When taking a position as an overseas contractor, many risks and hazards may accompany the work. Although an injury is not an expected result, if you are hurt, it is important to take necessary steps to ensure you are properly compensated. The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides benefits and disability compensation for overseas government employees. Before filing a claim, make sure these steps are followed:
See a Doctor
File a Report and Document Evidence
As soon as possible, you should file a report with your employer documenting your injury. It is also important to collect necessary evidence and document what actually occurred, in case your employer tries to dispute your claim.
Contact a DBA Lawyer
Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A. are experienced Defense Base Act attorneys that specialize in making sure injured workers overseas are fairly compensated. For a Free, confidential consultation, give us a call today.