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War Hazards Compensation Act & The DBA: What is the War Hazards Compensation Act (And Why Does It Matter To Me?)

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War Hazards Compensation Act

Workers’ compensation coverage under the War Hazards Compensation Act is for injuries to qualified overseas employees which resulted from a war risk hazard. The employees are typically those covered by the Defense Base Act and the Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act.

Does My Case Fall Under the WHCA?

In order to fall under the WHCA, the injury must occur outside of the United States. And the employee must not be an active-duty member of the Armed Forces.

Most War Hazards Compensation Act (“WHCA”) cases are situations where a Defense Base Act worker is injured by a war-risk hazard. War-risk hazards usually...

Click here for the rest of this great free article on the War Hazards Compensation Act.

My Best Advice 

Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugarcoat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong. 

You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects you’re not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again. 

My Second Best Advice 

Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. Order my Free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve

And before you do, check out the 5 Star Amazon Reviews written by folks like you who wanted to learn about their case. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case.

Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.

The Most Comprehensive Defense Base Act Website

This is the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website. Each month this website gets hundreds of searches related to Defense Base Act issues. They use this website to help win their DBA case. 

How to get started:

Google Custom Search. If you enter search terms into the Google Custom Search box in the upper right hand corner of our web pages, you can search our site. For example, if you wanted to research whether you should give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster, type “recorded statement” into the Google Custom Search box.

If you want to further narrow your search, for example, type, “Defense Base Act recorded statement” into the Google Custom Search box.

Or try here: Defense Base Act Law Guide

If you have a question that you don’t find the answer to on our website, call us. Our legal assistants and attorneys can answer your questions.

Just call us toll free at: 866-705-4617 or 619-234-2833


War Hazards Compensation Act

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No matter what type of injury you have suffered, you do not want to settle for anything less than what you deserve. We have the experience and resources to take on big insurance companies and we will not rest until you get a fair recovery.

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William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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