Mainstay Law LLC is dedicated to preserving the rights of injured workers. A workplace injury is a nightmare of an ordeal most times, especially if it has resulted in hefty medical bills. Don’t go through trail or mediation on your own. Hire a lawyer who is experienced in handling Defense Base Act claims. Contact us today via our online contact form, or give us a ring at 1-833-291-1818.
The Defense Base Act
If you are not familiar with personal injury legal proceedings, then you may not know about Defense Base Act claims. In 1941 workers’ compensation coverage under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was extended to persons working on American military bases overseas.
A common question in regard to Defense Base Act claims is, “Who is covered?” If you are a United States civilian working under contract for the U.S. government in other countries and are injured on the job, then you very well may fall under the Defense Base Act. Common overseas roles at U.S. installations include construction workers and laborers, food service workers, surveillance and security personnel, logistic specialists, interpreters, and truck drivers and mechanics.
You may not qualify for Defense Base Act claims if you are an employee covered under the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act, an employee involved in domestic agriculture, service, or other employment secondary to the contract, or a captain or crew member of a vessel.
Why Enlist Mainstay Law LLC
Mainstay Law LLC is one of the few firms in the United States that handles Defense Base Act claims and related personal injury cases. Christy Johnson, the founder of the firm, has spent years defending employers and workers’ compensation insurers against claims asserted by injured workers and has knowledge of how defense strategies are developed. This will give you the edge you need to win your Defense Base Act claims. Ms. Johnson also offers expert mediation services. Whether through mediation or trial, you can be assured that Mainstay Law LLC is looking out for your best interests.