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Permanent Disability vs. Temporary Disability: The Differences Explained
According to Insurance Business Magazine, there is a surge of DBA claims. As claims increase, United States government contractors seek advice on common questions. One such common question: what is the difference between permanent disability and temporary disability? Understanding what makes them different directly impacts disability benefits. Keep reading to discover the distinctions between both. What
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3 Reasons for Hiring a Defense Base Act Attorney for Your DBA Claim
Have you suffered an injury while working as part of a government contract abroad? You’re not the only civilian in this situation. Research shows that nearly three million work-related illnesses and injuries occurred in 2020. The most common types of injuries that overseas contractors experience include exposure to burn pits, psychiatric injuries, brain injuries, hearing injuries, and orthopedic
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How to Hire a Lawyer for Your Defense Base Act Claim
After suffering an injury at work on a military base, you’re worried about how you’ll be able to support yourself long term. Unfortunately, you’re not the only worker battling work-related injuries. Research shows that more than 196,000 injuries in 2020 were so serious that they led to time off from work. The great news is that you
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Navigating the Fine Print of the Defense Base Act
No one reads fine print unless it’s their job to do so. So, if you don’t know the details of Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance coverage, don’t worry, our DBA lawyers have done the reading for you. This article will highlight some of the more important items you should know but your employer may not have shared
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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Defense Base Act Attorney
You’ve suffered injuries in a work-related accident at a US embassy, and now, you’re wondering what the next steps are. The reality is about 1.8 million people suffered injuries at work that required emergency room care in 2020. Fortunately, a Defense Base Act lawyer, or DBA lawyer, can help you to receive the compensation you need for
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Questions to Ask Your Defense Base Act Lawyer Before Hiring
Have been injured while working on a government contract overseas? If so, you may be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). The DBA provides workers’ compensation benefits to employees working on government contracts outside the United States. The process of filing a DBA claim can be complicated, which is why you need to hire
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3 Major Benefits of Hiring a DBA Attorney
Did you know that PTSD is three times more common in people who work in US government agencies abroad? While most believe this applies only to service members, it also applies to interpreters and defense contractors. One of the most important decisions you can make as someone working in this field is investing in an experienced DBA
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How to Improve Your DBA Claims Process
Studies indicate that exposure to hazardous substances or environments was a factor in 36,840 job injuries in 2020 – a year with one of the most off-days. Working overseas for the U.S. government or its contractors can be risky, which is why the Defense Base Act (DBA) exists. This federal law provides workers’ compensation benefits to employees
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3 Things You Should Know About Defense Base Act Claims
If you work as a defense contractor or an interpreter, it pays to understand your rights and legal protections. One type of protection designated for people in these roles is the Defense Base Act (DBA). As its name suggests, this act covers employees working on US military bases or in embassies abroad. While Defense Base
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Can You File a DBA Claim for PTSD?
In 2021, out of the 6 million veterans who served the nation, around 10% of men (or 10 out of every 100) and 19% of women (or 19 out of every 100) experienced PTSD. If you are a civilian contractor or employee working on a Defense Base Act (DBA) site and have experienced a traumatic event resulting
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