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Building Your Knowledge Base: 4 Frequently Asked Questions About the Defense Base Act
Have you been told you’re entitled to compensation or medical benefits under the Defense Base Act? Wondering what this act is or why it’s even worth knowing about? In this article, we’re covering commonly asked questions about the Defense ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Finding the Best DBA Attorney for Your Case
Are you a contractor or interpreter that’s suffered an injury while working for the U.S. military outside the United States? If so, you may qualify for workers compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). But just because you might ...
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The Ultimate Legal Guide for an Overseas Government Contractor
Almost 9 million U.S. citizens live abroad. Some are retirees or students, but a large percentage of Americans living abroad are outside of the U.S. for work. For many people, there are plenty of perks to working overseas. For example: ...
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What is the Zone of Special Danger in a Defense Base Act Claim?
Have you ever traveled outside of the country for work? What happens when you wind up injured in a foreign country? Does workers’ compensation apply? Defense Base Act claims arise when oversees workers get injured and need compensation. The ...
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The Importance of Mediation to DBA Claims
You’re a civilian that has been injured on an American military base. The Defense Base Act (DBA) protects your workers’ compensation. However, the insurance company is not treating you fairly. If this sounds familiar, you need a good DBA ...
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What Is the Defense Base Act? Everything You Will Need to Know
How do you to defend yourself financially when you’re working at a defense base overseas? Luckily, that’s a question that’s already been addressed. It led to the creation of the Defense Base Act, which covers contractors and employees at U.S. military bases that are ...
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