Protecting Your Safety And Your Rights
As a specialized worker, you never want to feel lost at sea. It is important to feel protected when you are working in an industry where the likelihood of suffering a serious injury is significantly higher than that of an average employee.
Finding experienced representation to help you navigate the laws that protect your safety and rights as an employee can give you the peace of mind necessary to feel comfortable in your work. Attorney Jeffrey Winter offers more than 30 years of experience in a variety of practice areas both as a litigator and a negotiator. He serves both his local community in San Diego, California, as well as clients across the nation.
Defense Base Act
Established in 1941, the Defense Base Act provides accident coverage to employees working on military bases outside of the United States. Its scope has since broadened to include essentially any contract with an agency for the federal government requesting work outside of the United States. This may include, but is not limited to, public works contracts (including non-military) and national security operations.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a civilian working overseas for the United States Department of Defense, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The goal of the War Hazards Compensation Act, organized in 1942, is to provide benefits to employees working outside the continental United States or their survivors for injuries or deaths resulting from exposure to various war-related hazards. Hazards covered may include, but are not limited to:
- Gunshot wounds
- Mortar attacks
- Terrorist attacks
- Improvised explosive device injuries
Providing disaster relief services overseas is honorable work, but certain duties could potentially put your health and safety at risk. Suffering an injury while assisting other during their time of need could qualify you for certain benefits.
Keep Yourself Afloat
We are empathetic to the hardship that follows an overseas workplace injury. Do not leave your future to chance. Contact Jeffrey Winter Law at 619-235-9737 to request a free consultation and schedule a meeting at his San Diego office or another convenient location.