Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Longshore Act / Defense Base Act / Civilian Contractors Injured Overseas

This link is to the Dept. of Labor site on the Longshore / Defense Base Act. The page gives the following information: The Defense Base Act provides workers’ compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States under a contract with the U.S. government. This page contains currently available information regarding the Defense Base Act (DBA) that may be of interest to the Longshore community. For example, civilian contractors injured in Iraq may be covered under these acts.

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