COPD and the Defense Base Act: Are You Entitled to Benefits?
The Defense Base Act (DBA) is a law that provides benefits to contractors who are injured while working for the armed forces overseas. These are injuries that can happen because of actual armed conflict, or through the regular duties of your job. COPD is a specific type of respiratory ...
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What Constitutes an Offshore Injury?
Did you know there are over 4.5 million work-related injuries each year in the US? If you’re a maritime worker, you’re probably all too familiar with the concept. Whether on a boat, ship, platform, or rig, there’s no doubt that working offshore can be a dangerous environment. Were you ...
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Who’s at Fault in Autonomous Vehicle Accidents?
When we hear or read about an accident, one of our first thoughts is often, “Which driver messed up?” But with autonomous vehicle accidents, there often is no active driver. In the last few years, companies have started placing autonomous vehicles on the road. That means accidents are inevitable.  ...
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Here Are Some of the Most Startling PTSD Military Statistics
The conversation around post-traumatic stress disorder leaves out one segment of the military population. But it’s likely not for malicious reasons.  One estimate puts the rate of PTSD for civilian contractors in service at about 25 percent, compared to 6 percent within the civilian non-military population, and the estimated range ...
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