The defense base act is a federal law that extends workers' compensation protection to civilians doing defense or military work abroad to the U.S. government.
The defense base act has shielded people working abroad under military contracts because in 1942. Within the last twenty decades, the army has increased the number of civilian contractors it hires in regions such as the Middle East, which has increased workers' compensation claims.
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In case you're injured while on a military occupation in a different state, the law company may represent you in trying benefits under the defense base act.
Employees covered under the act
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation -that administers the defense base act to make sure that insured employees get the benefits they are entitled to – abroad workers covered under the act include those that:
-Work for private companies on American military bases or any lands utilized by the USA for military functions out of the nation.
-Work on public work contracts with almost any U.S. government agency, such as national defense-related structure and support contracts or with war activities outside the USA.
-Work on contracts accepted and financed by the U.S. government under the Foreign Assistance Act for work done beyond the United States.