Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act
The Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA) protects individuals injured on the job while employed by a business that supports members of the U.S. armed forces.
A non-appropriated fund instrumentality employee is defined by the U.S. Department of Labor as a civilian employee paid from non-appropriated funds of the armed forces to provide “…comfort, pleasure, contentment, or physical or mental improvement of members of the armed forces.”
The NAFI is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and provides injury and disability compensation to covered employees. Like the LHWCA, the NAFI may cover:
- Reasonable and necessary medical services, surgeries and treatment
- Lost wages for total or partial work-related disability
- Survivor benefits when the work-related injury or disease leads to death
- Awards for permanent partial impairment
The legal team at Uliase & Uliase has extensive experience navigating the claim process on behalf of clients, from filing the initial application for benefits to appealing denials and overcoming other issues. Our attorneys exclusively handle federal workers’ compensation claims in order to provide clients with specialized representation. Because attorneys’ fees are covered by the opposing party, our representation is at no cost to you.
In the event of an injury or disability, jobs covered by NAFIA may include:
- Administrative personnel
- Commissary workers
- Retail and convenience store employees
- Daycare providers
- Forklift operators
To arrange a meeting with one of our experienced federal employee injury attorneys, call us at (856) 310-9002 or contact our office online. We are available to meet with you weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Even if we don’t take your case, we will only charge a $35 consultation fee.