Retain a DBA Lawyer to Deal with Gallagher Bassett in Defense Base Act Claims
I am a DBA worker’s compensation attorney, and a proud Army Ranger Veteran, representing contractors injured overseas in claims under the Defense Base Act (DBA). I regularly litigate claims against Gallagher Bassett in fighting for my clients’ rights to compensation and medical care owed to them under DBA. I do not allow low-ball DBA settlements for my clients, many of whom are fellow veterans.
Gallagher Bassett is a Third-Party Administrator for Starr Indemnity
In the DBA world, Gallagher Bassett is not actually an insurance company insuring contractors working under U.S. Government contracts. Gallagher Bassett is a claims services provider or a third-party administrator. This means that they provide claims work for the actual insurance companies. Gallagher Bassett is the second largest claims services provider for workers’ compensation claims. At this time, for DBA cases, Gallagher Bassett typically manages DBA claims for Starr Indemnity and Liability Company.
If you have been handling your DBA Claim on your own, and dealing with Gallagher Bassett adjusters has been causing you stress, you are not alone. Insurance companies and third-party administrators typically delay, deny and defend claims. DBA Insurance companies make money by keeping their money, by delaying authorizing for medical care, or by outright denying medical care that your physician recommends.
DBA Insurance Companies Make Money by Delaying, Denying, and Defending DBA Claims
Gallagher Bassett exists not to pay injured workers or provide medical care, but not pay medical care and not pay injured contractors, thereby saving their clients, and insurance companies, money. They also make money by not paying to reduce the amount of compensation, or indemnity, that injured military contractors are owed while out of work recovering from injuries. Finally, Gallagher Bassett saves their client insurance companies money by settling DBA claims for only a fraction of what they should be settled for. Gallagher Bassett, in every claim, tries to impress the insurance company, which employs them, by paying less for a claim than it is worth.
Responsibility of Our DBA Law Firm Against Claims Administered by Gallagher Bassett
Our job, as DBA attorneys representing injured workers, is to litigate against Gallagher Bassett and its defense attorneys at the Department of Labor and before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), to force Gallagher Bassett to authorize all medical care requested by physicians and to pay injured workers at the correct amounts.
DBA attorneys are not permitted under the law for taking a percentage of an injured worker’s settlement. DBA lawyers are paid, separately by the insurance carrier, for their time and expenses put in when obtaining a benefit for an injured worker. This includes formal hearings, settlements, and DBA mediations. It makes no sense to try to settle your own DBA Claim without an attorney. Skilled and experienced DBA attorneys maximize settlements of DBA claims for their clients.
Contact our Defense Base Act Lawyer
Call me if you have been injured working in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Somalia, and other U.S. military bases. For more information about the Defense Base Act, contact attorney, Tim Nies, of Van Riper and Nies Attorneys for a free consultation day or night at www.defensebaseactlawyers.com or call toll-free 877-DBA-LAW1. For more information, please visit the firm’s Defense Base Act Law Firm’s YouTube site.