If you believe you are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Defense Base Act, Capron & Avgerinos can help you.
The Defense Base Act is designed to provide medical treatment and compensation to employees of defense contractors injured at home and abroad in the scope and course of employment. 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 if you believe you are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Defense Base Act.
Our attorneys in Illinois and Iowa have decades of experience helping people get the compensation they deserve in Defense Base Act cases. Based on our experience and knowledge, we urge you to report an injury to your employer in writing within 30 days and seek medical care immediately — as there are time limitations on Defense Base Act eligibility. 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 or permanent.
If you have been injured while working under a U.S. government contract overseas, Capron & Avgerinos will file and pursue a Defense Base Act claim for you. 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 on the extent of your recovery, you may also be entitled to receive:
- Permanent disability compensation
- Compensation for loss of wage earning capacity
For more information our work with Defense Base Act claims, go to our website devoted exclusively to the Defense Base Act.
Call Capron & Avgerinos
Call Capron & Avgerinos now at (800) 535-4542 if you believe you are entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act in Illinois or Iowa. 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 (800) 535-4542 – let us show how we can deliver results for you.