Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act (DBA) is meant to compensate civilian employees working under government contracts on U.S. Military bases abroad. The DBA is a very specific, very complicated federal benefit system that is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. If you were hurt working in Iraq or Afghanistan, or on any other U.S. military base abroad, you may be covered under the DBA. If so, you must understand your rights carefully in order to receive the benefits to which you are entitled. And unfortunately, you can’t count on AIG or Travelers to look out for you.
If you have any questions about what to do if you have been hurt on the job, give us a call. Remember: There is never a charge to have the law explained to you.