Ft. Lauderdale attorneys represent injured employees of military contractors under Defense Base Act
Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett take great pride in going above and beyond the call of duty when representing their clients. The attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in Worker’s Compensation Law and represent their clients aggressively to obtain the maximum amount of financial and medical benefits they deserve. Now the attorneys bring their legal experience and expertise to help those injured while serving as employees of government contractors under the Defense Base Act (DBA). The DBA is an enhanced version of workers’ compensation that covers civilian workers on U.S. and overseas military bases. The DBA also covers individuals hurt while working on a short term or temporary work assignment for a United States government contractor in a foreign country.
Because government contractors hire employees to work in dangerous and life-threatening situations in war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, injuries to civilians can be as severe and debilitating as they are to the soldiers they are supporting. Employers under contract to the U.S. government are required to have DBA insurance on all employees. Unfortunately, getting compensation for medical and rehabilitative care has been fraught with problems and frustrations for the injured and their families. Employers of contractors are often slow to report employee injuries, which can delay processing claims and prevent payments.
Insurance companies have come under fire for not covering injuries fully, which further frustrates the injured workers, putting undue stress on them and their families. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, contract employees are “crucial to U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but civilian workers wounded on the job must battle an insurance system marked by long delays and high costsÃ¢â‚¬¦.” The workers have been called the “invisible, discardable military.”
At The Law Offices of Jason Barnett, injured clients are never “invisible.” They are represented aggressively and expertly to get them the maximum amount of financial and medical benefits they deserve, benefits they have earned. The attorneys will deal with the insurance company lawyers and government contractor employers to ensure that the injured employees are not ignored or dismissed by those they have served.
Initial consultations with the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett are free, and there is never a fee until the case is settled or won. To discuss your case with an attorney, call 954.618.1776 (local) or toll free 1. 888.854.8700.
About The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett, P.A.:
The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett, P.A. – Fort Lauderdale attorneys Jason Barnett and Adam Barnett specialize in issues related to workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and personal injury. To contact them, call 954.618.1776 or toll free 1.888.854.8700, or email [email protected] To learn more about the firm’s attorneys and practice, visit their website at http://www.barnettlawyers.com.
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