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The Barnes Law Firm provides legal representation for civilian contractors injured overseas on military bases under the Defense Base Act. If you have suffered a serious injury while working a government contract anywhere in the world, we can help. Civilian contractors, personnel and interpreters serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Djibouti, Japan, and Germany who are working on an overseas military installation may be entitled to lump sum settlements. The DBA offers federal workers’ compensation that covers injuries suffered while working on an international base.
The Barnes Law Firm handles Defense Base Act claims for workers injured overseas. The Defense Base Act is a federal workers’ compensation program available to workers injured working overseas for United States department of defense contractors. The DBA is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act and provides compensation for those injured overseas. The DBA covers employees who work for private employers that work on U.S. military bases or on any land that's utilized by the U.S. for military purposes outside of the United States. For the purposes of the Defense Base Act, U.S. territories and possessions are also included in areas covered under the DBA.The DBA also covers employees who are working on construction and service contracts with the U.S. government in connection with national defense or war activities outside of the U.S.
No matter where in the world your government contract took place, our Houston-based attorneys can help you with your Defense Base Act claim. We will explain whether or not your injury falls under the parameters of the Defense Base Act and help you obtain compensation so you can move forward with your life.
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