Many people recognize that when military members are injured or killed while serving their country, there are protections in place to ensure that they are compensated for their hardships. However, some people wonder what happens to those who are hurt or killed while working for the US military in the private sector, such as contractors and those working for a private firm. Fortunately, the Defense Base Act protects private workers who are injured or pass away while providing services to the US military.
Workers in many different fields are hurt while supporting the US military overseas, from truck drivers and security personnel to those employed in the construction and food service industries. It is imperative for injured workers who are eligible to receive benefits through the Defense Base Act to examine their options carefully.
For starters, prospective recipients need to understand the various benefits that this law provides. From providing back pay and help with medical costs to covering expenses brought on by rehabilitation and even death benefits, there are many ways in which the DBA supports those who are involved in accidents while working in these circumstances. Our law firm realizes that these injuries are often especially difficult in terms of uncertainty and recovery.
Preparing to file your claim
If you determine that you are likely eligible to receive these benefits, it is imperative to make sure that you file a claim properly. Try to reduce stress and other negative emotions during this difficult time and stay optimistic about your future. On our blog, you will find more information related to the DBA.