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How to Improve the Chances of Your DBA Claim Being Approved (10 Tips)

How to Improve the Chances of Your DBA Claim Being Approved (10 Tips)

Javier Ruiz, Esq.
Javier Ruiz, Esq.
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KBR, FLUOR Corporation, DynCorp, Vectrus and Labor Support Group are the top five government contractors with the Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance. The DBA is a federal law that provides workers’ compensation coverage to civilian employees working on U.S. military bases and other areas designated as “dangerous.”

If you are a civilian contractor working for one of these companies, it’s important to know how to improve your chances of having your DBA claim approved if you are injured on the job.

Here are 10 tips:

1. Report your Injury Immediately to Your Supervisor

Time is of the essence when it comes to reporting a work-related injury. You should notify your supervisor as soon as possible and get the name and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.

2. Get Medical Attention Right Away

Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. A doctor can document your injuries and start you on the road to recovery.

3. Cooperate with Your Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Provider

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider will likely want to investigate your accident and injury claim. It’s important to cooperate with their investigation and answer any questions truthfully.

4. Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

If your doctor prescribes medication or physical therapy, be sure to follow their orders. Not doing so can delay your recovery and give the insurance company an excuse to deny your claim.

5. Keep a Record of All Expenses Related to Your Injury

Keep track of all medical expenses, including doctor’s visits, prescriptions and physical therapy. You will need this documentation to support your claim.

6. Don’t Return to Work Too Soon

If your doctor releases you to return to work, be sure you are truly ready. Returning to work too soon can delay your recovery and worsen your injuries.

7. Hire an Experienced Attorney

The DBA claims process can be complicated and frustrating. Hiring an experienced attorney can help you navigate the system and get the compensation you deserve.

8. Be Patient

The DBA claims process can take time, so patience is important. If your claim is denied, don’t give up – appeal the decision and keep fighting for the benefits you need and deserve.

9. Know the Statute of Limitations

You only have a certain amount of time to file a DBA claim, so acting quickly is important. In most cases, you have 1-3 years from the date of your accident to file a claim.

10. Stay Positive

The DBA claims process can be challenging, but staying positive is important. Remember, you are not alone – there are experienced professionals who can help you through the process and get the benefits you need and deserve.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your claim, contact the law office of Javier Ruiz, Esq. Javier Ruiz, Esq. has represented injured contractors from KBR, FLUOR , DynCorp, Vectrus and Labor Support Services who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan. Javier Ruiz, Esq. has represented contractors from India, Kosovo, Macedonia, the USA, Bosnia, and the Philippines.

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