Civilians who overseas on military bases as part of the U.S. national defense effort will be protected by the Defense Base Act (DBA), which provides workers’ compensation benefits to these people in the event they are injured on the job.
As with many workers’ compensation laws, however, the Defense Base Act is complicated, and obtaining benefits under this Act may be more involved and challenging than people may realize.
To ensure that you or your loved one is able to secure the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled under the DBA, contact the Colorado Springs Defense Base Act Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP. They have the experience and knowledge you can rely on to help you get the benefits you need and deserve after sustaining workplace injuries on overseas military bases.
Under the terms of the Defense Base Act, the following employees are specifically eligible to apply for workers’ compensation benefits under the DBA if they sustain a workplace injury:
It’s important to point out that, like traditional no-fault workers’ compensation laws, the Defense Base Act will cover the aforementioned workers regardless of whether they may have been at fault for their workplace injuries.
When any of the workers protected by the Defense Base Act are hurt on the job, here’s what they need to know about choosing a doctor:
When workers covered by the DBA are hurt while working and these injury precludes them from going back to work immediately, they can – according to the terms of the Defense Base Act:
In the event a worker covered by the Defense Base Act sustains fatal workplace injuries (i.e., dies while working):
Do you need help filing a Defense Base Act claim? If so, the Colorado Springs Defense Base Act Attorneys with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP are here for you. Since 1982, Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP has been providing injured with the highest quality of legal services, helping them stand up to insurance companies, large corporations and government entities alike.
When you trust the Colorado Springs Defense Base Act Lawyers with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP to handle your claim, you can rely on them and all of their legal professionals to help you efficiently navigate the complexities of the DBA and to help you secure the maximum possible benefits for your workplace injuries.
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