Tenacious Florida Attorneys Battle on Behalf of Defense Base Act Claimants
Assertive Orlando lawyers pursue benefits for civilian workers injured on overseas U.S. military sites
The U.S. Armed Forces rely on civilian contractors to handle various jobs on military bases around the world. When a worker is injured on a foreign installation, the Defense Base Act authorizes benefits similar to those of workers' compensation programs. To make sure that these workplace victims can collect the payments they are entitled to, the skilled attorneys of Meyers & Stanley in the Orlando area fight for Florida clients in Defense Base Act claims. With plenty of pertinent experience, we understand how to cut through red tape so that you can receive the funds you need.
Strong advocates handle workplace injury claims arising from incidents at military outposts
The Defense Base Act is an extension of the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, which is administered by the Department of Labor. Claimants are entitled to receive medical treatment costs and lost wage benefits if they fit into one of the following categories:
- Individuals working on bases or other sites used by the military outside the United States, including U.S. territories.
- Workers who are outside the country based on contracts executed in accordance with the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act. This law governs transactions such as sales of military equipment to other nations.
- People, such as USO personnel, who are performing support functions for the benefit of service members stationed overseas.
No matter what your specific job might be, our Florida firm has the ability and background to assemble the key information promptly and guide you to a successful result.
Aggressive law firm fights for U.S. military contractors who are hurt while working on a foreign job
Collecting the benefits you are entitled to requires adherence to Department of Labor rules. The initial notice of injury form should be submitted as quickly as possible. Following that, you have one year to file an LS-203 Claim for Compensation form. At our firm, we advise clients on the completion of these forms and vigorously work for payments to cover your medical costs and two-thirds of your lost wages. Benefits can be temporary or permanent based on your condition and can also be provided on a limited basis if you suffer from a partial disability.
Contact an assertive Florida attorney for representation in a Defense Base Act case
If you have been hurt while working as a contractor or providing support to the U.S. Armed Forces in another nation, Meyers & Stanley in Orlando will assert your rights under the Defense Base Act. If you're eligible for benefits, our attorneys will file the necessary documents and maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome in your matter. Call 407-218-6639 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.