Defense Base Act Attorneys

When You’re Injured

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Before you hire an attorney…

NOTIFY YOUR EMPLOYER IMMEDIATELY. Notice should be given to your immediate supervisor. If possible, request from your employer and complete an LS-201. If your employer refuses to provide you the form to report your injury, please click on the form link – DOL LS-201  –   then call us.

MEDICAL TREATMENT. Request authority from your employer for treatment by the physician you choose.  Research the Internet or ask friends and relatives for the best doctor in the area where you live. In an emergency, or if you are unable to contact your employer, go to the nearest hospital, clinic, or a physician, but be sure to let your employer know as soon as possible.  Make sure to attend all scheduled medical and physical therapy appointments and make sure you are open and honest with your doctor about any past injuries. Your employer is responsible even if you aggravated a preexisting illness, disease, physical or emotional condition. 

DISABILITY. If you are disabled more than 3 days, contact your employer for payment of compensation. Benefits are payable 14 days after your employer has knowledge of injury.

IMPORTANT! The law requires you to give written notice of injury (Form LS-201) to your employer and to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) within 30 days of your injury. Additional time may be allowed for certain hearing loss and occupational disease claims. Notice should be sent to the District Director at one of the following addresses:

OWCP/DLHWC, P.O. Box 249, New York, NY 10014-0249, USA, or
OWCP/DLHWC, 300 Ala Moana, Box 50209, Honolulu, HI 96850, USA

 

To speak with one of our Defense Base Act attorneys call 888-587-9288. If you would like us to contact you, please email us at howard@grossmanattorneys.com or complete the contact form below. Our attorneys never charge a fee for consultations, and are available at night and on the weekends.:

 

WHEREVER YOU NEED US TO BE.

Toll Free: 888.587.9288  •  Local: 561.208.5585  •  Fax: 561.391.1193


HEADQUARTERS: BOCA RATON
 
1098 NW Boca Raton Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33432

CLEWISTON 1008 W. Sagamore Avenue, Suite 3, Clewiston, Florida 33440

WEST PALM BEACH 823 North Olive Ave., WPB, Florida 33401 T 561-368-8048

STUART 321 East Osceola Street, Suite 2, Stuart, Florida  34994

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Our attorneys are experienced in Defense Base Act litigation. Our law firm assists those injured overseas, including civilians working under a contract for an employer contracted with the US government, or any agency or department thereof in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and on all military bases. We routinely handle Defense Base Act claims for injured workers residing in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Camp LeJeune, Fort Bragg, NC, Raleigh, NC, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Illinois, California, Colorado, Alaska, and cities and states throughout the United States. We also represent injured contractor employees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Dubai, Turkey, Uganda, Thailand, Sweden, England, Australia, Bosnia, Italy, and countries throughout Europe.