The Defense Base Act (DBA) is an extension of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. It covers not just the maritime employees as outlined in the latter but it also extends the coverage to employees of the US Military bases and other workers involved in the defense of the country even if outside the US.
It is a federal law and thus administered by the US Department of Labor. If outside US, the work on contracts is approved and funded through the Foreign Assistance Act. Contact us to know if you could possibly qualify.
The amount of compensation paid is calculated using your Average Weekly Wage (AWW) as basis. We at Workers’ Compensation LLC can help you calculate the benefits you may be entitled to according to the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. DBA insurers pay one in two weeks.
Benefits work like your disability benefits under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. It stops when you are fit to work again.
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Report the injury immediately. It must be in writing and submitted to your immediate supervisor. We will help you with the filing process to get that out of the way. We will make sure that you file it properly to avoid any repercussions. There are certain timelines and you have to meet the deadline of filing. Do not sit on your rights. Contact us immediately. There are claims that need to be filed as soon as possible or within two years.
Claims may take several years! It is important that you seek a lawyer for advice on how to be awarded benefits under these act. Contact us at 504-838-8883 to know more about the Defense Base Act, Louisiana Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and OCSLA. Or you can visit our other offices at Metairie, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Monroe and Amite City.