Defense Base Act (DBA)

Defense Base Act

The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides compensation benefits for overseas civilian workers employed on government contract when they are injured on the job.

The DBA covers the following types of employment:

  • Jobs under private employers on U.S. military bases or on lands used for U.S. military purposes outside the U.S.
  • Jobs with public work contracts with any U.S. government agency in activities outside the U.S.
  • Jobs with contracts approved and funded by the U.S. under the Foreign Assistance Act if the contract is performed outside the U.S.
  • Jobs for American employers providing welfare or similar services outside of the U.S. for the benefit of the Armed Forces

The DBA is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, designed to provide medical and disability benefits to covered employees who have been hurt during the course of employment. The DBA also provides survivor benefits to dependents when the injury leads to death.

The attorneys at Uliase & Uliase handle claims for workers in all types of occupations covered by the DBA and any type of injury. Our firm focuses exclusively on federal workers’ compensation, so we have the specialized knowledge to overcome obstacles and obtain the benefits our clients need. Injured workers and their families can feel confident in our legal team’s diligence with their claim as they focus on recovering. Because attorneys’ fees are covered by the opposing party, our representation is at no cost to you.

Contact the Lawyers at Uliase & Uliase

Contact us online or call our office at (856) 310-9002 to schedule an appointment with an experienced federal employee injury lawyer. Starting with our low-cost consultation, our legal team can begin the claims process for you or your loved one.

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