The United States has over 300 embassies across the globe in nearly 200 different countries. Each embassy takes a full staff of persons to ensure the safety of the embassy and its personnel, as well as to build, clean, maintain and operate the embassy. If you worked for a company doing work for or around a U.S. Embassy abroad and were injured, you may be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA).
Civilian contractors working on or around U.S. Embassies have the law on their side if they are injured. Contractors are entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act, with the employer’s insurance carrier paying compensation and medical expenses. However, evidence must be provided establishing that you were injured in the course and scope of employment – the claimant need not prove that his employer or another person caused his injuries, but merely that the injury occurred while working, on call or on base. An injury could be a slip in fall in the shower, a muscle strain while training, a car accident, or any other mode of injury that could occur while the contractor is operating in the foreign
Additionally, civilian contractors need not be U.S. citizens to qualify for compensation and medical treatment under the Defense Base Act. Contractors working for U.S. embassies may be citizens of the nation where the embassy is located and other foreign nationals. Whatever the case, these are covered by the DBA.
Here at the Barnes Law Firm we proudly represent clients not only from the U.S.A. but all over the globe, such as the U.K., Kosovo, Uganda, and Peru. If you were injured doing work for or around a U.S. Embassy abroad, call us now and we will work to get you the compensation you deserve.