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Injured Civilian Contractor Lawyer | Defense Base Act (DBA)

If you were hurt while working overseas for a defense contractor, call Injured Civilian Contractor Lawyer Niles Sneed. Niles has extensive experience helping government employees secure settlements under the Defense Base Act for the injuries that occurred on or near U.S. military bases.

Working overseas for government contractors or for defense contractors such as KBR, Flour, General Dynamics, or Becktel, can be lucrative, but also dangerous. With the higher rate or pay and benefits comes the potential to suffer life-altering injuries.

No matter where you were injured around the world, Attorney Niles Sneed is here to help. Call and ask to speak with Niles today at (866)434-0014, or fill out our contact form and one of our attorneys will contact you immediately.

Should I hire DBA attorney Niles Sneed to represent me?

Absolutely. Attorney Niles Sneed ranks amongst the leading international Defense Base Act Attorneys and has helped thousands of employees secure full compensation under the federal compensation program. Defense Base Act is a hyper-technical workers’ compensation system. Attorney Niles Sneed know how to secure the maximum settlement amount for your injuries and damages, and how to litigate a claim before an administrative law judge if you receive lowball offers for your injuries.

Niles Sneed of Sneed|Mitchell LLP understands all aspects of a Defense Base Act claim. And Niles extensive knowledge of the inside workings of the Defense Base Act insurance industry will provide insightful guidance to help you better position your claim. Niles helps internationally for Defense Base Act claimants, helping contractors and their families get the compensation they deserve.

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What Is A Civilian Contractor?

Civilian contractors are employees who satisfy overseas contracts for the military, government, or NGOs. Defense contractors working for companies like Kellogg Brown and Root (now KBR Inc.), Fluor Corporation, General Dynamics, and other foreign contracting services are also civilian contractors.

Civilian contractors work in almost every field, such as health care, engineering, transportation, food preparation, accounting, mine removal, truck driving, translation, and construction. They provide support services for governments, NGOs, private military contractors, and other organizations working overseas.

When employees of Defense Contractors suffer injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), back injuries, leg injuries, concussions, hernias, or any other form of injury or illness, they are entitled to benefits under the Defense Base Act.

What Is The Defense Base Act?

The Defense Base Act is a federal workers’ compensation system under the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC). The Defense Base Act provides workers' compensation benefits to any employee of a government contractor injured while working on a U.S. military bases or under a contract with the American government for national defense or public workers.

Modern military operations rely heavily on civilian contractors. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Gaza Strip are prime examples of how extensively federal employees are needed by the United States to perform essential tasks—from guarding military bases to driving military convoy trucks. Sometimes, contractors are injured while performing their work duties. When that happens, the contractor may become entitled to Defense Base Act benefits.

Currently, nationals from the United States, Kenya, Macedonia, and Uganda represent the majority of civilian contractors applying for benefits under the Defense Base Act. However, employee from every county in world are fulfilling defense contracts at any given time.

Are All Employees Covered Under the Defense Base Act?

Yes, the Defense Base Act does not exclude any federal employee or contractor based on nationality or job title. A long as you were an injured worker, you qualify for DBA benefits.

DBA attorney Niles Sneed has litigated Defense Base Act claims involving:

  • Base and Security Towers

  • Bus Drivers

  • Canine Handlers

  • Construction Engineers

  • Cultural Linguist and Advisors

  • Electricians

  • Firefighters and Rescuers

  • Flight Attendants

  • Food Service Workers and Deliverymen

  • Forklift Operators

  • Heavy Equipment Operators

  • Heavy Truck Drivers

  • Interpreters

  • Laundry Service Workers

  • Linguists

  • Military and Police Trainers

  • Mechanics

  • Personal Security Specialists

  • Pilots

  • Scientists

  • Translators

  • Welders

What Types of Injuries Can Contractors Receive Settlements For?

The military understands that oversees objectives and operations cannot be conduct without the use of contractors. For this reason, the Defense Base Act is written loosely and intended to aid employees injured in any circumstance, from working a large military airfield in a combat area to small outpoints in safe zones or areas where no conflict is currently existing.

Any number of injuries could result from DBA work, including:

  • Amputations

  • Arm Injuries

  • Asbestosis

  • Asthma

  • Back Injuries

  • Breathing Problems

  • Broken Bones

  • Burns

  • Cancer

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chemical Exposures

  • Chest Pains

  • COPD

  • Depression

  • Dermatitis

  • Electrocution

  • Eye or Vision Problems

  • Head Injuries

  • Hearing Problems

  • Heart Attack

  • Hip Injuries

  • Lead Poisoning

  • Lumbar Stenosis

  • Neck Injuries

  • PTSD

  • Psychological Injuries

  • Radiculopathy

  • Shoulder Injuries

  • Silicosis

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Stress

  • Suicide

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • War-Related Injuries

  • Tuberculosis

  • Whiplash

What Types of Benefits Are Included In A DBA Claim?

An Injured Civilian Contract Lawyer helps injured workers secure benefits for medical treatment, disability compensation (both past and future), death benefits, and vocational rehabilitation. Employees are also entitled to treatment by a physician of the employee's choice as long as the doctor is treating an injury or ailment related to their employment.

Injured Civilian Contractor Lawyer Niles Sneed

Overseas injuries have long-lasting and career changing effects on the employee. You may be entitled to future disability compensation and medical benefits for years to come, let our attorneys analyze your circumstance and inform you of your recovery options.

Attorney Niles Sneed specializes in injury claims injured civilian contractors and understands how to navigate complex Defense Base act Claims. But you deserve justice as much as anyone else, and our DBA attorneys have the expertise and the resources to assist you with your insurance claim and your recovery. Call attorney Niles Sneed today at 866-434-0014 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss pursuing a DBA claim as an civilian contractor.


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