The Defense Base Act ensures that federal workers’ compensation benefits are extended to civilian contractors injured on U.S. installations overseas. An injury that occurs during work can become messy, very quickly. Medical bills may pile up, leaving you anxious and fearful. If you are seeking representation, call us today at 1-833-291-1818 or use our online contact form.
What is the Defense Base Act Law?
If you are a civilian working under contract for the U.S. government in other countries, whether at military installations or on public works projects, then you fall under the Defense Base Act if you become injured on the job.
The Defense Base Act law covers civilian contractors working on U.S. installations overseas, such as truck drivers and mechanics, interpreters, logistic specialists, surveillance and security personnel, food service workers and last but not least construction workers and laborers. Compensation may be available to these employees to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, back pay and disability due to certain accidents or conditions. Learn more about the certain conditions covered.