Submit Your Claim

On January 9, 2014 a chemical spill from Freedom Industries into the Elk River caused the contamination and disruption of the public water supply for businesses and residences served by West Virginia American’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant in Charleston. Now there is a class action settlement that will provide payments to eligible residents, businesses, hourly workers and governmental entities relating to the Freedom Chemical Spill.

This site contains information on the settlement and the types of claims you can make to receive a payment from the settlement. In order to make a claim for payment under the Settlement, you must complete one or more of the Claim Forms described below that match the type of claims that you are making.

Select the Appropriate Claim Form to Complete Below.

You may be eligible to make claims under more than one category. The specific requirements for making your claim are explained in the instructions for each Claim Form.

RESIDENTIAL

If you lived in a house, condo, or apartment that received tap water from West Virginia American’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on January 9, 2014 your Household is eligible to make a claim for a Residential Household payment. Renters are eligible too even if you didn’t pay your own water bill.

 

BUSINESS

Businesses and non-profits entities that were being served tap water by West Virginia American’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on January 9, 2014 are eligible to make a claim for a Business payment using one of the two types of Claim Forms.

WAGE EARNER

If you were employed by a business that was Shut Down or Partially Shut Down due to the Freedom Chemical Spill and you were paid on an hourly basis, then you are eligible to make a claim for lost hourly wages during the shut down using the Wage Earner Individual Review Claim Form. To be eligible for a payment, you must provide certain documents that show your wage loss.

MEDICAL

Residents who went to the ER, Doctor’s Office, Urgent Care or Hospital because they believed they may have been harmed by the contamination or disruption of the water supply are eligible to make a claim for certain medical costs and for payments relating to specific injuries caused by the Freedom Chemical Spill.

PREGNANT

Women who were pregnant on January 9, 2014 and exposed to the contaminated water while living in an eligible Residential Household can make a claim for a payment of $1,500.

GOVERNMENT

Governmental entities that lost tax revenue and faced extraordinary expenses and that were being served tap water by West Virginia American’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on January 9, 2014 are eligible to make a Governmental claim.

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