Just how far the Employer/Carrier will go to deny a DBA Claim

NO HEART, NO CLAIM !! Callous Indifference From Military Contractor in Iraq, Family Says April 29, 2013      HOUSTON (CN) – A military contractor in Iraq shipped a worker’s body home in pieces, without the heart, then after “painful negotiations” but “no apology,” tried to charge his family for shipping home the … Continue reading

Iraq War Civilian Contractor Casualty Not Counted: Tim Eysselinck

Go tell the Americans Stranger Passing by That here obedient to their laws I lie April 23 2004 Ronco Consulting chose to play down the suicide and blame it on his wife and son.  They sent their HR person to our home to make sure that my husband hadn’t grown any … Continue reading

Proposed Defense Base Act changes included in 2014 Budget Proposal

From Robert Ceniceros   at   Business Insurance April 11, 2013 Proposed Defense Base Act changes The president’s proposal also would replace the current Defense Base Act program with a governmentwide benefit fund that would bill individual federal agencies for their workers comp insurance costs. The DBA provides benefits for contract … Continue reading

Dementia Risk Linked to Combat Head Injury, Study Says

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 18, 2011 Defense Base Act Insurance Companies CNA and AIG  have been extremely negligent in denying Contractors injured in bomb blasts diagnoses and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Diagnoses and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury delayed and denied results in irretrievable life long damage. Bloomberg  … Continue reading

Blown up in Iraq Eight Years Ago Today, Still getting Screwed Over by CNA

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 7, 2011 DBA CNA Anniversary July 7, 2003 At the risk of sounding repetitious: Merlin Clark Blown up in Iraq Eight Years Ago Today Still getting screwed over by CNA

How the Defense Base Act became defanged: The Seventh Circle of Bureaucratic Hell

Congress passed the Defense Base Act to protect workers and their families. The rulemakers wrote the rules to protect the insurance companies and the contract companies. “Laws that we thought we had essentially don’t exist. They may be on the books, but they don’t change your life or mine.” From … Continue reading

Injured Blackwater Xe war contractor approved for treatment by AIG

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 16, 2011 Bravo to Kevin Graman for exposing AIG’s  dangerous “risk management” practices. We too hope it is not too late for Jennifer as it has been for so many who have come before her. A Big Salute to you both !! Kevin Graman The … Continue reading

Blackwater Gets ‘Too Big to Fail’, Hires AIG Castoff

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 Nothing says, “We’re through with scandal!” quite like hiring a former executive from one of the country’s leading economic bloodsuckers. by Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room Blackwater — sorry, Xe Services — really wants to turn the PR page from the bad … Continue reading

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