Why You Need an Attorney Specializing in DBA Claims

Why You Need an Attorney Specializing in DBA Claims

Feb 11, 2022 | Defense Base Act

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 knowledge or resources to get the most out of their settlements.

Thankfully, that’s where we come in. Our team of specialized DBA attorneys will help you with every step of the process and provide you with the best quality of service.

What Are DBA Claims?

DBA claims are filed when someone covered by the Defense Base Act gets injured or killed as a result of their job, even if they were off duty at the time. Employers that fall under the Defense Base Act are subject to criminal charges and fines if they ignore legitimate DBA claims or fail to provide the proper insurance.

What Is the Defense Base Act?

The U.S. Department of Labor explains that the Defense Base Act is workers’ compensation for employees who work with the military, whether they are publicly or privately employed. This isn’t just talking about veterans — it also covers civilians who work on any U.S. military base.

The DBA states that relevant employers must carry insurance that will provide adequate workers’ compensation to those who are covered by the act.

What Do Defense Base Act Claims Cover?

Fortunately, the DBA is all-inclusive in its list of covered benefits. It provides disability and medical coverage to surviving claimants, while also providing benefits to the family of the claimant in the event of their death.

Like standard disability benefits, the compensation amount is subject to change based on annual changes in the cost of living. While there is no minimum amount, the maximum amount is currently $1,030.78 per week.

Covered individuals are also entitled to medical treatment by a physician of their choice. It is important to note that PTSD is also in the wide range of injuries and disabilities that the Defense Base Act benefits cover.

Insurance will pay out any applicable death benefits to the surviving spouse and children at a rate of half of the deceased’s earnings for one survivor, and two-thirds of the earnings for two or more survivors.

Get What You Deserve

It is incredibly easy to get overwhelmed when filing DBA claims. There are several forms involved, as with any legal case. They must all be 100% accurate, or you run the risk of having your entire case thrown out by the court. 

You know that’s not what you deserve. We know that, too.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to their involvement with the military, contact us for a free consultation and let us help you. Our team of dedicated and specialized attorneys will ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.