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DBA Lawyers Fight For Your Rights

The Defense Base Act (DBA) covers civilian contractors injured in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. The DBA provides valuable compensation, payable at 2/3 of your Average Weekly Wage (AWW), for so long as your treating physician says you are unable to work. The DBA also provides reasonable and necessary medical care for so long... read more

DBA Lawyer Fights For Injured Workers Against Halliburton And KBR

DBA Lawyer Fights For Injured Workers Halliburton’s KBR subsidiary is an employer providing services in engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, logistics and project management in the construction and re-construction projects in war torn Iraq and Afghanistan.  KBR hires employees throughout the world, but primarily out of the United States.  If you have been injured while... read more

Australian Citizens Injured Are Covered Under The DBA

Australian Citizens Are Covered Under The DBA   We have represented Australian citizens who have been injured while working in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. If you are from Australia or any country whatsoever, you need to know that if you are injured in Iraq or Afghanistan while working for a contractor hired to complete the mission... read more

Costa Rican Citizens Are Covered Under The DBA

We have represented Costa Rican citizens who have been injured while working in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. If you are from Costa Rica or any country whatsoever, you need to know that if you are injured in Iraq or Afghanistan while working for a contractor hired to complete the mission of the U.S. in Iraq and/or... read more

DBA Cases Against Global Linguist Solutions

We handled a very interesting case for a man who lives in the Detroit, Michigan area in a suburb called Macomb, Michigan. Our client was hired by Global Linguist Solutions as a linguist due to his fluency in Arabic. He was transported to Iraq to assist the military in providing translations and interpreting during missions.... read more

DBA Lawyers Obtain Scheduled Benefit In A DBA Case

DBA Lawyers Obtain Scheduled Benefit In A DBA Case Did you know that under the Defense Base Act, there is a schedule for calculating benefits to certain body parts? It seems somewhat arbitrary and unfair in our opinion to assign a certain number of weeks of disability compensation for injuries to certain body parts. However,... read more

Suicide Attack At DynCorp Facility

Attack At DynCorp Facility in Kabul Afghanistan Results In Multiple Deaths On July 02, 2013, five suicide attackers entered a military base at Camp North Gate outside of Kabul, Afghanistan.  Camp North Gate was used primarily to house civilian employees of DynCorp International, a military contractor.  The attack resulted in multiple deaths and injuries of... read more

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