The thought of going overseas for work can be an upsetting decision for many families who understandably do not want to be separated. But there are certain employment situations in which overseas work is unavoidable and consequential. If you are employed overseas at a US defense base as a private contractor, you want to be sure you are just as protected as if you were at home. The Defense Base Act helps to extend workers’ compensation to employees who are overseas at a defense base, just as if they were in the continental United States.
If you have been injured on the job, even if you are employed away from home, you deserve to be compensated. Workers’ compensation may extend to you even while overseas. Please contact your Iowa workers’ compensation lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC, by calling (515) 705-0233 for more information on your legal rights.
Who Does The Defense Base Act Cover?
The Defense Base Act (DBA) was signed into law in 1941 as an extension of other workers’ compensation regulations. This act was designed to protect private citizens who were contracted to work at US defense bases outside of the continental United States. It is important that your right to protection from on-the-job injuries is extended overseas if you have been contracted to work there.
There have been recent actions to ensure that workers’ comp protection is guaranteed to all governmental employees. In the past, this Act could be waived by different government agencies. However, there is a recently proposed rule that would clarify which agencies could waive these rights and regulations on the circumstances under which they can be waived. If you believe that your overseas work injury was not properly handled, you need a lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Please contact your Iowa workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC, by calling (515) 705-0233 for more information on your overseas workers’ comp case.