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Final Claim Filing Deadline Expired on June 8, 2015

The final claim filing deadline was at midnight, Prevailing Central Time on June 8, 2015. However, if you filed a claim before the deadline and that claim was denied, you may still be able to appeal. Contact an experienced Oil Spill Appeals attorney today to discuss your claim.

BP Spill Claim Appeals

BP made a public promise to pay all legitimate claims for losses stemming from the April 20, 2010, Gulf Oil Spill. BP created the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center to evaluate these claims, but BP also negotiated for the right to appeal any claim over $25,000. BP has appealed thousands of claims, including claims involving tourism businesses located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. BP reports they are winning 75% of these appeals, WHEN BP WINS A CLAIM APPEAL, THE USUAL RESULT IS THE CLAIMANT RECEIVES NO COMPENSATION.
BP has an entire law firm on its side for claim appeals. Unfortunately, thousands of the victims of the Gulf Oil Spill have learned the hard way it is critical to have legal representation for the claims appeal process. Our staff of claim appeal attorneys has a 99% success rate after handling over 100 claim appeals. We know exactly what it takes to prevent our clients from losing everything due to a BP Claim Appeal.

Don’t Wait To Respond

Once you receive a notice of appeal, you only have 14 days to respond, or you risk losing everything.

Why You Need An Attorney

BP has extensive resources dedicated to appealing oil spill claims, and so far, they have a 75% success rate.

Our Record Speaks For Itself

Williams Kherkher has a 99% success rate when fighting BP’s appeals, and is ready to fight for you.

Contact a Spill Claim Appeal Attorney

Contact us today to learn more about how we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

The Spill Claim Appeal Process

When BP appeals a claimant’s favorable decision, they initiate a process which, if not carefully followed, can result in the claimant losing everything they may be owed. This process involves the following steps:

Eligibility Notice

Eligibility notices are sent out to make both sides aware of their right to appeal a claim.

Notice of Appeal

After receiving notice, BP has between 10 and 20 days to file an appeal against the claim.

The Initial Proposal

Both sides have only 14 days following the notice of appeal to submit an initial proposal.

The Final Proposal

Final proposals are due no later than 10 days after the deadline for the initial proposal.

The Appeals Panel Decision


Under the Settlement’s Baseball Arbitration Rules, the Appeals Panel must either select BP’s Final Proposal, the Claimant’s Final Proposal, or remand the claim back to the Settlement Program.

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