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How Does the Defense Base Act Protect Sexual Assault Victims?
Over the last 20 years, thousands of U.S. nationals have been kidnapped while they are overseas for work. People in foreign countries kidnap and torture these people because they work for the United States government. Once they are freed from captivity, they continue to struggle with the effects of everything they went through.   Continue reading to ...
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The Workers’ Advocate: Defense Base Act Attorneys
According to the Army Public Health Center, America’s armed forces expect “over 2,000,000 medical encounters annually.” While that’s certainly a lot of medical matters to handle, you don’t have to go at this alone.  Suppose you are an employee or contractor at an American military base overseas. In that case, you ...
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What to Know About Hearing Loss DBA Claims
If you’ve ever worked overseas for the Department of Defense and suffered from hearing loss, you may have a claim. Contractors who work overseas often work in loud, dangerous situations. Hearing loss is a natural byproduct of working in a loud environment. When you come back home and retire, you ...
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How Is the Defense Base Act (DBA) Responding to COVID-19?
The Defense Base Act has been providing injury and evacuation benefits for overseas military workers since it was created in 1941. However, the COVID-19 pandemic saw a sharp increase in the number of DBA claims being made by overseas contractors who ended up catching the virus. Unfortunately, there have ...
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7 Signs of a Quality DBA Attorney
Are you looking into hiring a Defense Base Act (DBA) attorney? The DBA helps civilians that work for the U.S. government overseas obtain workers’ compensation if they’re injured on the job. You should file a Defense Base Act claim if you’re injured while working for the U.S. so you can get the financial ...
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9 Signs You Need a DBA Lawyer
Are you wondering whether you need to file a Defense Base Act claim? The Defense Base Act (DBA) was designed to ensure civilian employees who work with the U.S. government overseas receive workers’ compensation. So, if you’ve been injured overseas while on a job with the U.S. government, you might ...
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What Is a Defense Base Act Attorney?
There has been a significant uptick in Defense Base Act claims over the past year as a result of PTSD. Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t always willing to give people the compensation they deserve, especially when it comes to psychological damage. This is where a good Defense Base Act attorney comes in ...
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7 Tips for Hiring a Defense Base Act Lawyer
Want to know the best ways to find a Defense Base Act lawyer that will work for you? The Defense Base Act (DBA) was created to offer workers’ compensation to civilians who work for the U.S. government overseas. Usually, these people work on military bases or other land operated by the ...
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What is the Defense Base Act and Do I Need a DBA Attorney?
Are you a civilian worker who has suffered an injury while working for the U.S. military? If so, you might be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). The United States issued the Defense Base Act in an attempt to protect the well-being of civilian employees. Because of ...
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Ask a DBA Lawyer: Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation Due to PTSD?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were just over 2 million injuries in US workplaces in 2020. This doesn’t take workplace deaths from injury into account, but that number pales by comparison to injuries. This raises an interesting question about workplace injuries. What exactly is a workplace injury? Does it need ...
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How to Get Help After Active-Duty: Call a Defense Base Act Attorney
Did you know that the US saw 168,110 Defense Base Act claims In 2021? Civilians employed by the United States military serving a U.S. military post overseas are covered under the Defense Base Act (DBA). This provides them with benefits and protection in the event of an on-the-job accident. If you ...
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How Long Does a Compensation Claim Take When You Have a Defense Base Act Lawyer?
Depending on the complexity of a case, DBA claims can take anywhere from less than six months to more than a year to get through. Much of this depends on how you, the insurance company, and your employer individually choose to handle the claims process. With the help of a Defense ...
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Defense Base Act Waivers: How Do They Work?
Are you wondering how Defense Base Act (DBA) waivers work? The Defense Base Act is a law that provides medical benefits and disability compensations to employees working in U.S. embassies and military bases. Eligible survivors of workers dying in the line of duty also receive death benefits. In some cases, government agencies ...
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Defense Base Act Insurance: 3 Things You Should Know
Many people work abroad on behalf of the Department of Defense or the Department of State, but don’t have a military affiliation.  The Defense Base Act is a part of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and provides important medical coverage and death benefits for workers.  This act, in essence, is a ...
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Government Employees Insurance: Why the Defense Base Act is Important
Nearly every state in the US has mandated some form of workers’ compensation coverage by businesses for their employees. Both the military and the federal government also provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees.  But there’s an unusual gap for civilian employees working to support the military abroad.  The Defense Base Act insurance or government ...
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What Does a Defense Base Act Lawyer Do?
Have you ever heard of the Defense Base Act? It was founded in 1941 to provide coverage for civilians employed at overseas United States defense bases. Injured employees could receive compensation and medical treatment if they got injured in the course and scope of their employment.  A Defense Base Act ...
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The History of the Defense Base Act
Every year American employers report more than 2.7 million workplace injuries. These injuries may be accidental or occur as a result of workplace negligence. No matter their cause, you may be entitled to compensation while you recover from your injury. Unfortunately, workplace compensation insurance won’t cover the 9 million Americans working outside of ...
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Contingency Contracting and Defense Base Act Claims
If you, a co-worker, or a family member suffered an injury while working for the U.S. government overseas, you need to take action fast. Your first step should be to hire a lawyer to file Defense Base Act claims for you. Starting the process is daunting. You may have heard horror stories about ...
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Why You Need an Attorney Specializing in DBA Claims
Did you know that 1 in 4 adults in the United States are living with a disability, according to the CDC? That’s a staggering number of people, and many of them do not receive the benefits they deserve. People who are eligible to file DBA claims don’t often have the ...
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Defense Base Act Claims: Who Is Eligible?
Accidents and workplace-related injuries are fairly commonplace in America. In fact, every year more than 2.7 million of these occur. Because of this, most employers are legally required to provide workers’ compensation for employees working in the US. This can help to provide financial relief for medical bills and missed hours ...
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What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
When you go to the hospital, you expect to receive high-quality care. You want your doctor and nurses to take good care of you. Health care providers have the expertise and skills to provide high-quality care.  The reality is that health care providers can commit medical errors. These errors ...
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The Basics of Texas Workers’ Compensation Law
Are you a defense contractor or interpreter? Would you like to know more about Texas workers’ compensation law? The great state of Texas is a free-spirited and liberated republic. Consequently, its independent code of conduct spills over into areas such as compensation insurance for workers. Worker’s compensation is the best ...
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Your Guide to Filing DBA Claims
Are you a contractor working overseas? If so, you likely already know that your working income is protected by the Defense Base Act (DBA). What you may not know is that, even under the DBA, your compensation isn’t a given. To receive just compensation, you need to file a timely ...
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What Should You Know When Choosing a Defense Base Act Attorney?
8.7 million Americans live and work outside of the US. It’s not easy being away from home while on the job. Days feel long, and the nights feel empty. And if you’re injured while working abroad, you feel scared and alone.  US contractors employed by the government are thankfully protected under the Defense Base Act ...
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Why You Should Hire a Defense Base Act Attorney
Many people may have heard a little about the Defense Base Act, but like many aspects of the law, it can be complicated. At the same time, a lot of people depend on the specifics of the Defense Base Act for an expectation about their future livelihood. Did you know ...
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How to Choose the Right Defense Base Act Lawyer
In the United States, 1.3 million lawyers have a license to practice law. However, only a few have experience in handling defense base act settlements. These sensitive cases involve demanding compensation from the government as an employer. Challenging government representatives in a court of law isn’t an easy task. Therefore, the ...
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A Quick Guide to the Defense Base Act
Have you found yourself struggling to cope whilst fighting to protect your country? Have you suffered due to the nature of your work?  If the answer is yes to either of the above, the Defense Base Act is in place to get you the compensation you deserve. At Barnes Law firm, our specialist team ...
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What Is Defense Base Act Insurance? A Quick Guide
If you or a loved one is working overseas as a civilian employee (such as a contractor or interpreter) at a military base or US Embassy, there are certain things you should think about and protections you should take. Just because you are not in active combat, that doesn’t mean that certain accidents ...
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What to Do for DBA Claims During a Government Shutdown
Congress has passed a short-term funding bill helping to avoid an imminent government shutdown, at least until December 3, 2021. But what happens after December 3 if another funding plan isn’t in place? What happens when the US government goes into shutdown? A federal government shutdown can have a wide and ...
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Workers’ Compensation Protection for Overseas Government Employees
Have you had an accident while working for the US government abroad? If you are a government worker overseas, then you are protected with worker’s compensation. But how well do you know your rights regarding this policy? The Defense Base Act (DBA) is in place to protect you but ...
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DBA Claims: How to File in Three Easy Steps
Did you know the US government provides workers’ compensation protection for anyone working on a US military base overseas? If you have been injured or had an accident at one of these facilities, you will be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act. But how do you start the process? ...
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Benefits of Hiring a Defense Base Act Lawyer in 2021
Congress created the defense base Act in 1941 as an extension of the previous amended bill. This act is special in that its sole purpose is to protect people in the defense services. A defense base Act lawyer is essential for anyone providing military services outside the state’s border. Besides, people ...
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How Do Defense Base Act Lawyer Fees Work?
There’s nothing scarier than the injury or death of a loved one. Medical bills and time off work are expensive, not to mention the emotional toll it takes on everyone involved. Government contract employees injured overseas, are entitled to financial benefits. A Defense Base Act lawyer will get you ...
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Do You Need a Lawyer to File DBA Claims?
For years, you’ve avoided being injured on the job while working on an overseas military base. Unfortunately, that positive track record ended today. You’ve just been hurt at work, and now, you’re ready to pursue workers’ compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, research shows that 4.6 million people were injured on the job ...
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Defense Base Act Claims: What Does DBA Insurance Cover?
As of March 2021, the U.S. filed 5,071 total Defense Base Act claims. Minimum benefits were $0 for injured workers with 0-3 days of lost time. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) authorizes 700 insurance carriers to dispense benefits. Of those, only three carriers provide DBA coverage. If you’re ...
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DBA Death Benefits: What a DBA Lawyer Can Do
Since the start of the war in Afghanistan from 2001 to this year, it is estimated that over 8,000 contractors have lost their lives. Thankfully, Defense Base Act claims have provided much-needed compensation to most of their surviving families, but not all. Filing a claim for death benefits and hiring a ...
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How to File a PTSD Claim Under the Defense Base Act?
Many government employees are civilians who are contracted to work outside of the U.S. government at some point in their careers. Being in foreign countries can be traumatizing if you are stationed in a warzone or were directly impacted by a traumatic situation. If you are experiencing PTSD symptoms ...
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How Much Compensation Can You Expect From a Qui Tam Lawsuit?
Although qui tam lawsuits have existed for hundreds of years, not everybody has appreciated them. In fact, although these lawsuits were invented in England some hundreds of years ago, England would later abolish the qui tam lawsuit in 1951. The defining feature of the qui tam lawsuit is that the ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Filing a Jones Act Lawsuit
Did you know that human errors cause between 75% to 96% of marine accidents? Every day, maritime workers risk their lives. Sailors confront the risk of injuries and accidents due to their vessel’s conditions or the weather while at sea. While no company can control the weather, they can ensure the ...
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When Do You Need to Hire a Qui Tam Lawyer?
If you see something, say something. That’s the mantra, anyway. Speaking out against an injustice or wrongful act isn’t as simple as that mantra makes it out to be, though. Often, real-life whistleblowers suffer immense harm by speaking their truth. Don’t believe me? We encourage you to look at ...
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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Filling Out Defense Base Act Claims
In 2019, 53,000 American contractors were working in the Middle East, which is much more than the total troop amount of 35,000. Essential defense contractors can suffer the same injuries as active-duty members (such as TBI, tinnitus, or PTSD). These injuries can impact your quality of life and income, and a ...
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How a DBA Lawyer Can Get You Amazing Results
Since 1941, the Defense Base Act has been protecting countless contractors injured overseas. Although the law is intended to be on your side, insurance companies are often not. Unfortunately, even if the process is accurately followed, DBA claims still tend to be denied, undervalued, or delayed. A DBA lawyer can guide ...
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Who Pays Defense Base Act Attorney Fees?
In 2015, there was a $2 billion lawsuit filed against government contractors accused of intentional DBA claim denials. DBA claims can lead to substantial payouts, but to get paid you will likely need a Defense Base Act Attorney. If you want to get DBA claim approval or a high settlement but ...
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7 Things You Need to Know Before Filing Successful DBA Claims
Civilian employees disabled overseas could receive weekly compensation up to $1,632.70. And this is only part of the benefits covered under the Defense Base Act (DBA). If you suspect you or a family member may be DBA eligible, keep reading. It’s important you understand seven key facts to successfully file DBA ...
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Defense Base Act Personal Injury Legal Services
You’ve been told that your personal injury case qualifies you for help under the Defense Base Act. So what do you do now? How do you find personal injury legal services who are qualified to handle your DBA claim? And what exactly can they do for you? If you’ve been ...
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Guide to DBA Claims for Employees of US Embassies
Around the globe, the United States has 307 U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions. The US embassy presence is felt in 190 countries outside of the US.  That means there are a whole lot of US citizens working in those embassies and consulates doing important and sometimes dangerous work on behalf ...
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Workers’ Compensation for Civilian Employees and Military Contractors
If you are injured on the job, it is vital to understand your rights to workers’ compensation. This is doubly important if you are a civilian employee or military contractor working with the US military. What is covered under the DBA, and what do you need to know?  Workers’ ...
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DBA Claims for PTSD: When Am I Eligible?
June is PTSD awareness month and this is a great step in the right direction for PTSD awareness. Years ago, PTSD was called “shell-shock” and “battle fatigue”, and unfortunately, largely ignored. Thankfully, there have been strides made to help people who have PTSD get treatment. However, people stationed overseas are often ...
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Your DBA Claim Was Denied: Now What?
You have to expect the unexpected when working as a contractor overseas. Risks and complications abound, whether you’re employed on a public works contract or in a security position. Unlike many other occupations, you also face a higher risk of injury or even death. This reality gets exacerbated if you work ...
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Seeking Help With PTSD
PTSD can happen to anyone regardless of nationality, sex, age, and ethnicity. On average, 6 out of 10 men and 5 out of 10 women experience trauma at least once. In the United States, 8 million adults experience PTSD in a given year. Chances are, you know someone experiencing PTSD if ...
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