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Accomplished Georgia Attorneys Help Defense Base Act Claimants Obtain Benefits

Knowledgeable Savannah lawyers seek compensation 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 civilian contractor employed by the U.S. is injured on an overseas U.S. military base, the Defense Base Act authorizes the recovery of lost wages and medical benefits like those of state workers' compensation programs. To make sure that workplace injury victims receive the payments and medical treatment they are entitled to, the skilled attorneys of Zipperer, Lorberbaum, Beauvais & Gotwalt in Savannah represent U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from the United States in Defense Base Act claims. With our experience, we understand how to present and litigate your claim, if necessary, so that you can receive the funds and the medical treatment you need.

SKILLED 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 U.S. 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.

No matter what your specific job might be, our firm has the ability and background to assemble the key information promptly and guide you to a successful result.

Experienced law firm assists 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. 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 a trustworthy 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, our firm will explain your rights under the Defense Base Act. If you're eligible for benefits, the attorneys of Zipperer, Lorberbaum, Beauvais & Gotwalt will file the necessary documents and maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome in your matter. Call 912-963-1341 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Savannah office.