Maritime/Longshore and Defense Base Act Cases
For years, civilian workers have been hired by American companies to work on overseas projects, worldwide. In Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries there are currently thousands of civilian employees currently at work in the reconstruction of war torn areas as well as assisting the American military.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, many companies including such examples as Halliburton, Bechtel, Dyncorp, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), have been contracted by the U. S. Government, which means that their workers are often placed in harm’s way. In other areas of the world, workers are hired to build United States embassies and other U. S. government buildings in foreign countries from England to the Soviet Union and Asia. US military forces are in service around the world in Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Panama, Turkey, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Guam and many other countries. This means that whenever and wherever civilian contractors are contracted to aid in the mission of the United States government, whether there is an associated military presence or not, their employees risk the possibility of on the job injuries.
With thirty years of compensation claims experience our practice has grown in the representation of employees of American companies that conduct the business of the US Government overseas. We currently represent numerous workers from around the United States and are pursuing their cases which have risen due to a variety of injuries, from head, back, neck, arm, shoulder, hand, knee and/or leg and foot injuries. Among our cases are gunshot wounds that produced catastrophic injury and even death. We believe in our ability to help Defense Base Act claimants or their families in filing a claim and securing proper workers’ compensation benefits due under the Defense Base Act, which is a federal workers’ compensation law covering such injuries.
Our firm requires no up front attorney fees for DBA cases and the Defense Base Act itself requires all lawyer fees to be approved. Our attorney fee is contingent based and will only be owed if we are able to win and collect funds for you, which means that any injured worker can afford to retain his or her own lawyer! For representation from our team led by Jorden Pedersen, and for more information on Defense Base Act-related claims, please visit our site discussing those claims by clicking here.