Sexual Assault and The Defense Base Act; Civilian Contractor Sexual Abuse
“The truth needs so little rehearsal.”
There has been much press lately regarding military sexual assault cases. There is much needed fundamental overhaul in the U.S. military justice system However, there has been little press regarding Defense Base Act sexual assault cases.
Unfortunately, many of the same problems that exist in the U.S. military system are also present for civilian defense contractors. Being away from home in a combat theater and/or in a foreign part of the world raises many issues.
Too often civilian contractor sexual assault cases are not investigated and/or poorly investigated. In many cases, the civilian contractor companies have a vested interest in hampering any investigation and/or taking affirmative action.
Sexual assault and abuse is any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to. It can be physical assault or verbal assault.
Surviving rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault, may cause different feelings to emerge. Many survivors of sexual violence undergo severe emotional issues. The first thing you need to understand is that you don't have to go through this alone. You need to reach out for help.
Feelings of anger, fear, shock, denial, confusion and depression are normal. But with help, you can get to a better place.
The true cost of civilian contractors sexual assault is on the victims.
If you (or a loved one or a friend) are a victim of a sexual assault while working as a civilian contractor; you are probably eligible for Defense Base Act benefits. This includes the costs of counseling and disability benefits. Receiving disability benefits while getting the counseling you need will help you recover and get to a better place.
In many instances, you may be entitled to substantial disability benefits, including ongoing weekly payments if you are traumatized such that you unable to return to combat theater and/or abroad due to the affects of your injuries.
In many instances, you may be able to win a lump-sum settlement.
However, you must take the first step. You need to contact a seasoned Defense Base Act lawyer.
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Call us at (619) 234- 2833. We are here to help and answer any questions you might have.
My Best Advice
If you are a victim of sexual abuse while employed as a civilian contractor, you may be entitled to Defense Base Act Benefits. But the first thing you need to do, is be honest and truthful about your case. We understand as a victim of sexual abuse, it may be hard to open up about what happened to you or your loved one. But you must reach out for help in order to start moving on. Always tell the truth.
My Second Best Advice
I wrote this book in order to help people succeed in winning their DBA Cases. I have seen many civilian contractors DBA cases get thrown out because they did not take the proper steps handling their case. Do not be one of these people.