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Know Your DBA Eligibility: Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits
It’s your first week abroad as a U.S. military contractor and you’re excited about traveling while making good money.  But say you’re working on the plumbing and everything is going well until a pipe bursts and knocks you unconscious. What ...
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When Is DBA Insurance Needed?
What do you do when you’re overseas working on a U.S. military base and lose your foot in an accident? In most cases, you’ll want to go home to recover around your family and loved ones.  But, what about all ...
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3 Questions You Should Ask Your Defense Base Act Lawyer
There are over a million practicing lawyers in the US alone. That’s a huge amount of possible representatives that would take ages to sort through. Within this large number, however, are practices that have relevant experience to help cases like yours. Besides finding ...
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When Do You Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer?
Each year, the United States contracts civilians for numerous projects worldwide through the Defense Base Act (DBA). These projects often expose civilians to dangerous situations.  Anything can happen while working on the job. Have you been injured, or are you suffering ...
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The List of Things Your Defense Base Act Attorney Needs to Do When You Are Denied Benefits
A painful injury far from home, lost earnings, laborious paperwork, uncertainty: Defense Base Act claims are already stressful enough. So a rejected claim can feel like adding insult to injury. Insurance companies count on claimants feeling too overwhelmed and ...
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Defense Base Act
Crack! That’s the sound of one of your bones breaking on the job at a U.S. military base overseas. You worry that there’s no workers’ comp as there would be if you’d been hurt on the job stateside. As ...
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A Guide to Defense Base Act Claims for PTSD
Over the past decade, U.S. government contractors have been working around the globe in warzones. Among contractors who were studied, 25% of them met the criteria for PTSD. Within recent years, more time has been devoted to raising public awareness about service ...
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Does DBA Coverage Extend To Overseas Military Contractors?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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