Does DBA Coverage Extend To Overseas Military Contractors?
In Defense Base Act
Overseas military contractors may be qualified for Defense Base Act (DBA) benefits, something crucial if you sustain injuries or contract an illness. DBA coverage allows your employer to send you home if your condition warrants it, making these benefits critical for contractors such as longshore and harbor workers. In ...
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DBA and Compensation: Scheduled vs Unscheduled Permanent Injuries
Federal law requires employees overseas to secure workers’ compensation insurance through US government contractors. It’s crucial to know the different types of permanent injury claims in order to access rights to your benefits. Seeking workers’ compensation can be stressful when you’re trying to make ends meet. The process is easier when ...
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DBA Claims 101: Understanding “Temporary Total Disability”
One out of eleven people will be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their lifetime. PTSD can ruin lives and make once functioning adults incapable of providing for themselves. If you suffer from PTSD or have sustained some other form of emotional or physical trauma while working overseas as a ...
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How Weekly Average Wages Are Calculated Under the DBA
Around 26% of civilian workers experience PTSD from their work environments. They also have high rates of injury on the job, making a regular work routine impossible. So how do you continue to live freely if you’re injured and unable to work? The Defense Base Act is there to provide compensation to employees ...
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