DBA Lawyers (otherwise known as Defense base act attorneys) can help people who have been injured, and believe that their injuries could be covered by the Longshore and harbor workers compensation Act (LHWCA). The Defense Base Act (DBA) is actually an extension of the federal workers compensation program that covers both harbor workers and longshoremen. These benefits are paid directly, by a self insured employer that is authorized.
The most professional DBA Lawyers can explain to their clients such laws as Section 27, which is also known as the Jones Act. The Jones Act deals with cabotage, or coastal show, and requires that everything that is transported by water from one U.S. port to another be carried by U.S. flag ships, that are owned and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents, and constructed in the United States.
The best DBA Lawyers can also discuss how injuries that result in ones death are a special kind of DBA case. The most professional DBA Lawyers can help their clients to receive the proper death benefits, which typically include reasonable funeral expenses up to or under #3,000. Survivors can also get benefits based on an average of the workers weekly wages.