The Oil Spill Claims Process

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The National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) handles oil spill claims. The organization handles claims in the order they have been received, so it is well advised to file your claim as soon as possible to ensure a speedy resolution. 

An experienced Florida oil spill attorney will help you make sure your oil spill claim is complete when you file it – if you fail to include necessary information, the NPFC will send a request for further information. If that information is not sent within 90 days the NPFC will attempt to resolve the claim using the incomplete information they have, which can frequently result in a denial. 

After the NPFC has processed your oil spill claim, they will send you a determination. From the time the determination is sent, you have 60 days to either accept or reject the proposal. At this point you have three options: 

  • Accepting the claim requires signing a release to receive your compensation.
  • Rejecting the claim allows you to submit further materials to the NPFC and request a reappraisal of your claim; at this point the claims process begins anew, and a further determination may be sent.
  • Taking no action within the 60 day window results in a voiding of the offer of compensation, and a closing of the claim. 

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The oil spill attorneys at Falk & Falk Law Firm know how important it is to you and your family to get the settlement you need in order to move on with your lives. Our oil spill attorneys have experience in helping victims of natural disasters—and other homeowner nightmares—recover from their loss. An experienced attorney can help you to fight for the compensation that you need and navigate the tricky world of oil spill claims. Contact us today – 1-(305) 742-0878.