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Defense Base Act Attorneys Fight For Your Rights At Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A.

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | December 8, 2010

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 […]

Defense Base Act Attorneys Represent Civilian Contractors Injured In Iraq, Afghanistan And Around The World

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | December 3, 2010

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 […]

Hiring A Defense Base Act Lawyer To Handle Your Defense Base Act Injury Case

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 15, 2010

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 […]

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

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 7, 2010

Did you know that 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. […]

Defense Base Act Attorney Fights For Injured Workers Against Halliburton And KBR

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 7, 2010

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 working for KBR in Iraq or […]

DBA Lawyers Fight For Your Benefits In A DBA Injury Case

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 6, 2010

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 Lawyer Educates Injured Workers As To Statute Of Limitations In A Defense Base Act (DBA) Case

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 4, 2010

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 […]

Defense Base Act Lawyers Represent Civilian Contractors Injured In Iraq, Afghanistan And Around The World

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 2, 2010

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 […]

DBA/Longshore – Florida Worker’s Compensation – Jones Act Seaman – Some 2010 Cases

By Clifford R. Mermell, Esq. | November 1, 2010

Thank you for your interest in the Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. 2010 cases. To see the latest cases please go to this page

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