Defense Base Act Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a civilian contractor for the United States government, it is important that you seek legal help immediately. Do not settle with the insurance company before speaking to a Defense Base Act attorney. The attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden are very familiar with DBA settlements, and will fight for every penny you deserve.
Our Defense Base Act attorneys represent injured or disabled workers on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless you win. We’re very confident in our ability to get you the benefits you deserve.
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Need more information?
- Am I covered under the Defense Base Act?
- What kind of benefits might I receive?
- What’s covered under the Defense Base Act?
- What locations are covered under the DBA?
- What government contractors are covered under the DBA?
Am I covered under the Defense Base Act?
You are covered by the Defense Base Act if you fit into one of the following four criteria:
- Work for private employers on U.S. military bases or on any lands used by the U.S. for military purposes outside of the United States, including those in U.S. Territories and possessions;
- Work on public work contracts with any U.S. government agency, including construction and service contracts in connection with national defense or with war activities outside the United States;
- Work on contracts approved and funded by the U.S. under the Foreign Assistance Act, which among other things provides for cash sale of military equipment, materials, and services to its allies, if the contract is performed outside of the United States;
- Work for American employers providing welfare or similar services outside the United States for the benefit of the Armed Services, e.g. the United Service Organizations (USO)
What kind of benefits might I receive?
DBA claimants are eligible to receive:
- Weekly benefits for time lost from work
- Dependent benefits for workers who were killed, and
- Coverage for all medical bills and expenses
- Permanent disability benefits (depending on the particulars of your case)
- Payments for loss of wage earning capacity (in some cases)
What’s covered under the Defense Base Act?
- Work injuries
- Death while working as a civilian contractor
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of limbs
- Health conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances
- Hearing loss caused by noise on the job
What locations are covered under the DBA?
Afghanistan, Iraq, Guam, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Kuwait, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Korea, Italy and elsewhere. Anywhere in the world that civilian contractors are brought in to help U.S. military forces or in locations where U.S. workers are hired to build U.S. embassies and government buildings in foreign countries like Soviet Union, England, and the Kyrgyzstan.
Government contractors covered by the Defense Base Act
KBR, L-3 Communications, Prime Projects International, Blackwater, CSA, CACI, CSA, Ltd., Triple Canopy, Kellogg, Bechtel, Service Employees International, Halliburton, Brown & Root, Dyncorp, EG&G, and others.