WHO IS COVERED
UNDER THE DBA?

At the Mara Law Firm we are proud to fight for the rights of workers who are injured in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere overseas while covered by the Defense Base Act.
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NATIONWIDE DBA Coverage

The Defense Base Act was enacted in 1941, in recognition of the fact that non-military US citizens were increasingly being employed on American military bases and needed the protection of workers’ compensation benefits. Today, it has been extended to include employees of private companies, contractors and non-citizens, including host-country nationals and third-country nationals, who help foster and protect American interests globally. Covered employment activities include work:

  • For private employers on U.S. military bases or on any lands used by the U.S. for military purposes outside of the United States, including those in U.S. Territories and possessions;
  • On public work contracts with any U.S. government agency, including construction and service contracts in connection with national defense or with war activities outside the United States;
  • On contracts approved and funded by the U.S. under the Foreign Assistance Act, which among other things provides for cash sale of military equipment, materials, and services to its allies, if the contract is performed outside of the United States;
  • For American employers providing welfare or similar services outside the United States for the benefit of the Armed Services, e.g. the United Service Organizations (USO).

While You Heal, We Fight For Your Rights

Our attorneys at Mara Law Firm help their clients and their clients’ families recover maximum monetary damages. For more than 25 years, we have continued to provide smart legal strategies and a high degree of service to help ensure the best possible outcome.

Offering Clients Peace Of Mind

When you are seriously injured in a Defense Base Act accident, you need to know your attorneys are doing everything they possibly can to get you the best medical treatment and benefits. You need to know that your legal rights are being vigorously protected. We can give you that kind of peace of mind. The attorney you select makes all the difference in whether you prevail in your DBA case.

Our work injury firm has been effectively handling DBA and related cases since the late 1980s by putting the client first.

Discuss Your Case With A Defense Base Act Attorney Today

We understand that you have questions about your rights and safety. We are committed to fighting to get you the justice you deserve and regain peace of mind in the process. Contact Mara Law Firm today to discuss your case with a DBA Lawyer. The consultation is free and confidential, and we only get paid if we obtain relief for you.

Feeling Overwhelmed And Don’t Know Where To Start? Get Our Free DBA Guide

Here you will find answers to the ten most common Defense Base Act questions, learn what to say (and what not to say) to the adjustor, and much more. In addition to giving you an overview of the Defense Base Act, you will find references to the “Win Your Defense Base Act” book, which includes more in-depth information on specific topics.

Contact The Mara Law Firm about Your DBA Claim

Contact us todayDefense Base Act Attorney David Mara to schedule a free confidential consultation with our Defense Base Act Lawyers. Our dedicated staff will provide you with the attention and consideration that you deserve in your time of need. Our Defense Base Act attorneys at the Mara Law Firm will devote ourselves to protecting your interests and obtaining the maximum benefits that your case merits.

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    • I remember screaming at a dear friend of mine saying, “WHY WON’T THE INSURANCE COVER MY TREATMENT!” He said, “…because they know if they do it will increase your settlement.” I said, “WHAT SETTLEMENT! I JUST WANT TO GET TREATMENT! I DIDN’T ASK FOR A SETTLEMENT!” Somewhere I found out that for some insurance companies they are more concerned with protecting their money. This means you are thinking about treatment and getting better while they are thinking about money. Get someone that is on your side that will fight for you. They fought for me…and won.

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    • He represented myself and many old CO-workers. They were very professional & I’d recommend them to anyone. Great Lawyers for the forgotten working man.

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    • I would definitely recommend David and really appreciated all the hard work he contributed. David really went the extra mile to help his customers. We were very happy and satisfied with his services. Thank you David!

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    • Mr. Mara was a pleasure to work with. He kept me in the loop. Can’t say enough how good it feels to have someone fighting for you, giving you a voice.

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    • I was blown away by the results my case got. It far exceeded my expectations. Not only do you get someone who is a great professional; but he will fight for what you deserve. I was uncertain in the beginning; now I’m a believer. Mr. Mara is also personable. Lisa his paralegal was tremendous throughout the whole process. She would keep me updated on the whole process. Don’t cheat yourself by using anyone else; you will be taken care of the right way if you choose Dave

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    • Mr. Mara and his firm helped me file a claim for death benefits on behalf of my late husband. I was very pleased with his knowledge, research, and representation regarding my DBA claim for death benefits. I would absolutely recommend him and its associates to my friends, family, and others needing an attorney who specializes in employment, personal injury, and death benefits. Mr. Mara was very compassionate, timely, and responsive to my family’s needs. I can’t thank him enough.

      Sally A ChandSan Francisco

    • Dave Mara  did an outstanding job on my DBA case. Dave I personally want to thank you for guiding me in the right direction and having a successful case outcome. God bless you for all the effort you put into my DBA case. Words can’t describe how thankful I am. Thank you for helping injured over seas contractors.

      Jim Joned San Francisco

    • Mr. Mara and his staff were very professional and I would highly recommend Mr. Mara. Mr. Mara had my best interests in settling my case and I am very appreciative of all he and his staff did for me. If I ever needed help or had simple questions, Mr. Mara and his staff were always available to take my calls and help me. Highly recommend this firm!

      DebSan Francisco

    • Dave Mara  comes with a very high recommendation. He took a workmans compensation case for me and really handled it well. It was an unclear case, and a new issue that the WC most likely had never seen. He kept me up to date with the long confusing process and was very understanding and sympathetic to my plight( I was the victim of a violent crime). Dave has no big lawyer shenanigans and dramatic posing, he is a down to earth, fair , honest hard working lawyer who really does not seem like an an attorney at all. I recommend anyone in the SD area to consult with Dave it was a painless process.

      Linda DSan Francisco

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