Defense Base Act

Attorney Alan J. Shapiro helps Defense Base Act workers. Defense base workers may be employed by contractors in foreign countries or civilian employees of United States military bases (Non-Appropriated funds claims).

Defense base worker and civilian military base employees face a multitude of workplace dangers. These may include injuries due to unsafe work conditions, repetitive strain injuries, illness due to prolonged exposure to hazardous materials or even death. They and their families deserve adequate workers’ compensation.

A NOTE from Federal Workers’ Compensation Attorney Alan J Shapiro to injured Defense Base Act and Non-Appropriated Funds Act workers;

Dear Injured Worker,

I help injured civilian workers navigate the compensation claims process.

Let me explain my experience with this area of the law. During the Viet Nam War, I represented employees of contractors injured in Asia. I began representing Non-Appropriated Funds workers employed at the Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton Ohio. Unfortunately, our country has continued to be involved in foreign wars. Civilian workers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been placed in harm’s way resulting in numerous serious injuries.

Defense Base Act, and Non-Appropriated funds cases are a time consuming and lengthy process. Once the claim enters the arena of litigation, it becomes a major legal conflict. It is not resolved easily. It is not resolved without engaging in the full legal process.

A claimant should engage an attorney long before the inevitable conflict arises with the insurance carrier. There is no fee until there is litigation and/or the matter is settled. The attorney fee must be approved by the Government agency; therefore, the injured worker has no downside for the early retention of legal representation.

Contact us today and let our family fight for your family.


Alan J. Shapiro

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