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Defense Base Act Lawyer in Rhode Island

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There are countless civilian workers contracted to the US government and working on military bases or on public works projects overseas. Many of these jobs take place in dangerous places, and unfortunately, accidents and injuries happen. If you’ve been injured or become ill while on the job and working for the US government overseas, you may have grounds to seek compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). To find out, call one of the Rhode Island Defense Base Act attorneys at Audette, Cordeiro & Violette today.

We can help you with your DBA claim. Call our office in Providence today at (401) 371-9555.

What is the Defense Base Act?

The Defense Base Act, or the DBA, is what provides workers’ compensation protection for contracted, civilian employees working for the US government overseas. These workers are often contracted for public works projects or national defense projects. Typically, they are working on US military bases.

Defense Base Act coverage applies to individuals who are:

  • Private employees on US military bases or on land used by the US for military purposes (this includes US territories and other US possessions)
  • Employed by any US government agency under public works contracts
  • Contracted to any projects approved and funded under the US Foreign Assistance Act (when the job is outside the US)
  • Working for US employers and providing services for the Armed Forces, such as the USO

Many civilian workers contracted to the US government in places like the Middle East, Central America, Asia, Africa, and Australia have been injured and are unaware that they are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Defense Base Act. Understanding the DBA can be challenging, and if you or a loved one has been injured while working for the US government overseas, it’s a good idea to speak with a knowledgeable DBA attorney.

No Matter Where You Were Injured, We Can Help

Working overseas is challenging enough and when you are injured on the job, finding out how to seek compensation for your injuries can feel like an impossible task. Our Defense Base Act lawyers in Rhode Island have extensive experience handling DBA claims and our team of dedicated professionals is standing by to answer all of your questions. We help clients understand all of their legal options and guide them through the often-complicated claims process.

Are you a non-military employee and were you injured while working for the Department of Defense or the US government overseas? Audette, Cordeiro & Violette can help you regardless of which country you were working in. We can help you seek the compensation you need for medical care and lost wages, and we will always treat you and your case with the compassion and respect it deserves. We also have multilingual services available.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Rhode Island Defense Base Act lawyers, call (401) 371-9555.

Our Case Results

We are proud to have obtained numerous settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. At Audette, Cordeiro & Violette, we truly care about you and your family. That’s why we strive to recover the maximum compensation you are owed. Throughout the process, you can rely on us to act as your trusted advocate and guide. Browse some of our firm’s notable case results to learn more about how we’ve helped other people like you.

  • $6,175,000 Traumatic Brain Injury/Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5,000,000 Paralyzing Injury
  • $1,500,000 Worker's Compensation, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1,000,000, Medical Malpractice
  • $863,000 Back Injury
  • $700,000 Workers' Compensation
  • $700,000 Trench Collapse
  • $600,000 Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • $600,000 Discriminating Conduct and Harassment
  • $600,000 Medical Negligence

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