Injured Defense Base Act workers must be represented by an attorney with extensive War Hazards Compensation Act experience.
What is the War Hazards Compensation Act?
For the most part, the War Hazards Compensation Act is a system whereby the United States government repays insurance companies for the benefits those companies paid to injured workers. If the worker’s injury was caused by a “war-risk hazard” then the War Hazards Compensation Act applies.
What is a War-Risk Hazard?
A war-risk hazard is any injurious hazard caused by a hostile force or person—a terrorist—or any injurious hazard resulting from the operation of aircraft or vessels in zones of hostilities. Common war-risk hazard injuries are the result of:
- Terrorist Attacks
- Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
- Small Arms Fire
- Mortar Attacks
- Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
- Running for Cover
- Aircraft Mishaps
What Are War-Risk Hazard Injuries?
Any injury covered by the Defense Base Act is considered a war-risk hazard injury if the injury was caused by a hostile force or person or an aircraft or vessel attack. Representative war-risk hazard injuries include:
- Psychological Injuries From Exposure to War
- Catastrophic Injuries or Death From an IED Blast or Gunshot
- Injuries From Running to Bunkers During a Mortar Attack
- Slip-And-Fall Injuries Prompted By a Terrorist Attack
- Airplane Crashes
- Rough Aircraft Landings, Including Helicopter Blade Strikes
- Certain Injuries While Exiting an Aircraft
Why Is It Important To Have a Knowledgeable Attorney?
Insurance companies handle Defense Base Act cases differently when the War Hazards Compensation Act may be involved. The War Hazards Compensation Act may affect the insurance company’s valuation of your injury or its willingness to settle your claim. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, and hiring a Defense Base Act attorney with War Hazards Compensation Act experience may be the best decision you can make.
Why Should You Hire Strongpoint Law Firm?
Jon Robinson of Strongpoint Law Firm has extensive experience handling War Hazards Compensation Act claims. After representing insurance companies for over eight years and recovering tens of millions of dollars from the United States government, he knows how insurance companies handle Defense Base Act claim with a War Hazards Compensation Act component. Let Strongpoint Law Firm use its experience to evaluate how your Defense Base Act injury claim might be affected by the War Hazards Compensation Act.
Jon can be reached at (985) 246-3194, or you can fill out the contact form and let Jon contact you for a free case evaluation.