Accomplished South Carolina Attorney Helps Defense Base Act Claimants Obtain Benefits

Knowledgeable Charleston lawyer seeks 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 worker is injured on a foreign installation, the Defense Base Act authorizes benefits similar to those of workers' compensation programs. At Marvel et al., LLC in the Charleston area, I represent South Carolina clients in Defense Base Act claims and make sure that workplace victims can collect the payments they are entitled to. With significant pertinent experience, I understand how to cut through red tape so that you can receive the funds you need.

Thorough advocate handles 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, I have the ability and background to assemble the key information promptly and guide you to a successful result.

Experienced attorney 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. I will advise you 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

At Marvel et al., LLC in Charleston, I serve Charleston area individuals who have been hurt while working as a contractor or providing support to the U.S. Armed Forces in another nation, explaining their rights under the Defense Base Act And, if they're eligible for benefits, filing the necessary documents and maximizing the likelihood of a positive outcome. Call 843-853-4877 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my office.