Representing Workers Injured On A Military Base

The Defense Base Act (DBA) is a federal law that covers work injuries that occur in specific circumstances. Civilian workers who were injured overseas while completing work on a military base or another structure under government contract are eligible to recover workers' compensation for their injuries. If you were injured overseas while working for the government, schedule a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your situation.

Since 1989, Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C., has fought to ensure that injured workers receive the benefits and compensation they are owed. Whether through the Defense Base Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act or the Federal Employers Liability Act, our firm can provide the answers you want and the representation you need.

What Is The Defense Base Act?

Following the same process as the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act runs on a different system than a typical workers' compensation claim. The DBA was developed to account for injuries that happened in a foreign land, including:

  • Working on a military base
  • Building an embassy
  • Building a school
  • Building a road
  • Building a dam or other public works

Essentially, any out-of-the-country work done under a government contract is covered by the DBA. It is important to note, however, there is a strict statute of limitations on reporting your accident and injury. You must notify your employer within 30 days of your illness or injury.

If you were injured or have questions about your eligibility for benefits, schedule a free consultation with a lawyer as soon as possible. We have offices in the Bronx and throughout New York. Reach us by calling or emailing our firm.