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Defense Base Act

Our firm can handle your claim if you are a civilian who was injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Syria or anywhere overseas while working for a U.S. company under a contract with the U.S. government, when you suffered your accident.

Were you injured in Iraq or Afghanistan while working for a U.S. company such as KBR, Halliburton, Armor Group, Bechtel, Titan, Blackwater USA, DynCorp International, L-3 Communications, S.Y. Coleman or Triple Canopy?

Call our experienced Defense Base Act Lawyers now at 305.595.3350. Your case is covered under the Defense Base Act which is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. We have the experience and reputation necessary to maximize your recovery. You may be entitled to very valuable compensation and reasonable and necessary medical care. Our knowledgeable Defense Base Act Attorneys can help you fight for your benefits and obtain very favorable lump sum cash settlements for your injuries. Visit Verdicts and Settlements to view the excellent results we have obtained for our clients under the Defense Base Act since 1996.

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Working at the Florida ports can be a very dangerous job. If you are a longshoreman involved in loading and/or unloading container or cruise ships, and have been injured on the job, it is imperative that you contact an attorney who has experience in handling cases under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell and Pacheco, P.A., has represented several hundreds of longshoremen with every kind of injury imaginable. Our qualified Longshore Attorneys have the experience to handle these cases at all levels of litigation, starting with the administrative procedure under the Department of Labor at the OWCP, to trial before an administrative law judge and appeal to the Benefits Review Board, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and up to the United States Supreme Court. With the experience earned from handling over 750 claims from injured longshoremen, we know how to fight for you and we know how to protect your rights.  Our dependable Longshore lawyers can negotiate a very favorable cash settlement for your case.  Contact Us today!

Florida Workers' Compensation Act

Most workers who are injured on the job as a result of an accident that occurred in the state of Florida are entitled to valuable compensation and medical care under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. A work-related injury can be very stressful on the injured worker and his family. If you have suffered a work injury that has resulted from an accident on the job, including any aggravation or repetitive-use injuries, it is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your rights are protected under Florida law. We will educate you and fight for your medical treatment, full compensation and a lump sum cash settlement.

Maritime Law / Jones Act

As an experienced Maritime Law Firm, we have handled the claims of several crew members under the Jones Act. We will fight for you to obtain your maintenance and cure as well as a lump sum settlement for permanent injuries and pain and suffering. You need a lawyer who is willing to stand up to large and powerful insurance companies to fight for a fair result. For that, you can count on us.  We have over 43 years of experience and have helped more than 2,000 injured persons stand up to large insurance companies to get a fair result.  Our reputation for obtaining large settlements in maritime cases is driven by our tenacious advocacy and willingness to push each case to trial if we are unable to obtain the desired result.


Florida Personal Injury Law

We also represent clients who have suffered serious personal injuries due to the negligence of a third party in a work-related accident. As a result of these efforts, we have the experience to represent you in any type of personal injury neglicence case. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, because of a slip and fall injury, or owing to medical malpractice, we can help. You need a lawyer who is willing to stand up to large and powerful insurance companies to fight for a fair result. For that, you can count on the Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell and Pacheco, P.A., experienced personal injury attorneys in Miami, Florida.

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Contact a competent Defense Base Act Lawyer today at Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. No matter where you live and no matter where you were injured, we have the experience, education, training and reputation you need to bring your DBA case to a successful resolution.

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