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  • How Are PTSD Cases Different Under the DBA Law?

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    (Maitland, Florida) Attorney Brian Wiklendt is lead counsel for Garfinkel Schwartz a law firm that handles Defense Base Law cases for clients, many who have PTSD and who were denied medical care and benefits by insurance companies.

    Don’t worry. Denials are common for most PTSD cases. Don’t stop fighting. Find an attorney who will fight for you.

    Garfinkel Schwartz prefers to work on PTSD denial cases where someone who has PTSD has been turned down by an insurance company for compensation, medical care and other rights owed them through the Defense Base Act.

    Brian talks about how PTSD cases are different from other cases and how he works with clients who have PTSD to accommodate and support them.

    --Travels to all clients
    --Meets at any location
    --Communicates regularly by phone, Skype, video conferences
    --Protects you in ALL meetings, depositions
    --Ensures there will be breaks needed as often as necessary at all steps in case
    --Law firm does all possible to ensure the comfort and ease of clients
    --Ensures lawyers & courts are accommodating for PTSD clients
    --Understands PTSD and deals with it daily with many clients for many years

    When you begin talking to a Defense Base lawyer, be sure that they’re experienced in PTSD cases.

    What Does Garfinkel Schwartz Do Differently in PTSD Cases?

    PTSD cases should be handled very differently to help clients deal with pressures and stresses that a case can create.

    We understand the triggers that occur in telling us what happened.

    We do all we possibly can to help you get your claims approved. Every case is different, every outcome varies greatly.

    We find the right doctors and after years of working with PTSD cases we know the best doctors.

    We know there are many treatments and options available not just medicine or psychotherapy.

    Equine therapy, canine therapy, Virtual Reality, hyperbaric chamber treatments many new and approved choices to help you the way you want to be helped.

    New treatments are found every day and new options available that do not involve drugs.

    We know about the emotional side of PTSD and we understand how scary it can be when a loved one has PTSD.

    The Garfinkel Schwartz team is here to help one family at a time and we will use our resources to support you.

    Call Brian at 1-800-393-2999 or 407-425-7777. Garfinkel Schwartz is located at 300 N. Maitland Blvd., Maitland, Florida, 32751. If Brian cannot answer, he will call you back as soon as he is able. All calls are always returned. Be patient, he may be in court, in a deposition, or traveling but he will call.

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  • PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Play all Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that affects people who have served in war zones and world conflicts whether as Military Contractors, members of U.S. Troops, people who are Veterans and non-military employees.

    PTSD can cause paranoia, inability to sleep, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, anger and a range of emotions that make a person feel out of control.

    Garfinkel Schwartz is committed to helping individuals find treatments, and find physicians, find psychiatrists that are at the cutting edge of research and how to treat this sometimes extremely debilitating condition.

    You may call us 24 hours a day at Garfinkel Schwartz 800-393-2999. We ALWAYS, ALWAYS call back even after hours and on weekends. We are located in Maitland, Florida, & Cocoa Beach Florida but fly to clients for DBA & Longshore law cases around the country and around the world.

    1-800-393-2999 24 hours Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A. Lead Counsel attorney Brian Wiklendt. 300 N Maitland Ave Maitland, FL 32751 and 8 N Brevard Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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  • Defense Base Act Law Play all

    The Defense Base Act law doesn’t solely cover Americans, it covers anyone injured or sick or who dies working for the U.S. government, DoD overseas in war zones and conflicts around the world.

    If you’ve been hurt or gotten sick on the job working overseas for a Department of Defense contractor or Civilian Contractor on a U.S. military base, or for the U.S. Government in a war zone and any non-military employee, you can receive medical care and compensation.

    The Defense Base Act law was created to help you.
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  • Medical Help Under DBA Law Play all

    The Defense Base Act Law was passed in 1941 to provide compensation for disability or death to persons employed at Military, Air and Naval Bases outside the United States.

    Section One of the Defense Base Act basically says that it covers any contractor or subcontractor that has been hired by a Defense Base Act government contract to work with the United States, Garfinkel Schwartz attorney and lead counsel Brian Wiklendt said.

    "If you are under a contract or your employer is engaged in a subcontract with a subcontractor of the U.S. government, whether that be any of the divisions of the government, any military operation—United States operation—or any other authorized contractor of the United States government in any fashion and you’re injured overseas, you’re governed by the Defense Base Act."

    The DBA law acts as a provision to allow and afford people under these contracts who were injured with medical indemnity benefits that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
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  • Insurance Company Tricks & Tactics Play all

    Don't be tricked when you are sick and injured and vulnerable and are in a hospital overseas after an injury or illness in a war zone or world conflict.

    Beware of Insurance Company Tactics which can be difficult to deal with or understand because you're thinking that the Nurse Case Manager, the doctor, the adjuster is there to help you.

    No, they're not. They are there and in their job to ensure that the insurance company pays out as little as possible to you the injured or ill Longshoreman or Contractor.

    Since 1976 Garfinkel Schwartz has fought insurers who fight to ridiculous lengths to deny medical claims and financial benefits that are yours under the law.

    Insurers have to deny claims to be profitable. Don't be fooled by the kind insurance rep who visits you at the hospital. The insurance company goal is different than your personal goal to heal.

    The insurance company wants to incur the least cost and if that means denying a claim, claims WILL get denied.

    Don't fight insurance companies alone. Find an attorney you know will fight for your care and for your case.
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  • Contractor Updates Play all

    Do you know how to get out of the countries safely if you're injured? Do you want the insurance company in charge of making serious healthcare decisions on your behalf?
    Do you have a plan in place so that your loved ones know where you are and how to reach you?

    What if you're in a country or location with poor medical care?

    DBA law firm Garfinkel Schwartz keeps up with where U.S. troops may be sent in 2017 as a strong indicator of where civilian contractors will be working.

    Additionally, there are a few things to add to your contractor checklist before going overseas.

    If you won't do it for yourself, do it for your family and loved ones: Expect the best but have a plan for the worst. Know what to do if you are injured or get sick. Don't wait to see what happens. You should be in charge of your healthcare decisions.

    Defense Base Act law firm Garfinkel Schwartz lead counsel attorney Brian Wiklendt asks you learn as much as you can before you go overseas.

    Whatever you don't know, call a DBA lawyer. Learn what you'll receive under the Defense Base cost. The Defense Base Act covers legal fees.

    If you work for the DoD, the U.S. Government and will be working on U.S. Military bases, in war zones and in the midst of conflicts, have a Defense Base Act lawyer you trust. Be prepared and bring your paperwork with medical choices.

    ALL DBA legal fees, every penny, is covered by the Defense Base Act Law so your call, your questions, your legal needs are free.
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  • DBA Legal Procedures Explained Play all

    Confused by all the legal lingo in the Defense Base Act? What does it mean when your DBA lawyer says "We'll need you to appear in a deposition?"

    What is a mediation? Independent Medical Exam? Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A. lead counsel Brian Wiklendt covers questions and answers in videos about procedures, insurance terms, legal actions, legal terms and explains to civilian contractors issues associated with Defense Base Act law and Longshore Act law.

    Garfinkel Schwartz has practiced DBA law and Longshore law since 1976.
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  • Get DBA Legal Answers & Help Today Play all

    Get answers to your questions about the Defense Base Act law from a DBA attorney. Lead counsel for Garfinkel Schwartz, attorney Brian Wiklendt and paralegal Doreen Cabral will talk with you when you call.

    1-800-393-2999 almost 24 hours a day...they have to sleep but the answering service will get your info and call you back to follow up.

    Top Defense Base Act law firm Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A., since 1976 has helped contractors get the medical and financial benefits due them after injury and illness working for companies that are contracted or covered by the Defense Base Act Law.

    DBA Law is federal which means contractors may choose any attorney, anywhere, to handle their case.

    Garfinkel Schwartz has offices in Maitland, Florida and in Cocoa Beach, Florida, but fly to all clients to meet in their hometowns, at locations where clients feel most secure and comfortable.

    All communication with Garfinkel Schwartz is 100% confidential. 800-393-2999.
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  • Longshore Act Law Play all

    Garfinkel Schwartz has practiced Longshore Act Law since 1976.

    The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act is a federal law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1927 to cover injured or sick longshoremen and employees in occupations on U.S. waters, oceans, rivers, estuaries, ports, docks and coasts. If you fall off a ship, are injured as a porter, while working on a boat that crosses the sea, loading, unloading, repairing, transport, import, export jobs, you're covered by the Longshore Act.

    This is federal law so you may choose any attorney in any location and the lawyer will fly to you to handle your case for injuries like:
    --Back strain
    --Broken bones
    --Crushed limbs
    --Slip and falls
    --Airborne illnesses
    --Pulled muscles
    --Repetitive strain

    Benefits include:
    --Legal fees
    --Medical care
    --Choice of Doctor
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  • Garfinkel Schwartz Longshore & DBA Law Play all

    Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A., is based in Cocoa Beach, FL., and Maitland, FL., the backyard of Florida’s many port cities and helps clients needing DBA and Longshore Act claims, help and benefits.

    Garfinkel Schwartz has fought insurance companies for the rights of others around the world since 1976.

    Our promise to you is that you are helped to battle insurance companies who deny your claims. We want you to receive the very best possible medical care to ensure a quality life, one family at a time.
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  • Respiratory Problems Play all

    Defense Base Act Law Firm Garfinkel Schwartz helps Civilian Contractors who get sick or injured overseas at any point working for Department of Defense, U.S. Government, U.S. military bases overseas, in war zones, supporting U.S. Military.

    Burn pits, sand storms, dust storms that are breathed in by contractors may cause temporary or permanent damage to lungs and respiratory systems.

    Don't ignore signs that something is wrong. Don't worry about denials by insurers. That's when you talk to the attorneys who fight insurers and the ridiculous denials on necessary medical care.

    Talk with Garfinkel Schwartz in 100% confidentiality and at no fee. DBA legal fees are paid for by the Department of Labor under the Defense Base Act Law. Call 24 hours a day at 800-393-2999.
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