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. 

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.

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…

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

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…

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 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…