Defense Base Act

When your war is over,ours is just beginning.

Grossman Law understands the needs of overseas contractors.

If you are an employee of a civilian contractor injured while working under a U.S. Government contract in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, or anywhere in the world, we can help you. Has your claim for death benefits been denied because the employer/carrier has characterized your spouse’s death as “arising from natural causes?” If so, you may be entitled to benefits based on the “Zone of Special Danger Doctrine”.

Our attorneys have handled thousands of claims and have experience in the investigation and prosecution of Defense Base Act claims before the U.S. Department of Labor. We are known for our responsiveness, thorough and hands-on litigation style, investigative and negotiating skills and our accessibility to our clients. We go wherever you need us to be.

For injured workers whether residing in the United States or overseas your Defense Base Act claim may be handled by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs District Directors in the following cities:

  • Boston
  • Houston
  • Jacksonville
  • Long Beach
  • Covington
  • New York
  • Norfolk
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.

The Defense Base Act

affords compensation benefits to those engaged in employment, such as:

  • Deployed civilian contractors working in England, South Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Philippines, Italy, China, and Kuwait under a U.S. government contract.
  • Any military, air, or naval base acquired by the United States.
  • Upon land occupied or used by the government for military or naval purposes in any territory or countries possession outside the continental United States.
  • Any public work in any territory or possession outside the continental United States if the employee is engaged under the contract of a contractor with the United Stat

Breathing dust, fumes, and other toxic substances from burn pits and other serious health hazards. Some of the chemicals were very toxic carcinogens and are deadly.

As a supporter for the improved health and welfare of individuals against hazardous occupational and environmental exposures, Grossman Law advocates for changes in safety standards and safer use of chemicals.  If you have been exposed to burn pit dust, smoke or fumes or Sodium Dichromate, contact us to see how we can help.

How can we help you?

When an injury or accident upends your life, Grossman Attorneys becomes your advocate, aggressively pursuing the justice you deserve.