Did you know that you only have one year from the date of your accident, or date of last payment of compensation, to file a claim in a DBA case? According to 33 U.S.C. 913, “the right to compensation for disability or death under this Act shall be barred unless a claim therefor is filed within one year after the injury or death.” If compensation has been paid, then you have one year from the date of last payment of compensation. Medical benefits are never time barred. If you have a DBA claim, make sure that you protect your rights by filing a claim within one year from your accident date or within one year from the last payment of compensation. If you have any questions about how to file a DBA claim, contact us and we will walk you through the procedure.

Clifford R. Mermell, Esq.

Clifford R. Mermell, Esq., created the law firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. on March 1, 1996. Mr. Mermell has been the senior and managing partner of the firm since its creation. The firm was created to champion the rights of injured workers nationwide. It represents cases under the Worker’s Compensation, Wrongful Termination, Personal Injury, Admiralty and Maritime, Defense Base Act, and Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act Laws.


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