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

Prosposed Rules: Federal Aquisition Regulation; Defense Base Act

A Proposed Rule by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on    03/20/2013 Update:  Please see the post by John Chamberlain at his blog for some important thoughts on this proposed rule. John’s Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog   Action Proposed Rule. … 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

Text of S.669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011

Text of S. 669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011 Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 17, 2011 A bill re-introduced in the United States Senate and backed by maritime insurers and employers would substantially reform existing Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act procedures and the benefits afforded … Continue reading

US Fails to Protect Workers in Antartica

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 31, 2011 “I am in the mercy of Liberty Mutual right now,” Pacheco said. by Sophia Tewa 219 Magazine An unusual man, David Pecheco decided at the age of 50 that he wanted to live  the rest of his life in the treacherous South Pole, … Continue reading

War Hazards Act pays Insurance Companies more for expenses than to Claimants for compensation

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 9, 2011 Over the past six years (not including 2010) the federal government has paid more in reimbursements to insurers for expenses $19.7 million than  it has paid in compensation to claimants $12.1 million” – There is evidence that the current process, in which the federal … Continue reading

Longshore and Defense Base Act Reasonable Hourly Rate Determination

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 17, 2011 Longshore Act: Reasonable Hourly Rate Determination – Overview of  Recent Decisions Posted by the BRB Staff at Lexis Nexis By Yelena Zaslavskaya Senior Attorney for Longshore, Office of Administrative  Law Judges U.S. Department of Labor, Washington,  D.C. A. The Governing Law Section 28 … Continue reading

Blackwater, we beg to differ

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 26, 2011 From Mothers:  No Justice for our Sons Slaughtered in Iraq The company has no comment on this pending legal matter except to say that  the dismissed claims were precluded by law under the Defense Base Act’s  workers’ compensation system, and that the company … Continue reading

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