Defense Base Act Claims for Burn Injuries

The Defense Base Act – DBA is a compensation program that covers any medical treatment needed by a civilian who has been an employee of any defense contractors while working for the US military, whether in the country or overseas. 

If you have a friend, loved one, or relative who has suffered burns while serving their country as a civilian contractor, they should reach out to one of the best DBA attorneys to assess their claims. With our team of dedicated lawyers, you can get the perfect assessment and be compensated for any burn injury. Our team of lawyers with decades of experience awaits to guide you in the best manner possible.  


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Common Burn Injuries That Lead to DBA Claims

Amongst the most common injuries that workers report are burns of varying degrees. Burn injuries have been reported by many employees that have been working for private defense contractors. These burns vary in degrees and can be caused by a number of reasons. Amongst the burns reported by federal workers, these are the most common reasons:

  • Electrical – Accidents involving shock or current
  • Chemical – Working with toxic substances or gasoline 
  • Thermal – Directly or indirectly working with Explosives
  • Radiation – working with radioactive substances or elements
  • Inhalation – burning of chemicals or waste

Note: any other burn inflicted while carrying out a job, such as on a military base, is also covered in the DBA benefits, and your attorney can give you professional advice on what you can claim. 

The reports of the type of burns vary in accordance with the job of an employee. However, all of them are covered in your DBA claim depending on the intensity of the burns. Despite the reason for your burn, it is important that you are completely informed and know if you are eligible for a claim. 



Damages and Types of Burns

Burns are categorized in three separate degrees as per their intensity. First-degree burns are categorized as those that affect only the top layer of the skin. The injuries can usually be treated through first aid but require immediate care to minimize scarring. 

Second-degree burns are much more severe, and the burn penetrates the second layer. The burns lead to splinters and can cause the area to be extremely red. 

Third-degree burns are severe cases that lead to permanent scarring and additional medical complications. The burns can damage parts or all layers of a victim’s skin while penetrating the underlying bone or soft tissue. It is extremely painful, and victims most likely go through multiple medical procedures to recover. 

If you have a loved one that has gone through the terrible pain of enduring burns, they must recover properly and receive the correct medical help. Unfortunately, in most cases of severe burns, it becomes impossible for a victim to recover fully.

For any victim, the problems do not stop with the injury. Medical costs such as burn treatments and skin grafts are part of the painful healing procedure. They are costly, and they also have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. Worrying about how you will pay for treatment yourself is the last thing that should cross your mind, which is why National DBA Lawyers are your friends in this time of need. 

How Can National DBA Lawyers Help with a Burn Injury Claim? 

Along with the best burn injury doctors, victims also need a qualified attorney to assess the claims they are entitled to. Veterans Affairs Insurance does not cover civilians on the job. However, you are entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act or DBA. 

You or your loved one should never have to worry about expensive medical procedures, treatments, or medications if you have been injured while working as part of a defense contract. With one of the best lawyers with years of experience dealing with DBA claims, you can rest assured that you are receiving the correct guidance.

Has your case been assessed by a professional? If not, contact National DBA lawyers and receive a free consultation on how you can claim compensation under the Defense Base Act.


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Comments 2

  1. Peter Ruhweza says:

    Am Peter Ruhweza from Uganda ,I worked with SOC plc in Fallujah Camp as a force protection officer, for a period of 2years,since I left I have a persistent migraine headache, soar throat coughing and allergy to smoke..

  2. Denise Rost says:

    I worked for KBR as a military contractor in Iraq and afghanistan. I drove trucks right up to the burn pits.
    I have numerous medical and autoimmune conditions that has caused me to retire earlier than I would have expected due to medical illnesses.
    Lung disease, sjögren’s syndrome, fatigue level at 100%, throat issues and voice issues, chronic cough and chronic pain.

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