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What Are Scheduled & Unscheduled Injuries In Defense Base Act Cases

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What are scheduled and unscheduled injuries under the DBA?

Scheduled injuries are those that have a schedule for calculating benefits to certain body parts. Unscheduled injuries are “wage loss concepts”.

We know it sounds absurd and shameless in our opinion to determine a certain number of weeks of disability compensation for determined body parts. But, that is exactly what the DBA provides if you have any other injury apart from the head, neck, back or shoulders. It is stated in the 33 U.S.C. Section 908, one is entitled to a certain number of weeks of disability compensation for complete loss of use for any of the following body parts:


Scheduled Injuries 

The following is a list of Scheduled Disability  and Weeks of Compensation Paid under the Longshore Act:

(1) Arm lost, three hundred and twelve weeks' compensation.

(2) Leg lost, two hundred and eighty-eight weeks' compensation.

(3) Hand lost, two hundred and forty-four weeks' compensation.

(4) Foot lost, two hundred and five weeks' compensation.

(5) Eye lost, one hundred and sixty weeks' compensation.

Everything else is considered an unscheduled injury.


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Christopher R.
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Great book!!! Lots of information to help with your DBA case!
May 9, 2017

I got this book a week ago and have read through it. It has tons of great information that you would not normally know about regarding your DBA injury or how to deal with your insurance adjuster. It helps you navigate some law and breaks it down "barney style" so contractors can understand how to navigate through all your medical and legal processes. I would recommend this book for any contractor working for the USG overseas.


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January 21, 2016

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February 28, 2017

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May 3, 2016

For individuals in the Military or those working as private contractors overseas – this book is a must read. Ideally you should have the book as soon as you get injured, but it is extremely helpful at any point in the Defense Base Act case process. Just like promised by the book’s title and description, this book an extremely well laid out map to you winning your DBA case.


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