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Guide to DBA Claims for Employees of US Embassies
Around the globe, the United States has 307 U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions. The US embassy presence is felt in 190 countries outside of the US.  That means there are a whole lot of US citizens working in those embassies and consulates doing important and sometimes dangerous work on behalf ...
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Workers’ Compensation for Civilian Employees and Military Contractors
If you are injured on the job, it is vital to understand your rights to workers’ compensation. This is doubly important if you are a civilian employee or military contractor working with the US military. What is covered under the DBA, and what do you need to know?  Workers’ ...
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DBA Claims for PTSD: When Am I Eligible?
June is PTSD awareness month and this is a great step in the right direction for PTSD awareness. Years ago, PTSD was called “shell-shock” and “battle fatigue”, and unfortunately, largely ignored. Thankfully, there have been strides made to help people who have PTSD get treatment. However, people stationed overseas are often ...
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3 Questions You Should Ask Your Defense Base Act Lawyer
There are over a million practicing lawyers in the US alone. That’s a huge amount of possible representatives that would take ages to sort through. Within this large number, however, are practices that have relevant experience to help cases like yours. Besides finding a lawyer that’s near you and specializes in DBA law, they ...
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Knowing the Risks: 5 Important Statistics on Military Injuries and Casualties
They say that those who long for war have never experienced it. It should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that military combat is extremely dangerous. Of course, there is a great risk to suffer injuries or even death. But are you familiar with the real numbers behind ...
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Jones Act vs. Longshore Act: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Workers compensation seems simple enough. If you’ve suffered an injury while working, you’re entitled to damages if the accident was a result of your employer’s negligence.  It’s standard stuff.  But what if you work on or around a body of water or on a ship or vessel? Then maritime ...
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Everything You Will Need to Know About the Federal Tort Claims Act
Imagine you get hurt because a federal employee did something wrong, but you don’t know what you can do about it. They are employed by the government, so who do you even report to? The Federal Tort Claims Act was passed in 1946 to allow the federal government to ...
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What does a Lump Sum Settlement Mean for You?
You may be entitled to a lump sum settlement in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  During the course of your defense base act process, you may be wondering whether to settle your claim for a lump sum settlement or to continue receiving payments from the insurance carrier. Before ...
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