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Defense Base Act Lawyers – For Civilians Injured Abroad

If you were working under a federal government contract on a military installation, or at certain other overseas U.S. government contractor locations, and you were injured, disabled, or made sick, you may qualify for Defense Base Act (DBA) workers’ compensation.

The Defense Base Act is a workers’ compensation program that provides compensation, medical care & lost wages to civilian employees who were injured or disabled while working under federal government contracts.

Successful Defense Base Act claims pay for medical care as well as lost wages – and may also provide compensation for other losses suffered as a result of the work related accident, injury or disease. Survivors & dependents may also be able collect DBA compensation after the work-related death of a civilian worker.

The Defense Base Act (DBA) is administered by the U.S. Government’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP).  The law governing Defense Base Act claims is very specialized, and only our law firm, and a few others lawyers across the country, are specialized and highly knowledgeable in this field.

Unfortunately, in many Defense Base Act legal claims, the insurance company that has to pay the DBA claim has a team of lawyers on their side to try and minimize the amount of compensation paid to the injured civilian employee. For this reason, it is wise to consult with an experienced Defense Base Act lawyer if you have been injured or disabled while working overseas under a U.S. government contract. Only a knowledgeable and experienced Defense Base Act attorney can help you understand your rights and ensure that you get the full compensation that you deserve.

Our experienced Defense Base Act lawyers offer a free consultation to any injured, ill or disabled civilian employee who may be pursuing or considering a Defense Base Act compensation claim.

Which Injured Government Contractors Can Collect Benefits Under the Defense Base Act? Lawyers Los Angeles, Long Beach

Employees who were working under a government contract on a military base, in an occupied territory, or at certain other overseas locations may qualify for Defense Base Act compensation if they were injured or disabled by their work activities.  Civilian employees working under a federal contract for Halliburton, KBR, Academi (formerly Blackwater), Dyncorp International, Triple Canopy, or many other overseas government contractors are eligible for Defense Based Act workers’ compensation.

Additionally, civilian employees who suffered a disease caused by their occupation may also qualify for Defense Base Act compensation – if it can be proven that their disease is a direct result of their employment while working overseas under a federal government contract. Also, under the Defense Base Act (DBA), certain survivors and dependents of deceased civilian government contract employees may also collect DBA workers’ compensation benefits.

The Defense Base Act covers employees in almost every occupation and under almost all federal contracts. Injured subcontractors or those working under subordinate contracts may also be eligible for Defense Base Act compensation.

Defense Base Act Lawyers Protect Civilian Workers Comp Rights

Cantrell Green is one of only a few highly experienced Defense Base Act law firms in the United States. Our experienced lawyers have successfully handled Defense Base Act cases for injured or disabled civilians who were employed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, across Europe and many other overseas military installations.

If you are a government contract employee who was injured or made sick while working abroad, our experienced Defense Base Act lawyers will provide you with a free consultation to help you understand your workers compensation and disability benefit rights under the Defense Base Act.

Click Here or call us for a free consultation with an experienced Defense Base Act lawyer: 562-622-4800

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