Does The Defense Base Act Cover Your Injuries?
Civilians working for the military outside of the United States have the Defense Base Act (DBA) for protection. The DBA protects individuals working with or for the military on projects like infrastructure building, security and general maintenance, both at home and abroad. Brewster Law Firm LLC in Metairie, Louisiana, represents clients nationwide who have been injured on the job or during travel to or from job sites in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
The U.S. military works with many contractors and subcontractors across the world, including here in Louisiana. The DBA covers nonmilitary workers employed overseas such as:
- Construction workers and laborers
- Food service workers
- Laundry workers
- Surveillance and security personnel
- Truck drivers and mechanics
The DBA protects your rights as a civilian working with the military and often covers expenses related to your work as a contractor or subcontractor. This may include medical support, emergency care and other supports you need to recover. You may be eligible after an accident that leads to:
- Back and neck injuries
- Occupational hearing loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues
Learn more by reading our FAQ page for the Defense Base Act.
The DBA Claim-Filing Process
Do you already have an active case and file number? Your lawyer can submit any supplementary information online to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). Otherwise, we will submit your claim to the main Department of Labor office in New York. From there, it will be transferred to the appropriate regional office for processing.
The Brewster Law Firm LLC Advantage
Brewster Law Firm LLC is one of a limited number of law firms in the nation that handles DBA-related personal injury cases. Our lawyers will provide you with peace of mind by taking on the insurance companies on your behalf.
Many of our cases settle during mediation. This settlement process relieves our clients of the pressure and anxiety that come with a protracted court proceeding; if we need to bring your case to trial, however, we are ready to proceed.
Contact Us Today
When you are searching for a responsive DBA attorney, look no further than Brewster Law Firm LLC. Call 504-717-4971 to arrange a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, or submit your request through our website.