Handley Farah & Anderson represents a group of Peruvian security guards, who suffer from injuries sustained while working in Iraq for Triple Canopy, a United States defense contractor. Months and years of long hours and exposure to dangerous and hazardous conditions have left these workers with a variety of long term injuries, including loss of hearing and post-traumatic stress disorder, preventing them from finding similar work. Part of a massive Peruvian security guard force working under U.S. government contractors, these men were paid little more than $1,000 per month for their dangerous work, and ultimately left Iraq with little compensation for their injuries and occupational illnesses, despite the fact that they are all covered by the Defense Base Act, a U.S. law designed to compensate employees of U.S. government contractors and subcontractors abroad when they are killed or injured. The matters are currently pending before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.
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