Defense Base Act

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 act’s Zone of Special Danger doctrine extends the types of ...
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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 attorney that can help you cut through the red tape ...
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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 outside American borders.  But what exactly is the Act, when ...
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Do You Qualify for DBA Benefits From Having PTSD?
The Defense Base Act (DBA) is a piece of legislation that provides worker’s compensation benefits to civilians injured on military bases outside of the United States. The DBA also covers civilians working for non-governmental organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  For the DBA, US territories like ...
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Don’t Go At It Alone: When to Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer
If you have a DBA claim that you’re working on, know that you don’t have to go through it alone. A defense base act lawyer has the experience and ability to help your claim. Keep reading to learn when it’s the right time to hire a defense base act lawyer. ...
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Building Your Case: How to File a DBA Claim
The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides insurance coverage similar to workers compensation for employees working under government contracts outside of the United States.  It is intended to act as the counterpart to domestic workers compensation insurance. In fact, it’s the sole recourse for workers injured or killed overseas while executing ...
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Defense Base Act Settlements: How a Defense Base Act Attorney Can Help
The Federal government passed a Defense Base Act (DBA) aimed at protecting you and your income as you work abroad for the United States State Department or military. While working abroad as a contractor, you’re subject to hazardous conditions that make you exposed to injuries. That’s where the DBA ...
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Top 5 Questions to Ask a Defense Base Act Attorney
When you suffer an injury while working as a federal contractor outside of the US, you should seek services of a defense base act lawyer. The lawyer will help you get the compensation you need after filing for a worker’s compensation claim. As a federal worker, you may have ...
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Should You Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer When Employed as a Contractor?
Are you employed as a contractor and working overseas? Were you injured on the job? Workers’ compensation claims are complex enough. Are you still covered under the above circumstances? If you’re facing this situation, then it’s advised that you seek out a defense base act lawyer to help. Often, ...
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Understanding the Zone of Special Danger
The Defense Base Act (DBA) protects the compensation rights of civilians working on US military bases outside the country. The DBA is founded on the doctrine of the zone of special danger. In fact, it’s impossible to appreciate DBA cases without understanding the background of the doctrine of special danger. ...
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What Does the Defense Base Act Cover?
Getting injured on the job is never fun. But when that injury causes you to miss work and spend money on medical treatments, it’s even more painful. The United States requires all businesses to offer workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. But what happens when you’re a contractor working ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Lump Settlements and Your DBA Claim
No matter where you are in the process of filing or winning your claim under the Defense Base Act (DBA), it’s wise to start thinking about financial planning. A windfall of cash can throw anyone off-balance, so it’s important to have a plan ahead of time. If you win ...
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Why You Need DBA Lawyers for a PTSD Claim
PTSD is a serious medical issue that affects many overseas workers. These workers can have problems finding jobs when they get back due to discrimination. If you are facing workplace discrimination due to PTSD it might be time for you to hire DBA lawyers. Read further to see if ...
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Get the Justice You Deserve with the Help of a Defense Base Act Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been injured while working in a military base at home or abroad? Are you looking for financial compensation and legal justice for your injuries? If so, you should hire a Defense Base Act lawyer to oversee your case and get you the things ...
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What’s the Defense Base Act, and Why Do You Need a DBA Lawyer?
According to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Defense Base Act (DBA) is a program that offers workers’ compensation coverage to civilian workers outside the U.S who work in US military bases and other U.S government projects. This program is part of the part of the Division of ...
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Injured Abroad: How a Defense Base Act Lawyer Can Help
Have you had an injury abroad? You’re not alone. An overseas injury can be a headache. You have to worry about expensive medical fees, insurance, and getting the coverage you deserve. This is especially true if your employer isn’t an American company. If you’ve been injured overseas, you just ...
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4 Reasons to Hire a Defense Base Act Attorney
Have you suffered an injury of any kind while working on a military Defense Base? Did you know that the US Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act allows for workers’ compensation protection, and also provides disability, medical, and death benefits to covered employees? The following are 4 reasons to hire ...
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Active shooter? There’s an app for that
Few situations in military or civilian life are more dangerous or harrowing than being in the presence of an active shooter. An active shooter, Homeland Security says, “is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” Unfortunately, active shooters are ...
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