Defense Base Act claims

Defense Base Act Claims with Third Party Liability?

One thing about workers’ compensation is that if you do not follow all of the rules and deadlines, it could be fatal to your attempts to collect disability compensation. That is why, when it comes to issues involving workers’ compensation or lawsuits involving compensation for injuries due to someone’s negligence, you want to make sure that you have an experienced attorney by your side. 

general maritime law

What Are My Rights Under General Maritime Law?

If someone violates the criminal law, then they are violating a state or federal criminal statute. If a company has an environmental issue, then there are a whole set of environmental laws, both state and federal, that regulate how environmental matters are handled legally. Even if you park illegally, then you are technically violating an ordinance that is written in a set of laws somewhere in your town.

social security disability

Do I Have to Wait Until I Am Denied Social Security Disability Before Getting an Attorney?

There is no reason to wait until you are denied Social Security Disability before you engage the assistance of an attorney. In fact, the earlier in the process you retain an attorney, the better. You may have hurt your chances for benefits by waiting until you are denied Social Security Disability benefits.

Social security disability insurance

What Benefit Can I Expect with Social Security Disability Insurance?

Did you know a 20-year-old worker has a one in four chance of becoming disabled before reaching age 67? That is a stunning statistic. Indeed, disability is something that most people do not really dwell on. We often process it as something that would happen to other people, but would not happen to us, right?

hearing loss

Is Hearing Loss Covered Under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore Act?

In many industries, hearing loss remains a substantial problem. In fact, on military bases and facilities handling military aircraft and other heavy military vehicles, excessive noise levels are a constant problem.

Personal Injury claims

Personal Injury Claims: Types of Damages Explained

You may have been struck by a car that ran a red light. You may have slipped and fallen because someone failed to clean up objects or debris on their driveway. You may have been hit by a falling object at a construction site, because a construction worker did not properly secure the site.

TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEFENSE BASE ACT

Sara was an aircraft mechanic at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. She handled a full range of military tactical aircraft maintenance and repairs. Sara’s Story Sara’s job was to repair and modify aircraft structures and…

FILING A FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM: YOUR HOW-TO-GUIDE

physical and mental. If you have been injured at work, then you can understand how stressful it can be. The Physical and Mental Toll of a Workplace Injury First and foremost, you…

RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION MAKES AN IMPORTANT RULING ON JURISDICTION IN DEFENSE BASE ACT CASES

At the beginning of this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, handed down an important Defense Base Act opinion in the case of Global Linguist Solutions, LLC; Zurich American Insurance

DO I NEED TO GET MY LONGSHORE ACT SETTLEMENT APPROVED?

The answer is “yes.” Any settlement you make in connection with a workers’ compensation claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act) must be approved by an authority at the Office of Workers’ Compensation…