SAN DIEGO, CA – Mara Law Firm is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Defense Base Act section on its website and is currently accepting new clients with claims under the law. This expansion of the firm’s service offering will allow it to better serve injured employees around the world.
The Defense Base Act is a federal law that provides a form of workers’ compensation to civilian workers who work with the United States military. Coverage under the Act includes benefits for medical expenses and lost income. Importantly, workers do not have to be United States citizens in order to qualify for benefits under the defense base act, and any company under contract with the United States military is required to provide their employees with coverage.
Under the provisions of the Defense Base Act, injured workers who are eligible for coverage are entitled to compensation regardless of fault. That means that there is no need to establish liability in a Defense Base Act claim; it is enough to show that an employee is covered by the act and suffered a job-related injury. Examples of the kinds of incidents that can entitle victims to benefits under the Defense Base Act include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Occupational illnesses related to employment
- Military action
Importantly, family members of covered employees who lose loved ones in accidents related to their employment can also obtain benefits.
Employees who are injured in overseas accidents while working with the U.S. military should be aware of the fact that employers and their insurance companies invariably want to settle Defense Base Act claims for as little as possible. For this reason, it is highly advisable for anyone with a claim under the Defense Base Act to retain an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Some of the ways in which an experienced Defense Base Act lawyer can help injured workers obtain their maximum benefits include:
- Investigating their accident and determining whether they have valid claims
- Gathering and presenting documentation in support of their claim
- Preparing and filing all necessary paperwork
- Representing victims in settlement negotiations and attempting to secure an adequate settlement
- Filing an appeal, if necessary
- Taking the matter to court, if an appeal is unsuccessful
Mara Law Firm is a San Diego-based employment and Defense Base Act law firm that works exclusively with employees. The firm’s lawyers represent the rights of people who have suffered wage theft or experienced other issues prohibited by California labor law and civilian employees who have suffered an injury overseas.
Individuals who believe they have a claim under either California labor law or the Defense Base Act can schedule a free case evaluation with one of the firm’s attorneys by calling them at 833-964-1062 or send them an email through the firm’s online contact form.
Company Name: Mara Law Firm
Contact Person: David Mara, Esq.
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Phone: 6192342833, 833-266-9381
Address:2650 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 205
City: San Diego
State: California, 92108
Country: United States