We can help you recieve your benefts under the Defense Base Act

Experience with Injured Workers


Michael Seelie is a Florida Board Certified Attorney with over 35 years experience representing injured workers.Please feel free to email him directly regarding your case.



Military Accident Attorneys Protecting Your Rights


Those who assist the U.S. government by serving as civilian contractors have rights when they are injured while on the job. We strive to protect those rights and to seek justice for government employees injured in situations involving:


  • Defense Base Act Claims
  • Military Base Accidents
  • Defense Contractor Injury
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act


Only a handful of attorneys around the country handle cases involving the complex issues that arise under these acts. We have obtained many successful results for clients who were injured on military bases, vessels or floating structures, or while working for the government overseas.


Contact An Experienced Florida Defense Base Act Lawyer


When you are ready to see the difference that our experience and dedication to the field of injury law can make in your case, contact our civilian contractor injury lawyers for a free initial consultation. Call 904-858-1895 or 855-858-1894 (tollfree) or email us today.






Have you been injured while working overseas? If the injury occurred while working for a civilian contractor working outside the United States pursuant to a contract with the United States Government, then the claims are covered under the Defense Base Act. See what experience in Defense Base Act Law can do for you.


We represent injured workers, both in this country, and those who have worked for various companies in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.  The Defense Base Act, which is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, covers


• Medical Treatment
• Disability Compensation
• Death Benefits

• Vocational Rehabilitation



What is the Defense Base Act?


Established in 1941, the primary goal of the Defense Base Act was to cover workers on military bases outside the United States. The act was amended to include public works contracts with the government for the building of non-military projects such as dams, schools, harbors, and roads abroad. A further amendment added a vast array of enterprises revolving around the national security of the United States and its allies.