DBA benefits claims

Four Important DBA Benefits You Need to Know About

With insurance in general, we often do not know all the details of our coverage, until something happens. And then we need to know all the details. That is, of course, just as true when it comes to workers’ compensation coverage. If you are in a workplace accident, and you are an employee at a United States military base overseas, then your workers’ compensation comes from the Defense Base Act.  

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What Is the Defense Base Act Claims Process?

You have just suffered an accident on the job, and you are a contractor for the U.S. military. Without doubt, you are wondering what to do next. You may not know whether you are covered by workers’ compensation or whether you have to worry about medical bills all on your own.

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How Do I Calculate My DBA Benefits?

We all want to avoid getting injured on the job. Being out of work, having to worry about making insurance claims, or worse yet, fighting with an insurance company about what is and what is not a compensable injury are the last things with which we want to deal. Moreover, we do not want to be stopped from doing the job we like doing because of an unfortunate accident.

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.

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

war hazard compensation act

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…

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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…