Paying the Price to Fight Terrorism
Freedom is not free.
Like all armed conflicts, the post-9/11 war on terror to defend our freedom has come at a cost. Both the Pentagon and civilian institutions have estimated the cost of war from a monetary standpoint, an example being a recently published report released by the Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
Of course, many brave women and men, both soldiers and those hired to support them, have paid a more personal price to stop terrorists, including making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. And they would do it all over again given the chance, including private companies and contractors hired to perform certain functions overseas on military bases. Civilian contractors have been working in dangerous situations alongside soldiers during the war on terror, in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Sometimes these contractors have suffered injuries.
The Defense Base Act allows civilian government contractors to recover compensation for their injuries. For example, one of Capron & Avgerinos’s clients, a 29-year-old security specialist, injured his arm in Baghdad. He developed complex regional pain syndrome, which spread throughout his body. We negotiated a $1.1 million dollar settlement compensating him for a loss of earning capacity and future medical expenses. You can learn more about our Defense Base Act work and expertise here.
Thanks to the Defense Base Act, at least civilian contractors have recourse to gain some compensation for the price they have paid while working in dangerous situations. This blog post of mine explains more detail about who is covered and the benefits the Defense Base Act provides.
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If an employee who is covered by the Defense Base Act is injured, he or she will receive disability and medical benefits if he or she is unable to work. The rate of compensation varies per situation including when the injury was sustained. This is just one of many reasons an injured worker should contact an attorney that is experienced in Defense Base Act claims. Call Capron & Avgerinos now at (855) 208-3699 if you believe you are entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act. We are ready to assist you over the phone or in person. We perform our cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we are not paid unless you recover compensation for your claim. Call Capron & Avgerinos at (855) 208-3699 – let us show how we can deliver results for you.