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Dispelling/Confirming some Defense Base Act Myths July 20, 2008

Posted by Aaron Walter in Uncategorized.
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1. The Defense Base Act only applies to US Citizens


FALSE – The DBA applies both to US Citizens and to foreign nationals. So long you were injured while working for a company contracting directly with the US government (usually the Department of Defense) that is in some way providing support to the US military or contributing to efforts that could be construed as supporting the national security interests of the US, you are likely covered by the Act. We have been witness to recent efforts by some insurers to forcibly apply less beneficial foreign Workers’ Compensation systems from the Middle East to some of these injured employees. Be aware of your rights and be prepared to stand up for them.


2. My benefits can be cut off I fail to go to an IME or FCE