If you are a civilian, harbor worker, or longshoremen who has been injured while working overseas for a U.S. Military you should know your rights regarding workers' compensation insurance. The Defense Base Act provides workers' compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States on US military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense. Federal law requires all U.S. government contractors and subcontractors to secure workers' compensation insurance for their employees working overseas.
The Defense Base Act covers the following employment activities:
If any one of the above criteria is met, all employees engaged in such employment, regardless of nationality, are covered under the Act.
Let the experienced attorneys at the Ardoin Law Firm P.C. handle any and all issues related to a failure by your employer to abide by this Act. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are unsure of your rights or if you're in need of additional information regarding your coverage.