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Defense Base Act Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The Defense Base Act covers the employees of private enterprises that are engaged in national-defense or war-related “public work” on behalf of the United States or its allies. If you were injured in the course and scope of your employment as a federal contractor, then you are more than likely eligible for benefits and compensation under the Defense Base Act. The Defense Base Act covers government contractors in working Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, South Korea, Dubai, or other places where the U.S. Military maintains a presence.

No matter what your defense support job — transportation specialist, base support worker, translator or linguist, construction worker, security guard, ship worker, service worker, truck or convoy driver — our Defense Base Act workers’ compensation lawyers can help you secure the relief you deserve.

At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our Defense Base Act lawyer is based in Columbia, South Carolina understand how important it is for those injured while working for the military overseas to receive compensation that covers medical expenses and other costs following a workplace accident. An injury can saddle you with expensive medical bills and keep you from returning to work for an extended period of time. As such, our Columbia legal team believes that you deserve excellent legal representation to help you seek the compensation you need, and we are ready to put our firm’s considerable experience and resources to work for you.

Benefits Available Under the Defense Base Act

Under the Defense Base Act, non-military employees and defense contractors who were injured overseas working on U.S. military bases may be eligible for certain benefits after suffering a work-related injury. If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a military contractor, you may qualify for the following benefits:

  • Medical treatment
  • Disability compensation
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Death benefits

Unfortunately, because some employers can be so reluctant to provide compensation to injured civilian contractors, it may be necessary to take legal action in order to secure these benefits.

Consult a Defense Base Act Lawyer if You Have been Injured While Serving as an Overseas Defense Contractor Employee

If you’ve been injured as a civilian contractor working on an overseas U.S. military base, you likely deserve to be compensated for work-related injuries, regardless of your non-military status. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our Defense Base Act lawyers understand that you may be worried about your financial future while trying to recover from your injuries. Fortunately, there is help available. If you are concerned about not receiving the funds you need, call (803) 350-9230 today to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation and Defense Base Act lawyer who can guide you through the process of seeking medical treatment and full compensation.

Last Updated : September 24, 2014
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