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Defense Base Act Contractors from India: You have Important Rights

Defense Base Act Contractors from India: You have Important Rights

Javier Ruiz Esq.
Javier Ruiz Esq.
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India has many HVAC mechanics, engineers, and other construction workers employed by American companies under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Base Act. Many of these workers are recruited in their home country by American contractors who bring them to work on U.S. military bases worldwide.

The Base Act provides these workers with certain rights, including the right to workers’ compensation if they are injured on the job.

If you are an Indian worker who has been injured while working on a U.S. military base, it is important to know your rights under the Base Act.

Right to Workers Compensation Benefits

This Base Act provides workers’ compensation benefits to Indian HVAC workers who are injured or contract an illness while working on a U.S. military base.

Benefits under the Base Act can include:

  • Medical expenses:The Base Act pays for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your injury or illness, including hospitalization, surgery, and prescription medication.
  • Wage replacement:If you cannot work because of your injury or illness, the Base Act provides wage replacement benefits that can replace a portion of your lost income.
  • Death benefits:If you are killed while working on a U.S. military base, the Base Act provides death benefits to your surviving spouse and dependent children.

These are just some of the benefits that may be available to you under the Base Act. Other eligible benefits may include vocational rehabilitation and benefits for permanent disability.

To receive these benefits, you must first file a claim with the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). The OWCP will then review your claim and make a determination as to whether or not you are eligible for benefits.

If your claim is approved, the OWCP will begin paying your benefits. You have the right to appeal the decision if your claim is denied.

Get Legal Help with Your Base Act Claim

Getting workers’ compensation benefits under the Base Act can be complex. There are strict deadlines for filing a claim and certain paperwork that must be completed correctly. Additionally, the insurance company that handles Base Act claims is often reluctant to approve benefits.

An experienced attorney can help you navigate the workers’ compensation process and get the benefits you deserve. If your claim is denied, an attorney can also help you appeal the denial and get the benefits you need.

Javier Ruiz, ESQ. has worked with many Indian HVAC mechanics in pursuit of their Base Act benefits and earned a reputation for excellence in this area of law. Our claim process starts with a free consultation where we will review your case and answer any questions you have about the Base Act or the workers’ compensation process. If we believe that you have a claim, we will work tirelessly to get you the benefits you deserve.

Call us today at 1-954-408-7408 or email for a free consultation with an experienced DBA claim attorney in India.

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