An LS-207 form, also known as a Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation form, is a document produced by the U.S. Department of Labor that notifies workers of the end of their Defense Base Act coverage, or the denial of their claim.
The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides workers’ compensation benefits to civilians and independent contractors who are working for the United States military outside of the country.
Essentially, the LS-207 form is how the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation signals that you will no longer be receiving coverage. Or, in the case of a claim denial, that you will not be issued any benefits. The form outlines information about your claim, as well as the reasons your coverage was controverted or denied.
Based on the reasons listed on the LS-207 form, you can begin building a case to rebuke the claims and advocate for why you do deserve coverage. These reasons and your evidence against them will vary according to your specific case. Our experienced Defense Base Act attorneys can help you understand your rights, and recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Have you received an LS-207 form? If you have been told that you will no longer be covered under Defense Base Act benefits, or your DBA claim has been denied, contact The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC. Use our contact form or call (210) 807-3178 24/7 for no-cost initial case evaluations and same-day service. Se Habla Español.