Civilian Contractors - The Defense Base Act

Contractors have no VA registry to turn to - and a registry is hardly a guarantee of getting any justice for this horrible affliction. But contractors have another option: filing for workers’ compensation relief under the Defense Base Act. For civilian contractors who are injured while working overseas or on a military base, the Defense Base Act entitles them to benefits to cover their lost income as well as their medical expenses. The DBA is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) which provides disability compensation and medical benefits to employees and death benefits to eligible survivors of employees of U.S. government contractors who perform work overseas.

For more information visit the the Defense Base Act information page at: