Do I need a Defense Base Act Lawyer?

If you are a contract worker injured in Iraq or Afghanistan you need a Defense Base Act Lawyer.  At the firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we have a combined 43 years of experience in the handling of Defense Base Act cases.  Did you know that if you are injured while working in Iraq or Afghanistan, you have the right to choose your doctor.  The law governing your case is the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which is an extension of the Defense Base Act.  Under that law, an injured worker has the right to choose his first physician.  This is a very crucial aspect of your case.  You want to make sure that you get a well qualified doctor that can help you with your specific injury and who will be an advocate for you to make sure you get the care you need.  At Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we have maintained a data base of doctors in all different specialty areas.  We will guide you and help you choose the right doctor for you.  Your care and your case depend on this choice.  Contact us today and let us guide you through this complicated area of the law so that you get the benefits and medical care you deserve.  We can also help you obtain a favorable lump sum cash settlement of your case.  You can reach us at 305 595 3350 or by email at or you can go on our website at and complete our questionaire on our Contact Us page.  We look forward to putting our experience, reputation and success into your case so that you get an excellent result.  Contact us today!

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