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