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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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