Trusted Legal Counsel for U.S. Military Contracted Workers

Defense Base Act Attorney in Baton Rouge

Work with a Trusted Attorney for Your Workers’ Compensation Case

If you were a United States military contracted worker working in a foreign country and you were injured while performing your job, you could be eligible to receive compensation and disability benefits. When you work with our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney at the office of J. David Smith, Attorney at Law, we can help determine your overall compensation and assist in filing. Our founding lawyer has been named one of the Top 100 Injured Workers’ Advocates Nationally by WILG in 2014 and he will bring this knowledge to the forefront of your case.

If you are an overseas worker that has been injured, you are encouraged to contact our team and speak with a Baton Rouge workers' compensation lawyer right away.

What Is the Defense Base Act?

In 1942, the United States developed an act that protected overseas contracted civilian workers and helped provide them with necessary benefits and compensation in the event of a major injury or accident. This act serves as an extension of other federal workers’ compensation acts and applies to all individuals serving as military contractors, those working on military bases and any other civilian that is working in an area of national defense

Employees that fall under the cover of the Defense Base Act can receive:

  • Compensation for lost income and wages
  • Assistance with medical and disability
  • Death benefits for family members of fallen civilian contracted workers

If you have questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to obtain compensation, or if your service falls under the Defense Base Act, do not hesitate to contact our team. J. David Smith, Attorney at Law can provide you with needed guidance during this difficult time.

You served our country, now let us serve you. We can be reached at (855) 973-1098 to schedule a free consultation.

We Go Above and Beyond. Your Experience is Very Important.

  • “The respect Mr. David and his staff shows you and your family in one of the worst times you can have in life, speaks volumes about his character.”

    Clay Y.

  • “He turned an awful situation into a good experience.”

    Dee B.

  • “He always kept me in the loop about the progress of my case.”

    Benjamin S.

  • “He takes alot of time out with his clients to give his undivided attention when handling your case.”

    Engra M.

What J. David Smith, Attorney at Law Can Do for You

  1. Handles all communication with your employer and the insurance company right away
  2. Trusted by other law firms in our area and we often get referrals from other attorneys
  3. Named as one of the top 100 Injured Workers’ Advocates nationally by WILG
  4. Serves as Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions
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