Kenneth G. Franconero PLLC: your best choice for a Defense Base Act Lawyer
At Kenneth G. Franconero, PLLC, we are your Defense Base Act lawyer. We fight to obtain your maximum medical and wage loss benefits. We handle cases with diligence and expediency. We listen to our clients – discussing their needs first – and then work on a mutual strategy for handling their claim.
At Kenneth G. Franconero, PLLC, we want to get you back to work overseas, so that you can continue to support those who defend the United States and its allies. In most cases, injured overseas workers of Department of Defense contractors recover medical care and wage loss payments under the Defense Base Act (DBA) law. The applicable statutes include the Defense Base Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1651-1654 and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 901-50.
Unfortunately, not all contractors follow the statutes as they are required to. There have been cases, like the one settled recently between US Department of Labor and Sandi Group/Corporate Bank Financial Services, where contractors have failed to report injuries and fatalities in a timely manner. Under the Defense Base Act, all approved companies “must report any injury or death to OWCP’s Division of Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation within 10 days.”
In this case, the Sandi Group was fined $75,000 for failing to report on the injuries and deaths of 30of their employees working in Iraq between 2003 and 2005. In addition, the company agreed that any future violations would result in harsher penalties.
To learn more about this case, please go to http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/OWCP/OWCP20130189.htm#.VPE_BetRAg4.facebook
At Franconero Law we actively get involved in cases just like this one. We make sure that the rights of defense contractor employees like the ones cited in this case are protected. And when they are not, we work with our clients to receive the recognition and maximum compensation they deserve for incurring bodily injury or death while working to protect our country.
To learn more about the legal services we provide to all defense contractors overseas, please go to https://www.defensebaseinjury.com, or call us at our toll free number (866) 910-1333. We stand up for the rights of those who serve and protect our great nation!