Defense Base Act

In warzones, civilian contractors working as mechanics, translators, electricians and other support personnel often face the same dangers as the military. If you’re injured while working as a civilian for a company supporting the United States military in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, or elsewhere, you may be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act.

The Defense Base Act was created in 1941 to provide compensation for U.S. civilian contractors injured while serving the U.S. military or government overseas. Unfortunately, employees often do not have the time or resources to fight the federally supervised insurance companies and employers may neglect their legal responsibilities.

If you believe you have a Defense Base Act claim, contact the lawyers of Montagna Klein Camden to discuss your case. Our experienced team of DBA lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Many companies, such as KBR, L-3 Communications, Prime Projects International, Blackwater, CSA, CACI, CSA, Ltd., Triple Canopy, Kellogg, Bechtel, Service Employees International, Halliburton, Brown & Root, Dyncorp, EG&G, and others have been contracted by the U.S. Government, which frequently puts their employees in harm’s way.

Foreign Base CampPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the loss of limbs, and health conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances are a few of the many types of grievances often filed by civilian contractors working overseas.

Additionally, under the Defense Base Act individuals can be compensated for hearing loss caused by noise on the job. These claims may result from proximity to explosions from ammunitions or long term exposure to large equipment such as tanks, bulldozers and jet engines. For additional information on hearing loss claims click here.

Civilian contractors are often brought in to help U.S. military forces around the world in Afghanistan, Guam, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Kuwait, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Korea, Italy and elsewhere. Likewise, workers are hired to build U.S. embassies and government buildings in foreign countries like Soviet Union, England, and the Kyrystan.

Defense Base Act can Provide Regular Benefits

DBA claimants are eligible to receive weekly benefits from time lost from work, dependent benefits for workers who were killed, and coverage for all medical bills and expenses. Depending on the particulars of your case, you may also be entitled to permanent disability benefits and, in some cases, payments for loss of wage earning capacity.

In many instances, someone other than your employer is responsible for your injuries. The Defense Base Act attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden will make sure all guilty parties pay for their faults. That’s the “No Boundaries” law practice we’re known for.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a civilian contractor for the United States government, it is important that you seek legal help immediately. Do not settle with the insurance company before speaking to a Defense Base Act attorney. The attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden are very familiar with DBA settlements, and will fight for every penny you deserve.

Our Defense Base Act attorneys represent injured or disabled workers on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless you win. We’re very confident in our ability to get you the benefits you deserve.

For a free consultation to discuss your Defense Base Act claim, contact the Defense Base Act attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden at 877-622-8100. Time limits apply to filing a claim. Make sure you maintain your rights — Call Now.

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