WHAT IS FAIR COMPENSATION IN SETTLING A DBA CLAIM?

When it comes to new situations there are two things working against you. First, you don’t know the ropes. It takes time to learn the ins and outs of a particular subject or issue, and you cannot always make the best decisions because you do…

ARE DEFENSE BASE ACT BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS?

The United States has military bases, activities, and interests throughout the world. In addition, the United States military, particularly since the actions in Afghanistan and Iraq began in the early 2000s, has been using private contractors to…

WHAT IS THE WAR HAZARD COMPENSATION ACT?

Before the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Base Act was a little-known workers’ compensation program that existed under the umbrella of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. However, as the wars resulted in more…

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT FROM LONGSHOREMAN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

You are a longshoreman, you get injured on the job, and you file your claim. Now what? It is not uncommon to have questions about what comes next after you have put in your claim for a legitimate work-related injury on the job. Of course, an…

SOME OF THE FINER POINTS OF YOUR DBA CLAIM

Government laws, rules, regulations, and programs are complicated. While the initial reason for a law is simple, the actual law itself is typically pages long, written in legalese, and extremely hard read, let alone follow. Using the Defense…

IS MENTAL INJURY COVERED UNDER FLORIDA LAW?

Our society has yet to equate mental illness with physical illness. As we all know, many times mental injury or illness can be as painful and devastating as a physical injury. Yet, mental illness still lurks in the shadows as something to be…

TOP 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

It is always a good idea to have a “cheat sheet” close by when you need quick access to information. This blog is going to try to be that Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act cheat sheet for you. As you go through this Top 7 list, you…

IS IT POSSIBLE TO AMICABLY RESOLVE A DBA DISPUTE THROUGH MEDIATION?

Picture if you will a situation where you are working as a civilian contractor at a United States military base overseas. You work around a lot of heavy equipment, a lot of noisy military transport vehicles, and a lot of loud machinery. You…

WHAT IS SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE EMPLOYMENT?

Work is vitally important in our lives. It is something that gives us identity, purpose, and sometimes even inspiration. Indeed, great philosophers have pontificated about the importance of work in our lives. For example, Voltaire in his…

LONGSHORE ACT IN ACTION – REAL-WORLD CASES

You have probably, at some point in your life, looked at the instructions on a piece of furniture that you buy at Target or IKEA and think, “Sure, that looks as easy as 1-2-3, there’s just a few steps here.” Has it then played out that when you…