Defense Base Act

Defense Base Act Attorney

Helping Injured International Contractors Through the Defense Base Act

Many of the functions that had once been handled by the military itself are now contracted out to private businesses. Employees of government contractors leave their families for months at a time and are often placed in harm's way. They are well-paid for their services.

But what happens if you are injured while working for a government contractor overseas? Who will pay your medical expenses and a portion of your wages if you are injured at work?

At Dobbs & Baker in Rockville, Maryland, our attorneys represent civilians who were injured while working for government contractors in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the globe.

These clients are employees of American companies such as Halliburton, Bechtel, DynCorp, Kellogg and Brown & Root (KBR). In order to do business with the government, these contractors are required to carry Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance.

About the Defense Base Act

An extension to the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act, the Defense Base Act functions as a type of federal workers' compensation program for the employees of government contractors stationed overseas. It gives injury victims the right to compensation for their medical bills and a portion of their weekly wages.

Injured contractors are typically shipped back home, where they are often left to fend for themselves. Many have no idea how to file for Defense Base Act benefits or that they are even eligible for benefits.

Representing Clients Nationwide in DBA Coverage Claims

Our law firm secured benefits for various contractor employees including an employee who was injured by Taliban fire in Iraq and for a mechanic who injured his knee on the job. We have also represented the survivors of those who died while working for government contractors abroad.

No matter how your on-the-job injury occurred, no matter where in the country you live, our lawyers know how to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive. To learn how we can help, please call us toll free at (866) 647-1931 or contact us by e-mail.

The initial consultation is free and you will pay no attorney's fees unless we obtain benefits in your Defense Base Act claim.