Defense Base Act in Puerto Rico
DBA Is To Protect Workers Injured While Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Much of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and Maria.
In response, the United States Government has awarded many contracts to private companies in order to provide humanitarian, infrastructure, and other assistance.
As part of this rebuilding, all government contractors working in Puerto Rico are required to provide insurance for their injured workers; this insurance is covered under the Defense Base Act.
Your Workers Compensation Insurance Is Required
The Defense Base Act requires all U.S. government contractors and subcontractors to secure workers’ compensation insurance for their employees working overseas.
Your Employer is Liable for Your Benefits
According to Industry Notice No. 169, “the Act requires every employer to be liable for, and to secure the payment of, disability, medical, and death benefits to its employees in the event of injury or death.
If a subcontractor fails to secure the payment of compensation, the employer will be liable for and be required to secure the payment of such benefits.”
Injured While Working for a Government Contractor?
If you are injured while working for a government contractor in Puerto Rico please contact us and let us help you secure your Defense Base Act benefits.
If you are injured while working in Puerto Rico under a contract with the United States, you are entitled to very valuable benefits under the Defense Base Act.
Our Law Firm at a Glance
The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., fighting for injured workers under since 1996
Over $150,000,000 obtained in benefits and/or settlements for our clients during the past 20 years
Over 2,000 mediations on behalf of injured workers
Over 3,000 claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Over 60 years of combined attorney experience in assisting injured workers
Over 2,000 injured workers’ cases
Over 6,000 claims filed on behalf of injured workers
Over 200 injured workers’ cases taken to trial
You can rely upon our experience, knowledge, expertise and commitment to get the job done on your DBA case. We are ready to go to work for you today!
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