If you are a current client, or wish to become a client, we need the following documents to file your claim:

Removal and Clean Up Costs
Required
1. Documents describing the removal actions.
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2. Documents providing the dates on which work was performed.
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3. Documents providing the analysis of spill substance.
4. Maps of the area.
5. Pictures of the area.
6. Receipts, invoices, or similar records with description of the work.
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7. Documents explaining how the rates were determined and any comparison of the rates.
8. Daily records of the personnel costs including details on labor rates, hours, travel, and transportation.
9. Daily records of the equipment costs including description and use.
10. Signed disposal manifests and proof of payment for the disposal.
11. Payroll verification documents showing hourly rates at the time of the Spill.
12. Documents showing verification of the standard equipment rates for equipment used.
13. Documentation of payments received from private insurance.
14. Other proof, if applicable.
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Real or Personal Property
Required
1. Copy of title, deed, lease, or license to property in Claimant’s name.
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2. Documents demonstrating that the property was injured or destroyed.
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3. Documents showing the value of property both before and after the injury.
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4. Documents showing the cost of repair or replacement of the property
including copies of bills paid for repair of damage or estimates showing
activities and costs to repair the damage.
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5. Documents demonstrating that the property was not usable because of the Spill.
6. Documents showing whether substitute property was available and, if used, the costs thereof.
7. Pictures or videotape of the property and/or the damage.
8. Maps or legal documents showing the location of the property within the Spill area.
9. If property was sold, professional property appraisals for the value of the property prior to and after the Spill, actual selling price of the property, and evidence connecting the depressed selling price to the Spill rather than to other economic or real property factors.
10. Documents showing any expenses or money lost while the property was unavailable because of the Spill damage.
11. Lease or rental agreement of any substitute property used.
12. Documentation of payments received from private insurance.
13. Documents demonstrating that the economic loss claimed was incurred as the result of the physical injury or destruction of the property.
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14. Other proof, if applicable.
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Lost of Earnings or Property Claims – Individual
Required
1. Documents showing the property or natural resources that were injured, destroyed or lost resulting in lost earnings or profits.
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2. Fishing License (if applicable).
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3. Affidavit from an employer on the impact on Claimant’s work or income due to the Spill.
4. Copies of pay stubs, receipts, etc. from before the Spill.
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5. Personnel records from an employer before the Spill showing employment.
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6. Documents providing a description of the efforts to reduce loss, including job search.
7. Copies of any job-hunting expenses (e.g., travel costs).
8. Signed copies of income tax returns and schedules for 2008-2009.
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9. Documents providing the details of employment expenses not incurred during the period being claimed (e.g., commuting costs).
10. Copies of pay stubs, etc., from alternative employment during the period being claimed.
11. When records are unavailable, a notarized statement from a Public Official or a member of the clergy may be submitted attesting to the occupation and employment background of the Claimant.
12. Documentation of unemployment compensation or other government benefits received.
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13. Documentation of payments received from private insurance.
14. Other proof, if applicable.
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Lost of Earnings or Property Claims – Business
Required
1. Documents showing dependence on the property or natural resources that were injured, destroyed or lost resulting in lost earnings or profits..
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2. Documents providing description of business losses due to the Spill.
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3. Maps or description of area showing business location.
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4. Copies of monthly financial statements for 2007-2010. (If new or start-up business, provide all available financial statements and a business plan.)
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5. Copies of letters of business cancellations caused by the Spill.
6. Signed copies of income tax returns and schedules for 2007-2009.
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7. Documents providing details on efforts to mitigate losses or why no efforts were taken.
8. For hotels, documentation of monthly occupancy information for 2007- 2010.
9. Documentation of payments received from private insurance.
10. Docking/Marina Fees (for Charter Boat Owners).
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11. Documentation demonstrating canceled contracts.
12. Documentation for refunds of any deposit for canceled contracts.
13. Valid Commercial Fishing License (for Commercial Fishing Business).
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14. Record of monthly sales from January 2009 – December 2009.
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15. Record of monthly sales for January 2008 – December 2009 and to date.
16. Monthly sales records (sales tax returns, if applicable).
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17. Other proof, if applicable.
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Loss of Subsistence Use of Natural Resources
Required
1. Documents identifying the specific natural resource for which compensation for loss of subsistence use is being claimed.
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2. Documents providing a description of the actual subsistence use of each specific natural resource identified.
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3. Documents providing a description of how and to what extent the subsistence use of the natural resource was affected by the injury to, destruction of, or loss of the specific natural resource.
4. Documents providing a description of the efforts made to mitigate the subsistence use loss.
5. Documents providing a description of each alternative source or means of subsistence available during the period of time for which the loss of subsistence is claimed.
6. Documents providing a description of any compensation available for the subsistence loss.
7. Photographs, videos, maps.
8. Published accounts, witness statements and other written records documenting the claimed use of natural resources for subsistence purposes before, during, and after the Spill.
9. Store and barter receipts showing the replacement costs claimed.
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10. Witness statements and documents showing the alternative sources of subsistence, and Claimant’s efforts to reduce the damages resulting from the loss of subsistence use.
11. Records showing the expenses avoided during the time Claimant was not able to carry out subsistence use of the affected natural resource.
12. Documentation of any compensation received for the subsistence loss.
13. Other proof, if applicable.
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Physical Injury / Death
Required
1. Documents providing a description of the injury.
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2. Documents providing a description of the cause of the injury/death.
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3. Identification of the geographic location where the injury/death occurred.
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4. Proof of injury, including medical records, medical bills, and pharmacy records.
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5. If death is being claimed, copy of death certificate and, where available, autopsy report. In addition, include all in-patient hospital records if death occurred while in the hospital.
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6. If claim is submitted for a deceased individual, provide documentation that the Claimant is the Personal Representative of the Estate.
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7. If disability is claimed, proof of degree of disability.
8. Documentation of payments received from private insurance.
9. Proof of lost income.
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10. Other proof, if applicable.
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