858

  • You will be given a claim number by the call center. It is important that you keep your claim number. You will need this information.
  • After you have your claim number, a claim adjuster will contact you, or you can visit a claim center.
  • If you visit the claim center, you will need to have documentation to support your claim and a photo ID.
  • If you talk with a claim adjuster on the phone, documentation can be sent by mail, email, or fax.
  • See below for what type of documentation is needed for each type of claim.

If you file a claim online at http://www.bp.com/claims:

  • You will be called and provided a claim number, usually the same day.
  • After you have your claim number, a claim adjuster will contact you, or you can visit a claim center.
  • If you visit the center, you will need a photo ID and documentation to support your claim.
  • If you talk with a claim adjuster on the phone, documentation can be sent by mail, email, or fax.
  • See below for what is needed for each type of claim.

Visit a Claims Office

You may visit one of the 25 BP Claims Offices; however, we recommend that you first obtain a claim number by calling the toll free number               1-800-440-0858         1-800-440-0858. This will help avoid delays.

Claims by mail

You may submit a claim via mail by sending it to: ESIS, One Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

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