If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a civilian contractor for the U.S. government or military, don’t hesitate to contact the Defense Base Act lawyers of Montagna Law. Our experienced team of DBA lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve
From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and loss of limbs and hearing to health conditions caused by long-term exposure to toxic substances, we have seen and won cases for it all.
DBA claimants are eligible to receive weekly benefits for time lost from work, dependent benefits for employees who were killed, and coverage for all medical expenses. It is important that you seek legal help immediately after an accident.
You do not have to settle with the insurance company. A Defense Base Act attorney will help you to hold the guilty parties accountable and we will fight for every penny you deserve.
Our DBA lawyers represent disabled or injured workers on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. We are very confident that we are a fit for you. We can get you the benefits you deserve.
Montagna Law is a leading personal injury law firm in Norfolk, Virginia and has an extensive history of helping our clients recover maximum compensation allowed under the law. We’ve won big for our clients. Let us do the same for you.
You will never have to worry about feeling like just a number at Montagna Law. Every case and client that comes to us is different and we never use a cookie-cutter defense. Each of our clients receives one-on-one personal attention as we take the time to get to know you and your situation and offer a fresh and individualized approach.
We have decades of experience working with personal injury and auto accident cases. We’ve successfully fought for hundreds of clients and we can fight for you too.
Employers and insurance companies will try to trick you in order to pay the lowest possible amount no matter how severe your injuries or significant your expenses. Our personal injury lawyers will keep them from taking advantage of you and always maintain your best interest.
We have a zero-dollar, no-obligation consultation policy. Our fees are recovered from the money awarded to you. You will not owe us a thing until we have reached a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Contact us now and we will guide you through your rights and the steps you should take now to get the best outcome for your future.
The Defense Base Act extends the coverage of the Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) to civilian employees under contract with the U.S. government performing work overseas. The law provides medical care and compensation for injuries, and death benefits to eligible survivors. Please contact the law firm of Montagna Klein Camden if you have any questions about your case.
You are covered by the Defense Base Act if you fit into one of the following four criteria:
Covered employees injured during the course of employment are entitled to receive compensation for temporary total disability at the rate of two-thirds their average weekly earnings, up to a current maximum rate per week. Compensation is also available for partial loss of earnings.
If your loved one dies as a result of an injury on the job, you are entitled to death benefits. Death benefits are paid at the rate of one-half of the employee’s average weekly earnings to a surviving spouse or one child, or two-thirds of average weekly wage for two or more eligible survivors up to the current maximum rate per week. The Defense Base Act also entitles family members to receive money for funeral expenses up to $3,000.
Permanent total disability and death benefits may be payable for life, and are subject to annual cost of living adjustments. The injured employee is also entitled to medical treatment by a physician of his/her choice, as the injury may require.