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Scheduled Injury vs. Non-Scheduled Injury

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Injuries Covered by the Defense Base Act

Scheduled Injuries vs. Non-Scheduled Injuries

The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides workplace injury protection for civilians and independent contractors who are employed by the United States military and serving on an overseas U.S. military base. The benefits covered in the Defense Base Act are similar to workers’ compensation, but were enacted to protect these specific groups.

Within the Defense Base Act, there are two classifications of injury: scheduled injuries, and non-scheduled (also known as unscheduled) injuries.

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Scheduled Injuries

Scheduled injuries, as defined by the Defense Base Act, classify injuries to, and specifically the loss of, the body’s extremities. This includes fingers, toes, hands, feet, eyes, nose, ears, knees, and elbows.

The compensation granted for scheduled injuries varies depending on the severity of the injury, as determined by a doctor.

Non-Scheduled Injuries

A non-scheduled injury classification is reserved for injuries that do not fall into the scheduled injury category. This can include injury to the neck, back, hips, and shoulders.

Compensation for non-scheduled injuries is generally issued as a lump sum, and is based on the injured person’s ability to perform their job following the injury. If, as a result of the non-scheduled injury, the employee is no longer able to perform their overseas duties with the United States military, they are entitled to benefits as covered by the Defense Base Act.

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If you qualify as civilian personnel supporting the U.S. military overseas, and have been injured while performing your job, you may have a Defense Base Act claim. At The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC, we are committed to fierce representation that ensures you receive the compensation you deserve.

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