Defense Base Act Claims
ATTENTION: Are you receiving the correct compensation under the Defense Base Act? If you are not sure, contact us for a free consultation.
The Defense Base Act was enacted in 1941 in order to provide compensation to injured civilian workers or their dependents for disability or death due to an injury occurring on military bases of the United States. The Act includes public works contracts with the government for the building of non-military projects such as dams, schools, harbors, and roads abroad. Today, almost any contract with an agency of the United States government for work outside of the United States, whether of a military nature or not, will likely require Defense Base Act coverage.
If an injured worker is covered under the Defense Base Act, he is generally entitled to the benefits and procedures set forth in the Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”). The LHWCA provides that the employers must pay for the medical care required for its employee’s injury, for disability compensation payments and for rehabilitation training. In the event of death caused by injury, benefits include payment for reasonable funeral expenses and compensation payments to surviving eligible dependents. Although the LHWCA does not provide for compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, compensation is payable regardless of whether the employer was “negligent” or “at fault” in causing a worker’s injuries.
Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Advocate for Workers Injured on Military Bases
Civilian workers who sustained injuries at a military base or another governmental site deserve the quality representation our Philadelphia work injury lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. can provide. Call us today at 215-925-8400 or 888-999-1962 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. From our offices in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Pinehurst, North Carolina, we represent clients in throughout the surrounding areas.