Does The Defense Base Act Cover Your Injuries?

Civilians working for the military outside of the United States, whether at military installations or on public works projects, have the Defense Base Act for protection. Brewster Law Firm LLC in Metairie, Louisiana, represents clients nationwide who have been injured on the job or during travel to or from job sites in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

The U.S. military outsources many jobs to U.S. citizens or subcontractors from other countries. The DBA covers nonmilitary workers employed overseas such as:

  • Construction workers and laborers
  • Food service workers
  • Laundry workers
  • Surveillance and security personnel
  • Truck drivers and mechanics

Compensation may be available to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, back pay and disability due to accidents or conditions resulting in:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Occupational hearing loss
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological injuries

Learn more by reading our FAQ page for the Defense Base Act.

The DBA Claim-Filing Process

Do you already have an active case and file number? Your lawyer can submit any supplementary information online to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP). Otherwise, we will submit your claim to the main Department of Labor office in New York. From there, it will be transferred to the appropriate regional office for processing.

The Brewster Law Firm LLC Advantage

Brewster Law Firm LLC is one of a limited number of law firms in the nation that handles DBA-related personal injury cases. Our lawyers will provide you with peace of mind by taking on the insurance companies on your behalf.

Many of our cases settle during mediation. This settlement process relieves our clients of the pressure and anxiety that come with a protracted court proceeding; if we need to bring your case to trial, however, we are ready to proceed.

Contact Us Today

When you are searching for a responsive DBA attorney, look no further than Brewster Law Firm LLC. Call 504-717-4971 to arrange a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, or submit your request through our website.