Defense Base Act

DBA Claims Commutations: Everything You Need to Know
Are you confused about what DBA claims commutations are and how it works correctly? This may be the case for many people, but fortunately, you’ve clicked on the right article to answer all of the DBA claim questions that you may have. Not only are we going to tell ...
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5 Factors That Determine the Value of a Defense Base Act Claim
The Defense Base Act is an overarching law that can have many different outcomes depending on the case. But most people find these variations confusing and shrouded in legal jargon.  These variations don’t have to be confusing. The legal ins-and-outs can be straightforward, so you understand your entitled compensation. ...
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A Contractor’s Guide to Preventing Work Injuries Overseas
Staying safe and healthy while working overseas is extremely important. Especially when working in construction, it is even more important to take note of how to prevent work injuries overseas. Below we have compiled a short guide to help prevent any such injuries from happening. Know Your Rights Before ...
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What to Do If Your Defense Base Act Claim Is Denied
So, you filed a defense base act claim and realized that it was denied. Now you’re trying to figure out what your next move is and how you can still hope to receive some kind of benefit after the claim denial. In this article, we’re going to let you ...
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A New Employee’s Guide to Working in an Embassy
The United States currently has embassies and diplomatic missions in over 170 nations around the world. These embassies employ a huge number of Americans overseas. Working in an embassy can be a highly rewarding endeavor. If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in one of America’s foreign embassies, or you’ve just ...
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Common Injuries Railroad Workers Tend to Encounter While on the Job
You’re doing your job by helping to power the railways when you slip and fall. This results in a head injury which develops into a more serious problem later on. This is only one occupational injury that railroad workers face every day. If you’re new to the job, don’t ...
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What Government Contractors Should Expect in the Midst of Coronavirus
COVID-19 has shut down the economy. People are out of work and desperately looking for jobs to pay for basic necessities such as rent and food.  Everyone is affected by COVID-19, especially government contractors who often work with businesses to stay employed.  Like other employees, contractors need to know ...
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5 Common Injuries That a DBA Lawyer Can Help You Sue For
The recent reports of a brain injury suffered by US military personnel after a missile strike in Iran are but only one example of the dangers faced in active warzones.  Unfortunately, these dangers are faced by civilians as well as military operatives. If you have been injured in the ...
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5 Tips for Filing Defense Base Act Claims
Civilians injured while working for the US military can find it very difficult to secure compensation for the harm they’ve endured. However, the Defense Base Act provides solutions for people in this position. If you’re a civilian who has sustained an injury while working for the military, or on ...
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3 Ways a Defense Base Act Attorney Can Help You After a US Military Base Injury
Have you or a loved one been injured while on a military base? Heard that the Defense Base Act may be able to help you out, but not sure what that is or how it works? We’re here to help! In this article, we’re covering everything you need to ...
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How to Choose a Defense Base Act Lawyer in Texas
The Defense Base Act was adopted to provide relief to civilian workers on US military bases outside the country, or on any public works or national defense contract. If you have suffered an injury in this line of work, you may be entitled to recover compensation. To secure payment, however, ...
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Understanding How Death Benefits Are Calculated Under the DBA
Dying in the service to our country is an honorable but tragic moment. What many may not realize is that there are many more besides those in our military service that risk death. To protect the contractors and civilian workers that work alongside our military, we have the Defense ...
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Understanding How Aggravation Injuries Can Impact Your DBA Claim
You’re working overseas when a shot to the back leaves you paralyzed. Being injured while doing your job can be a very scary event. How are you going to pay for the medical bills? How are you going to pay for physical therapy? What about the PTSD you’re now ...
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What is a Qui Tam Lawyer? How Can We Help?
In 2018, the Justice Department of America recovered over $2.8 billion through cases filed through the False Claims Act. So who filed these cases? And how did they recover that money?  To understand that, we first need to understand the concept of “qui tam”, and more importantly qui tam lawsuits.  ...
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7 Steps to Making a Tinnitus Claim
About 25% of all service-connected disabilities for veterans are due to tinnitus. That adds up to over one million veterans suffering from a constant ringing in the ears.  Tinnitus affects more than veterans, though. Are you a contractor working on a military base and you’re now suffering from tinnitus? The ...
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Tinnitus: What’s That Buzzing?
If your ears are ringing when everything around you is silent, you likely have a form of hearing damage known as tinnitus. You aren’t alone, though — approximately 50 million Americans experience the same thing. If you find your tinnitus getting worse over time and happened to use 3M earplugs during your ...
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Sign Me Up! 7 Benefits of Joining the Military in the US
Are you considering the next step for your future? Planning your future will mean finding a career you can feel secure in. The military is an excellent choice if you’re thinking long-term.  There are tons of benefits of joining the military and it can give you a sense of ...
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5 Unique Facts About the Defense Base Act for Overseas Contractors
Work-related injuries or death occur in every profession. According to the National Safety Council, there were 4,414 preventable work-related deaths. Even one preventable death is too many. While employers strive to create a safe work environment, accidents and emergencies happen.  Worker’s Compensation Benefits provide monetary help for medical and ...
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7 Things To Know About Living In Overseas Military Housing
At some point in a military career, your spouse will most likely be assigned to a base overseas. If it’s your first time living on a military base outside of the country you might not know what to expect. We go over some of the facts you should consider ...
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Injured Working at a US Embassy? Workers Compensation for Defense Contractors
There were 5,250 fatal work injuries reported in 2018! Injury can happen at any time, you may know about workers’ compensation but if you work at a U.S. Embassy you may be wondering if you are eligible for it. The good news is that you qualify. Your next question ...
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Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a DBA Claim
In 2016, private contractors accounted for a quarter of the US personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. These people represent a large group of people that the general public knows almost nothing about. This makes it that much more important that you know and protect your rights while working overseas.  ...
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The DBA Explained: Misconceptions About the Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act is a lot like regular worker’s compensation insurance. The DBA covers medical bills and lost earning potential for civilian contractors who are injured while working at a US Defense Base oversees. As with any insurance process, filing a claim under the Defense Base Act can be ...
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What It’s Like Working for the US Embassy in Another Country
It is a great honor to take a job working at the U.S.embassy. You represent and serve your country by giving your skills, time, and expertise.  Working at the U.S. embassy in some parts of the world may also require sacrifice. While you get many opportunities for travel, challenging work, and ...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Working for the Military as a Civilian
New jobs are always a case of adapting to the new rules and mindsets. This new job acclimation goes into overdrive when dealing with the military. Working for the military as a civilian can be a massive change to how you might deal with a job. There are dozens ...
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Can the DBA Cover Cancer Treatments? Hear from a Defense Base Act Lawyer
It’s not clear exactly how many contractors are working for the US military overseas – but it’s clear that the number is quite high. In 2007, there were more contractors in Iraq than there were service members, for instance.  If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after previously working overseas, ...
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Where Did These DBA Forms Start? The History of the Defense Base Act
In 2018, over 49,000 contractors were working for the Department of Defense under its various areas of responsibility. And before the creation of DBA forms, these individuals had no rights to medical benefits or worker’s compensation. Interested in learning about the history of the Defense Base Act? Read on to learn ...
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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 Base Act. Read on to get a better understand what it ...
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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 of your job. COPD is a specific type of respiratory ...
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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 be entitled to damages doesn’t mean you’ll get them. You ...
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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: Travel Immersion in a different culture Financial incentives Use skills  ...
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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 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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