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55 W Monroe St Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60603


We founded Capron & Avgerinos more than 20 years ago to represent the seriously injured in Illinois and Iowa. We have devoted our entire practice to representing individuals in workers’ compensationpersonal injury, and wrongful death claims. Our skilled injury attorneys have helped thousands of clients receive compensation, enabling them to move forward with their lives.


Defense Base Act Claims

Capron & Avgerinos’ Will Fight to Obtain Your Rightful Benefits

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Contractors’ insurance carriers often engage attorneys to contest employees’ claims, and they have a strong financial interest in discouraging workers from filing a claim. That’s why it’s critical that you consult an attorney who can help you move forward with your case and your life.

Because there are time limitations on Defense Base Act eligibility, you must report an injury to your employer in writing within 30 days and seek medical care immediately. You must also file a claim within one year of the injury or within one year of your last receipt of benefits, whichever is later. Compensation is determined by your average weekly wage and the type of disability—whether temporary, partial, or permanent.

Federal law requires timely completion of all the correct forms for your claim to receive proper consideration.

Please contact our knowledgeable legal team with your questions.

The attorneys at Capon & Avgerinos have more than two decades of providing the highest quality of legal assistance to workers, and we have experience with the Defense Base Act.

Capron & Avgerinos attorneys require no fees up front, and the Defense Base Act requires that all attorney fees be approved.

If you or a family member have been injured while working under a U.S. government contract overseas, Capron & Avgerinos can help. We will file and pursue a Defense Base Act claim for you. The Defense Base Act, a federal law, provides workers' compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States on U.S. military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense.

We Provide Experienced, Responsive Legal Counsel

When you are suffering from an injury, it is difficult to deal with red tape and stressful to wait for insurance companies to process your claim for benefits. Capron & Avgerinos will navigate the confusing maze of federal law, procedures, and paperwork surrounding your Defense Base Act claim.

As a claimant, you may be eligible to receive:

  • Coverage for All Medical Expenses
  • Benefits for Time Lost from Work
  • Death Benefits for Dependents
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Depending upon the extent of your recovery, you also may be entitled to receive:

  • Permanent Disability Compensation
  • Compensation for Loss of Wage Earning Capacity
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