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Much of life as we know it has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses are closed – either temporarily or permanently – and people are encouraged to limit their contact with others as much as possible. If you were injured while working on a U.S. defense contract overseas, you might not know how to proceed or where to turn for help in these uncertain times.

It is important to know that your rights to benefits under the Defense Base Act (DBA) should not be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Public health measures do not alter your rights under the law, and if you sustained a job-related injury in a foreign country, you can file a claim for coverage of:

  • The costs of your medical treatment
  • A percentage of income lost due to your injuries

You will not receive these benefits automatically, however, and you must take certain steps to file a successful claim. 

Many people make errors during the claim process or have their claims denied for other reasons. It can be extremely helpful to have a DBA lawyer on your side from the start of the claims process, and you should certainly seek legal help if your claim has been denied. But with everything closed and disrupted due to the pandemic, can you receive help with your DBA claim?

We are Ready to Help Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At Mara Law Firm, we know the health risks and concerns present during the pandemic, so our team is working remotely to continue to serve our clients in a safe manner. While we are striving to do our part to minimize the spread of the coronavirus in our community, rest assured that we took the steps to remain fully operational to best serve existing and new clients. 

When you call our firm, someone will be available to speak with you at any time, any day. We know that your concerns about your work-related injuries and benefits do not halt because of the pandemic, so we are ready to help. We can do the following ane more:

  • Assess your rights to DBA benefits
  • Prepare and file your DBA claim
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to obtain maximum benefits for you
  • Appeal claim denials
  • File a lawsuit if needed

There are many ways we can stand up for your rights from the safety of our homes, so please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance.

Speak with Our Experienced DBA Attorneys Right Away

Work-related injuries can disrupt your life. After dedicating yourself to defense contract work away from your family and friends, the last thing you should be responsible for is your financial losses from your injury. Employers and insurance companies do not make the process of obtaining benefits easy, so you should always seek the representation and assistance of the skilled DBA attorneys at Mara Law Firm

Contact us online or call (619) 234-2833 for a free case evaluation and to learn more about how we can help you get back on your feet.

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