Maryland Lawyers Helping Military Contractors Hurt Overseas
Serving Maryland and the District of Columbia
Military contractors hurt overseas may not realize that they have a right to workers' compensation benefits through an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act called the Defense Base Act.
Not many workers' compensation attorneys understand how to navigate this program, which has its own procedures and time lines. At Michael D. Dobbs, we have intimate knowledge of the Defense Base Act and how to apply for DBA benefits. In fact, many lawyers in the community specifically refer these kinds of cases to our firm because of our knowledge and success.
Michael D. Dobbs has a long-standing history of helping injured people in complex cases. If you are a military contractor hurt overseas with questions about your DBA or workers' compensation eligibility, contact our office in Rockville to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.
Your Job Is to Get Better. Ours Is to Get Compensation for You.
At Michael D. Dobbs, our attorneys help military contractors hurt overseas as they served on U.S. military bases get full, fair compensation for their injuries and losses. We handle complex cases and catastrophic injuries such as:
- Knee, shoulder, back and neck injuries
- Truck accidents resulting from setting off an IED
- Loss of limb or paralysis from explosions
- Shrapnel injuries from friendly or enemy fire
Helping Injured Military Contractors File for the Right Benefits
Under the military contractors' compensation program (the Defense Base Act), you have one year from the date of injury to file a claim for benefits. When you contact our firm, we will help you complete the initial paperwork and represent at every step of the process, including all hearings and any necessary appeals.
If you have a simultaneous third-party personal injury or products liability claim, we can represent you in that case, as well. We know how to coordinate the cases to make sure you maximize your compensation package.
We handle these claims on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you owe us no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
We know that many military contractors hurt overseas are well paid for their services as they help the war effort, but you still deserve compensation if you were injured on the job. Contact us today to set up a free consultation at our office in Rockville, Maryland.