Defense Base Act

3 Most Common Types of DBA Claims
Can you believe that there are well over 170,000 active duty military personnel who are stationed abroad? While your home may be thousands of miles away, that doesn’t mean you have fewer rights. Instead, you may be eligible for compensation according to the Defense Base Act. Simply put, this is designed ...
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3 Things To Know About Hiring a DBA Lawyer
Do you have a DBA case, but you’re wondering what needs to be considered before hiring a DBA lawyer? If you’re here, we’ll help you by listing some of the things you need to know before hiring a defense base act lawyer. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll ...
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3 Reasons for Hiring a Defense Base Act Attorney
The Defense Base Act (DBA): a program there to protect Americans that are either working abroad on a military base or have a public contract with the government.  In 2020, there were 2.7 million injuries at work.  If you were one of those people that were injured at work, you may ...
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Why Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer?
Are you a civilian employee that has been injured while working at a United States base or embassy overseas?  If you have, you are entitled to compensation. Under the Defense Base Act, you can receive financial support.   The Defense Base Act has the right intentions, however, it can be difficult ...
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How a Defense Base Act Lawyer Will Win Your Case
Did you know that there were 60 cases of the Defense Base Act in the United States in 2020? The whole world cumulation has the tally at 15,235. You’re faced with several risks from your daily encounters in your line of duty. Consequently, the Defense Base Act (DBA) was introduced to compensate ...
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When Is It Time to Consult a Defense Base Act Attorney?
Did you know that there are more than a million active-duty personnel operating in the U.S. military? The Defense Base Act applies to civilian personnel operating on U.S. military sites outside the U.S. or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or national defense. It is intended to ...
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5 Questions to Ask Your Potential DBA Lawyer
Have you been injured during a U.S. government contract job? Has your injury limited your ability to work? Under the Defense Base Act, you are entitled to compensation.  With a DBA lawyer, you can be fairly represented. Some cases are disputed or denied. This is why it is imperative to ...
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Are You Eligible for Defense Base Act Claims?
Did you know that workplace injuries and illnesses cost the U.S. approximately $250 billion annually? Besides, 15% of workplace injuries in the United States of America happen in manufacturing. Today, military operations depend almost entirely on contractors. Sometimes, the military contractor may get injured while on duty. The military contractor may ...
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How Do You Know If a DBA Attorney Is Qualified?
The Defense Base Act (DBA) ensures that individuals working with the U.S. military and on government and/or military lands overseas are provided with proper coverage in cases of injury. Unfortunately, individuals who deserve this compensation may not receive it. In this case, they may need to hire a DBA attorney to ...
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Are There Exceptions to Defense Base Act Claims?
Are you among the more than 330,000 people working in the army as a civilian? If so, you must familiarize yourself with the Defense Base Act Claims. DBA claims provide army civilian workers compensation in case of injuries. Working alongside military personnel for the good of the country is noble. However, ...
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How to Get the Most Out of Your DBA Claims
In 1941, congress enacted the defense base act to facilitate compensation for military and US citizens working abroad. Americans working in foreign territories, especially war-prone areas, face more danger. Thus, they deserve more compensation for their troubles. Besides, we can’t ignore the mental health issues that arise from military deployments and ...
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When to Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer for PTSD
The United States Military employs several hundred thousand civilians in a number of different capacities. Unfortunately, this also means that these civilians are at risk of the same injuries and trauma that any service member would be. When a civilian working for the military is injured, they can often file a ...
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DBA Lawyer: The Process of Filing a Defense Base Act Claim
Are you a defense contractor or interpreter suffering from injuries from your time overseas? If these injuries were caused while working at a U.S. military base or embassy overseas, you may be eligible for compensation.  The Defense Base Act (DBA) is the Act that governs how an injured party like yourself ...
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Defense Base Act: 3 Types of DBA Claims
Did you know that you’ll need to pay between $3.50 and $4.50 per every $100 in your payroll for your defense base act insurance? There are various aspects covered under the Defense Base Act. You’ll get covered if you’re working for private employers on the U.S. military bases. It’ll also happen ...
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Defense Base Act Attorney: How to Find the Best One for Your Claim
There are an estimated 750 US military bases around the world.  A majority of the people living on the bases are active military members, but there are others we can’t forget about. The bases are also homes for families and contracted US civilians.  If you or someone you love is a ...
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3 Reasons To Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer
Nearly 800,000 civilians were employed by the Department of Defense as of last year. To put that into perspective, there are roughly 1.3 million active-duty personnel in the US armed forces. Since these civilians are working for the military, the military is responsible for keeping them safe. To this end, ...
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How Does the Defense Base Act Protect Sexual Assault Victims?
Over the last 20 years, thousands of U.S. nationals have been kidnapped while they are overseas for work. People in foreign countries kidnap and torture these people because they work for the United States government. Once they are freed from captivity, they continue to struggle with the effects of everything they went through.   Continue reading to ...
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The Workers’ Advocate: Defense Base Act Attorneys
According to the Army Public Health Center, America’s armed forces expect “over 2,000,000 medical encounters annually.” While that’s certainly a lot of medical matters to handle, you don’t have to go at this alone.  Suppose you are an employee or contractor at an American military base overseas. In that case, you ...
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What to Know About Hearing Loss DBA Claims
If you’ve ever worked overseas for the Department of Defense and suffered from hearing loss, you may have a claim. Contractors who work overseas often work in loud, dangerous situations. Hearing loss is a natural byproduct of working in a loud environment. When you come back home and retire, you ...
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How Is the Defense Base Act (DBA) Responding to COVID-19?
The Defense Base Act has been providing injury and evacuation benefits for overseas military workers since it was created in 1941. However, the COVID-19 pandemic saw a sharp increase in the number of DBA claims being made by overseas contractors who ended up catching the virus. Unfortunately, there have ...
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7 Signs of a Quality DBA Attorney
Are you looking into hiring a Defense Base Act (DBA) attorney? The DBA helps civilians that work for the U.S. government overseas obtain workers’ compensation if they’re injured on the job. You should file a Defense Base Act claim if you’re injured while working for the U.S. so you can get the financial ...
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9 Signs You Need a DBA Lawyer
Are you wondering whether you need to file a Defense Base Act claim? The Defense Base Act (DBA) was designed to ensure civilian employees who work with the U.S. government overseas receive workers’ compensation. So, if you’ve been injured overseas while on a job with the U.S. government, you might ...
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What Is a Defense Base Act Attorney?
There has been a significant uptick in Defense Base Act claims over the past year as a result of PTSD. Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t always willing to give people the compensation they deserve, especially when it comes to psychological damage. This is where a good Defense Base Act attorney comes in ...
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7 Tips for Hiring a Defense Base Act Lawyer
Want to know the best ways to find a Defense Base Act lawyer that will work for you? The Defense Base Act (DBA) was created to offer workers’ compensation to civilians who work for the U.S. government overseas. Usually, these people work on military bases or other land operated by the ...
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What is the Defense Base Act and Do I Need a DBA Attorney?
Are you a civilian worker who has suffered an injury while working for the U.S. military? If so, you might be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). The United States issued the Defense Base Act in an attempt to protect the well-being of civilian employees. Because of ...
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Ask a DBA Lawyer: Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation Due to PTSD?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were just over 2 million injuries in US workplaces in 2020. This doesn’t take workplace deaths from injury into account, but that number pales by comparison to injuries. This raises an interesting question about workplace injuries. What exactly is a workplace injury? Does it need ...
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How to Get Help After Active-Duty: Call a Defense Base Act Attorney
Did you know that the US saw 168,110 Defense Base Act claims In 2021? Civilians employed by the United States military serving a U.S. military post overseas are covered under the Defense Base Act (DBA). This provides them with benefits and protection in the event of an on-the-job accident. If you ...
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How Long Does a Compensation Claim Take When You Have a Defense Base Act Lawyer?
Depending on the complexity of a case, DBA claims can take anywhere from less than six months to more than a year to get through. Much of this depends on how you, the insurance company, and your employer individually choose to handle the claims process. With the help of a Defense ...
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Defense Base Act Waivers: How Do They Work?
Are you wondering how Defense Base Act (DBA) waivers work? The Defense Base Act is a law that provides medical benefits and disability compensations to employees working in U.S. embassies and military bases. Eligible survivors of workers dying in the line of duty also receive death benefits. In some cases, government agencies ...
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Defense Base Act Insurance: 3 Things You Should Know
Many people work abroad on behalf of the Department of Defense or the Department of State, but don’t have a military affiliation.  The Defense Base Act is a part of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and provides important medical coverage and death benefits for workers.  This act, in essence, is a ...
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Government Employees Insurance: Why the Defense Base Act is Important
Nearly every state in the US has mandated some form of workers’ compensation coverage by businesses for their employees. Both the military and the federal government also provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees.  But there’s an unusual gap for civilian employees working to support the military abroad.  The Defense Base Act insurance or government ...
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What Does a Defense Base Act Lawyer Do?
Have you ever heard of the Defense Base Act? It was founded in 1941 to provide coverage for civilians employed at overseas United States defense bases. Injured employees could receive compensation and medical treatment if they got injured in the course and scope of their employment.  A Defense Base Act ...
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The History of the Defense Base Act
Every year American employers report more than 2.7 million workplace injuries. These injuries may be accidental or occur as a result of workplace negligence. No matter their cause, you may be entitled to compensation while you recover from your injury. Unfortunately, workplace compensation insurance won’t cover the 9 million Americans working outside of ...
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Contingency Contracting and Defense Base Act Claims
If you, a co-worker, or a family member suffered an injury while working for the U.S. government overseas, you need to take action fast. Your first step should be to hire a lawyer to file Defense Base Act claims for you. Starting the process is daunting. You may have heard horror stories about ...
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Why You Need an Attorney Specializing in DBA Claims
Did you know that 1 in 4 adults in the United States are living with a disability, according to the CDC? That’s a staggering number of people, and many of them do not receive the benefits they deserve. People who are eligible to file DBA claims don’t often have the ...
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Defense Base Act Claims: Who Is Eligible?
Accidents and workplace-related injuries are fairly commonplace in America. In fact, every year more than 2.7 million of these occur. Because of this, most employers are legally required to provide workers’ compensation for employees working in the US. This can help to provide financial relief for medical bills and missed hours ...
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Your Guide to Filing DBA Claims
Are you a contractor working overseas? If so, you likely already know that your working income is protected by the Defense Base Act (DBA). What you may not know is that, even under the DBA, your compensation isn’t a given. To receive just compensation, you need to file a timely ...
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What Should You Know When Choosing a Defense Base Act Attorney?
8.7 million Americans live and work outside of the US. It’s not easy being away from home while on the job. Days feel long, and the nights feel empty. And if you’re injured while working abroad, you feel scared and alone.  US contractors employed by the government are thankfully protected under the Defense Base Act ...
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Why You Should Hire a Defense Base Act Attorney
Many people may have heard a little about the Defense Base Act, but like many aspects of the law, it can be complicated. At the same time, a lot of people depend on the specifics of the Defense Base Act for an expectation about their future livelihood. Did you know ...
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How to Choose the Right Defense Base Act Lawyer
In the United States, 1.3 million lawyers have a license to practice law. However, only a few have experience in handling defense base act settlements. These sensitive cases involve demanding compensation from the government as an employer. Challenging government representatives in a court of law isn’t an easy task. Therefore, the ...
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A Quick Guide to the Defense Base Act
Have you found yourself struggling to cope whilst fighting to protect your country? Have you suffered due to the nature of your work?  If the answer is yes to either of the above, the Defense Base Act is in place to get you the compensation you deserve. At Barnes Law firm, our specialist team ...
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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 not in active combat, that doesn’t mean that certain accidents ...
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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 shutdown? A federal government shutdown can have a wide and ...
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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 Base Act (DBA) is in place to protect you but ...
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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 Defense Base Act. But how do you start the process? ...
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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 anyone providing military services outside the state’s border. Besides, people ...
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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 financial benefits. A Defense Base Act lawyer will get you ...
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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. Unfortunately, research shows that 4.6 million people were injured on the job ...
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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. Of those, only three carriers provide DBA coverage. If you’re ...
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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 all. Filing a claim for death benefits and hiring a ...
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