We Help Injured Contractors who worked in Afghanistan
We know this Afghanistan war has been drawn out since the USA first deployed in the fall of 2001. That is 20 years ago. USA Military and contractors are still hard at work trying to evacuate our contract workers and Americans. If you or a loved one were working for a defense contractor in Afghanistan and were injured, we may be able to obtain federal workers compensation benefits under the Defense Base Act. International workers injured while working for American companies, have rights.
Our law firm is committed to filing claims for injured workers in Afghanistan. We recognize the extreme danger to individuals left behind in the country given the Taliban brutal practices. If an attorney files a claim for an Afghan person the attorney should have the Judge redact the name of the claimant and use only initials as the person’s family could face retribution. Also the Judge should seal the papers leading to the change of identification.
Under the Defense Base Act, citizenship is irrelevant. If you were working for a U.S. defense contractor, you may be entitled to benefits under the Defense Base Act. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in this attack, it is important you contact an attorney who specializes in Defense Base Act cases.
It is critical that the people who helped our military can be evacuated and resettled to safe locations once they are flown from the Kabul International Airport. Those arriving at new locations in the United States will need help with housing, food, education, medical treatment, and eventually jobs. People helping people are what we are about. We work toward getting medical benefits and lost wages for relocated contract workers. Coming to a new country with only the clothes on your back is not going to help a person thrive. We can provide services that can help stabilize your future and the future of your family.
After past employment in war zones, employees may experience hearing loss, psychological trauma, mental anguish, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or burns. These are just a few of the injuries that could result from working in a war zone like Iraq.
We litigate to get you the medical treatment you need whether it is hearing aids, mental health therapy, physical therapy, or surgical procedures. We will also fight to get you compensation for lost wages. To learn more about how much compensation you may be entitled to, check our previous post on calculating your average weekly wage.
Tensions continue to rise between the United States and Iran over economic sanctions, the nuclear deal, and Iran’s military resources. The Iranian linked Shiite militant group known as Saraya Awliya al-Dam (in English, translates to the Guardians of Blood Brigade) is claiming responsibility for this week’s attack. Terrorist organizations like the Guardians of Blood Brigade and Kataib Hezbollah will increasingly threaten the lives of our defense contractors and military.
According to the New York Times, Iraq has been put in the middle of the fight between the United States and Iran. While we may find ourselves focusing on our immediate world in the United States during this pandemic, we must not forget the dangers facing our military and defense contractors overseas especially those currently deployed in Iraq with the imminent threat of Iranian backed attack. The SITE Intelligence Group reveals the Guardians of Blood Brigade has threatened to carry out more attacks like the one on Monday.
This firm is here to help and guide you or your loved ones through their injuries or in the event of death, to help the family left behind in Peru, Redondo, the Philippines, America, and other countries. No matter what country you are from, we can help you and your family.
At Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A., we file to obtain the benefits you deserve for your injuries and lost wages. Helping the injured is our passion!