Sit Rep April 23, 2009 The Defense Base Act and the Injured War Zone Contractor
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 23, 2009
Injured Contractors have been in the news again over the last week.
Injured Contractors were on Good Morning America and 20/20.
The LA Times and ProPublica published a story that the LA Times sat on for a year.
Representative Elijah E Cummings on Tuesday asked for another hearing by Congress, this time by the Domestic Policy Committee. He is outraged at what he has just read about.
In the meantime the abuse of the Injured War Zone Contractor continues with no intervention.
AIG continues to get away with having claims hearings post poned to keep important information that would help other injured contractors out of public record.
AIG gets away with not showing up for hearings.
CNA continues to deny Traumatic Brain Injury screening to bomb blast victims.
The Department of Labor OALJ is not assigning claims for hearings, at least not for the last three months.
The Department of Labor is AWOL.
DBA cases are lingering in the twilight zone for as long as six years while the injured contractors are denied medical benefits and financial compensation that the Defense Base Act put in place for them and the taxpayer already paid for. They continue to have their credit ruined, lose their homes, lose their families, lose their lives.
Injured Contractors and their families join forces to ensure their voices are heard.
They are not going away.
You can join them by using the contact information at www.americancontractorsiniraq.org