“Here is the deal - you have to be ready and willing (and able) to win your DBA case with the truth. Any other approach is fools gold.” - Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
What is the current weekly compensation rate for Defense Base Act claims in 2017 / 2018?
Every year in October, the compensation rate (that is the weekly benefit that you get from the DBA insurance company) is adjusted. In this post I talk about the current 2017/ 2018 compensation rate.
What is the current Defense Base Act Compensation Rate in 2017/ 2018?
If you have a Defense Base Act claim, you are entitled to weekly compensation benefits. Each year the DBA weekly compensation benefits are increased. What your weekly benefits you receive from the DBA insurance company will largely depend on your date of injury.
The current DBA compensation rate - for injuries occurring between 10/1/2017 and 9/30/2018 is $1471.78. The rates for the previous fiscal years are the following: The compsensation rate for injuries occuring between10/01/2016 and 9/30/2017 is $1,436.48; The compensation rate from 10/01/2015 to 9/30/2016 is $1,406.00; And the compensation rate for injuries occuring between 10/01/2014 and 9/30/02014 is $1,377.02.
What every seriously injured overseas civilian contractor should know about the Defense Base Act
First, you always have to tell the truth. The DBA insurance company is hoping you will lie, fib, exaggerate, embellish, and/or distort about things. Anything. Because when you do they will try and destroy your credibility. When that happens successfully - you lose.
Second, just because you have a legitimate claim doesn’t mean the insurance company is going to provide you with weekly compensation benefits and medical treatment. They deny legitimate claims all the time. It’s usually not a matter of “if” they will deny your claim, but “when.”
Third, because of this - you need to be prepared right now for the day when your claim is going to be denied and your are going to be cut off. Waiting until after it happens will cost you a lot of money.
Fourth, you aren’t going to beat the insurance company’s shark attorneys by yourself. They will eat you up and spit you out. You don’t have to hire my firm. But you MUST find and hire an honest DBA lawyer that will agree to take your case.
Fifth, the best thing you can do to win your DBA claim is get a copy of my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. Read all the 5 STAR REVIEWS on amazon.com. Next, check out the Defense Base Act Podcast.
I promise you this: this podcast (and my book Win Your Defense Base Act Case) is going to save you a ton of pain with your DBA case. My book is the only book out on the Defense Base Act that has dozens of 5 Star reviews on amazon.com.
Believe it or not, I am know as being blunt and straight up. So pull up a seat. Check out this Defense Base Act Podcast. And if you are a seriously injured overseas contractor - make sure you order a free copy of my book Win Your Defense Base Act Case.