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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As one of the largest DBA law firms, we have vast experience in helping overseas employees in the US. Government contractors and subcontractors obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries. Of course, if you have been injured, first and foremost, make sure you report the accident to your employer, no matter how slight the injury may seem, and get the necessary medical care. Next, collect evidence. As with any court case, convincing, compelling evidence is the cornerstone of a successful outcome. Here is a list of items you should present to your attorney to help build a solid case on your behalf:

  1. Incident Report: Known as the LS-201 form (Notice of Employee’s Injury or Death), this is the form that lets your employer know that you have sustained an injury. It’s imperative that the form is filled out completely and accurately and that it includes the date, time, and location of the incident, as well as any steps your employer took. Make sure you keep a copy for yourself (and give it to your attorney).
  2. Medical Documents: This includes records, X-rays, MRIs or CAT scans, bills, and any other information pertinent to your immediate and ongoing medical treatment.
  3. Photographs: It is often true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Any photographic evidence you collect can be helpful. This includes photos of the scene as well as photos of the effects of your injuries. (If you aren’t able to do so, you should ask the hospital or other facility to provide any photographic evidence they may have). Email these to yourself so that you have timestamped proof of the date on which the photos were taken.
  4. Email Records: These are better evidence than phone calls, as most phone conversations are not recorded and may be subject to interpretation. Emails show the date on which they were sent or received and are a way to prove what was or was not said by your employer or insurer.
  5. Wage Records: Your benefits are based on your earnings, so it’s imperative that you know everything you’ve earned – not just wages, but also bonuses or other earnings.
  6. Witness Statements: Gather statements from those who saw your injury during your recovery. You can ask them to send you an email or a written letter with their recollection of events and ask them to describe what happened afterward. They may have seen you limp, saw what caused you to trip, and other details you may not recall.

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