Personal injury is an anxiety-inducing ordeal for anyone to go through. Thankfully, laws have been passed that preserve the rights of injured workers – particularly military and government-related sectors. If you are looking for someone to help you navigate claims related to the Defense Base Act New Orleans area, contact Mainstay Law LLC today via our online contact form, or call 1-833-291-1818.
Preserving the Rights of Workers
Workers in virtually every sector have rights of some sorts. Whether it’s the right to have a certain number of days off, or the right to not be harassed in the workplace, you have rights as an employee – particularly when it comes to being injured.
Do not be intimidated into signing any documents releasing your employer of their responsibility to cover your work-related injury. Contact a lawyer, and if it is related to Defense Base Act New Orleans, contact Mainstay Law LLC.
The Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act (DBA) ensures that federal workers’ compensation is extended under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) to civilian contractors injured on U.S. installations overseas.
Civilians who work under contract for the U.S. government in other countries fall under the Defense Base Act. If you are stationed overseas on U.S. installations in the following roles you may qualify for Defense Base Act: truck drivers and mechanics, interpreters, logistic specialists, surveillance and security personnel, food service workers, and last but not least, construction workers and laborers.
If you align yourself with the above criteria then compensation may be available to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, back pay, and disability. Mainstay Law LLC is one of the few firms in the U.S. that handle Defense Base Act cases. If you wish to stay out of the courtroom, there are options for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation.
Whether through mediation or trial, Mainstay LLC will look out for your best interests.