What is the Defense Base Act?

The Defense Base Act is a law that was enacted by Congress on August 16, 1941, to extend the coverage of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, to civilian employees under contract with the United States performing “public works” outside the continental United States.

The law provides reasonable and necessary medical care and compensation to injured workers, and death benefits to dependent survivors of injured workers, of U.S. government contractors who perform work overseas.

We invite you to contact us today if you have a question about your case. Our Experienced Defense Base Act attorneys will inform you of your rights, and fight to make sure you receive the full benefits you deserve.

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