defense base act claim

HOW BIG IS THE “ZONE OF SPECIAL DANGER” UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT?

If you are a civilian working on a United States military base overseas, then the Defense Base Act is an important law for you to understand. Stripped to its essence, the Defense Base Act is a workers’ compensation law that was created to…

dba claim attorneys

HOW DO I MAKE A CLAIM UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT? A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

You are a contractor for the U.S. military, and you were just injured on the job. There are probably a multitude of questions flowing through your mind in addition to the fact that you are in pain, you need medical attention, and you need to…

defense base act

GUIDING YOU THROUGH THE DEFENSE BASE ACT: THE EXPERTS AT RITE LAW ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

If you are working for a private contractor that is employed overseas by the United States government, then The Defense Base Act is something that you need to know about. The kinds of benefits afforded to those in the branches of the U.S…

Jacksonville harbor dredging project

FINALLY APPROVED AND FUNDED: HOW THE JACKSONVILLE HARBOR DREDGING PROJECT WILL IMPACT JAXPORT

Finally Approved and Funded: How the Jacksonville Harbor Dredging Project will impact JAXPORT In the hopes to increase volume and market share, Jaxport has finalized a plan, and received partial funding, to deepen the Jacksonville harbor from 40…

civilian contractor jobs

SOME CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR JOBS COVERED UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT ON THE RISE

Some Civilian Contractor Jobs Appear to be on the Rise – and Climbing If the notion of working overseas appeals to you, especially in connection with the Department of Defense (“DOD”) or Department of State (“DOS”), you may be in luck as more…

COMPENSABILITY OF SUICIDE INCIDENTS UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT

Compensability of Suicide Incidents Under the Defense Base Act Suicide is an incredibly sensitive and disheartening topic to discuss for everyone. Unfortunately, suicide is real and occurs more often than likely imagined with nearly 43,000…

Wilg Annual Convention

ZACHARY G. TUCKER, ESQ., AND CHRISTINA A. BENTLEY, FRP, SHARE THEIR EXPERTISE AT THE 2017 WILG ANNUAL CONVENTION

Zachary G. Tucker, Esq., and Christina A. Bentley, FRP, of RITE law. share their expertise at the 2017 WILG Annual Convention in Palm Beach, Florida. The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) is a national…

longshore and defense base act injuries

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LONGSHORE AND DEFENSE BASE ACT INJURIES WHEN MULTIPLE EMPLOYERS AND INSURANCE CARRIERS ARE INVOLVED?

Who Is Responsible For Longshore and Defense Base Act Injuries When Multiple Employers and Insurance Carriers Are Involved? The Legal Quagmire of the Last Responsible Employer/Carrier Doctrine The Longshore and Defense Base Acts involve unique…

PTSD claims

PROVING “DELAYED ONSET” PTSD CLAIMS UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT

A recent court decision, which is being appealed, has become an unequivocal example of a case that sets forth the standard for proving that “delayed onset” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims are compensable. In many cases…

hurricane irma

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY FOR U.S. PORTS IN THE SOUTHEAST AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

The Road to Recovery for U.S. Ports in the Southeast After Hurricane Irma Several Southeastern ports across the United States felt the wrath of Hurricane Irma this past weekend. Traveling northwest and making landfall in the Florida Keys as a…