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The Defense Base Act - Koenigsberg


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Learn how the Defense Base Act secures worker compensation benefits government contractors and subcontractors who work overseas.

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The Defense Base Act - Koenigsberg

  1. 1. DEFENSE BASE ACT Learn how the Defense BaseAct secures worker compensation benefits government contractors and subcontractors who work overseas.
  2. 2. WHAT ISTHE DEFENSE BASE ACT?  The Defense Base Act (DBA) is an extension of the Longshore and HarborWorkers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) passed in 1941  1958Amendment clarified that all service contracts fall under this act  The DBA provides workers' compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States on US military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense
  3. 3. WHO DOESTHIS BILL PROTECT/SERVE? 1. Workers on any military base acquired from a foreign government 2. Employees who work on land that the US owns beyond its own borders. 3. Government contractors who perform services in anyTerritory owned by the United States 4. All public workers that don’t meet the criteria of coverage number 3 5. Any contractors with contracts approved and financed by the US to take place outside of US owned land 6. Troops outside the US with welfare or other similar services
  4. 4. WHAT DO I DOTO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS? 1. Report injury to employer as soon as possible. 2. Request authorization for medical care when needed. Employee has a free choice of treating physician. 3. Cooperate with employer/carrier in the investigation of the claim. 4. Provide documents and medical reports to the OWCP upon request. 5. Attend medical examination arranged by employer/carrier or by the District Director, when requested. 6. Complete Employee’s Report of Earnings, Form LS ‐200, when requested (no more than twice a year). 7. File a written Claim for Compensation within one year of the date of injury or one year of last payment of compensation, whichever is later.
  5. 5. WE CAN HELP!  If you have been injured while employed under the DBA, contact an experienced Defense Base Act lawyer today to schedule a free initial consultation and discover how they can help you.  We can help you:  Navigate through all the time-sensitive claim filing  Develop compelling legal arguments  Make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve