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Defense Base Act

Let Us Put Our Years of Experience, Training and Expertise Representing Defense Base Act Cases to Work for You

Defense Base Act Lawyers Representing Injured Workers Worldwide

The Defense Base Act covers workers who sustain injuries while working for employers involved in construction and service contracts in connection with national defense or with war activities outside the United States. The Defense Base Act covers you whether your employer is a U.S. company, or a foreign company. It also covers you whether you are a U.S. citizen or a non-resident. Our firm can handle your claim if you are a civilian who was injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Syria or anywhere overseas, if you were working for a private employer under a contract with any U.S. government agency.

Securing Excellent Settlements

Our experienced Defense Base Act lawyers are adept at securing large cash settlements for our clients.

Please visit Verdicts and Settlements to view some of the excellent results we have obtained for our clients during the past 20 years.

Confronting Powerful Employers

Were you injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Syria or elsewhere while working for a U.S. company? If so, your case is covered under the Defense Base Act (DBA), which is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. You may be entitled to very valuable compensation and reasonable and necessary medical care. We have a proven track record handling cases against powerful employers such as:
  • Halliburton
  • Titan
  • KBR
  • Blackwater USA
  • DynCorp International
  • L-3 Communications
  • S.Y. Coleman
  • Triple Canopy

Obtaining Maximum Benefits

We are lawyers who handle DBA workers’ compensation claims for overseas, non-military workers injured on the job under a contract with the U.S. government.

We will inform you on the benefits to which you are entitled under the DBA, and we will assist you at each stage of your case, making sure that you receive the maximum benefits the law provides.

Please visit our Defense Base Act FAQ if you would like answers to questions you may have regarding your benefits under the Defense Base Act.

Offering Compassionate Representation

If you are a family member of a loved one who has died as a result of an injury on the job, you may be eligible for valuable compensation, funeral expenses and/or a lump sum settlement. We understand how sensitive such moment may be for you and your family. Thus, we strive to offer you a considerate and compassionate representation during this time of need. We will assist you in recovering future lost wages to ease the financial burden resulting from your loved one’s passing.

Over 6000 Claims

filed on behalf of injured workers.

Including claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and Florida Workers' Compensation Act. We are experienced workers' comp attorneys, with a proven track record of securing excellent results for injured workers, for more than 20 years.

Call us now to discuss your case, a free consultation, no obligations!  305-595-3350

Get Your Free Case Consultation

If you would like to get a FREE evaluation on your Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act,  Florida Workers' Compensation Act, or any other injury case, please provide us with your specific details.

We are committed to each of our clients. We vow to serve you and your case to the best of our abilities.

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