Defense Base Act Blog

Suicide attack at DynCorp facility outside Kabul Afghanistan results in multiple deaths and serious injuries

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 21, 2013

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 innocent civilian contractors.  Our condolences go out to those families of […]

Defense Base Act Lawyer Fights For Injured Workers Against Halliburton

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 18, 2013

(DBA) Defense Base Act Lawyer Fights For you 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 […]

DBA Attorneys Fight For Your Benefits In A DBA Case

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 17, 2013

In a DBA injury case, you are entitled to compensation for temporary total disability at the rate of two thirds of your average weekly wage, up to the maximum compensation rate (effective 10/01/09 that is $1,256.84 per week) for so long as a doctor says you are unable to return to work on a temporary […]

Defense Base Act DBA Lawyers Help Injured Workers Obtain First Free Choice Of Physician In DBA Cases

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 10, 2013

If you are injured in Iraq and/or Afghanistan and have coverage under the DBA for your injuries, you are entitled by law to choose your physician?  This is an extremely important benefit and it can make the difference between whether you get your compensation benefits and adequate medical care or not.  The law provides you […]

DBA Defense Base Act Attorneys Help Workers Who Suffer PTSD As A Result Of Working Overseas

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 9, 2013

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and disabling psychiatric condition.  If you have been diagnosed with PTSD as a result of working in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be entitled to valuable compensation and medical care under the Defense Base Act (DBA).  We have helped many injured workers who are returning from […]

DBA Attorneys

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 8, 2013

At the Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we are dedicated to the representation of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, 42 U.S.C.1651, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. 901 et. seq., and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, F.S. 440 et.seq. DBA Attorneys Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. Attorney at […]

Defense Base Act (DBA) Attorneys Explain Benefits Injured Workers Are Entitled To Recover If Injured In Iraq Or Afghanistan

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 5, 2013

Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. has handled Defense Base Act cases for the past 22 years.  He has helped residents of Florida win big cases for injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Mermell has helped over 2,000 injured workers obtain valuable compensation and medical benefits.  Although his main office is in Miami, he has traveled throughout […]

Defense Base Act (DBA) Lawyers Obtain Scheduled Benefit In A Defense Base Act Case

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | July 2, 2013

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, that is exactly what the Defense Base Act provides […]

Hiring A Defense Base Act DBA Attorney To Handle Your Defense Base Act Injury Case

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | June 30, 2013

The outcome of your DBA case can be dramatically affected by the lawyer you choose to handle your case. Therefore choose wisely. We suggest that you make sure to ask at least two very important questions when hiring your DBA lawyer: 1. How much experience does your lawyer have in handling DBA cases? A Defense […]

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