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Many different accidents can happen in many types of workplaces, and job sites for overseas U.S. defense contractors are no different. While some people might associate such jobs with the risk of explosives or violence, everyday accidents such as falls can also regularly cause serious injuries. 

If you suffered injuries while on the job as a defense contractor, the Defense Base Act (DBA) provides you with the right to benefits to cover certain losses. Like workers’ compensation for domestic jobs, DBA benefits can cover the costs of all of your injury-related medical treatment, as well as partial wage replacement, disability benefits, or even death benefits when needed. Contact DBA attorneys who can protect your rights after a fall injury at work. 

Falls from High Places

Many overseas jobs involve construction and contractor work, which is essential to many operations. This often requires workers to perform jobs from high places, including scaffolding, ladders, roofs, cranes, and more. Even with the right safety gear and measures, falls can still happen and leave workers with devastating traumatic injuries. 

Some common injuries from falls from heights include the following:

  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Shattered or fractured bones
  • Amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Torn ligaments or tendons
  • Other soft tissue injuries
  • Internal hemorrhage
  • Internal organ damage

When you fall from a high place, you generally need immediate medical attention, as well as ongoing treatment. Many of the above injuries can also result in permanent disabilities or disfigurement. Because the losses from fall accidents can be so extensive, it is important that you fight for the full amount of DBA benefits you deserve.

Slip and Fall Accidents

When you think of dangerous falls, you might not think of a slip and fall accident on level ground. However, you might not realize that slip and falls can result in serious injuries. Slip and falls can cause the following and more:

  • Fractured wrists or arms
  • Back injuries
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains, or tears

Many slip and fall victims need diagnostic treatment, often followed by months of physical therapy or even surgery. These medical bills can be costly, and your injuries can keep you out of work. Slip and falls can happen in almost any work environment, so they can be a common cause of worksite injuries and claims for DBA benefits. It is important that your costs of treatment and lost wages are properly covered. 

Seek Help from DBA Attorneys You Can Trust

Filing a DBA claim can be a complicated process, even if you know that your injury happened on the job as an overseas defense contractor. Many hiccups can happen that can result in a delay of benefits or even a claim denial. It is worth it to learn how DBA attorneys can help from the start of the process to increase your chances of a successful claim and recovery. Mara Law Firm is ready to help, so please call (619) 234-2833 or contact us online today. 

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