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Defense Base Act

The Defense Base Act covers workers on military bases and civilians working on government projects outside the United States. It also includes almost any contract with an agency of the U.S. government, for work outside the U.S. 



Military as well as non military workers can be put in harms way. Injuries can occur that are of a traumatic nature quite different than those that occur in familiar work surroundings. The effects can lead to not only the injury incurred but also a host of other related issues, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).





These types of cases vocationally are unique, and require the attention of experienced professionals who understand the nuances of the Defense Base Act. The Vocational Case Management Team at The SRS Group have many years of experience handling these special cases.


Vocational Case Management includes an initial intake interview and assessment of the injured workers potential to return to work. This assessment includes the injured worker's skills, education, aptitudes, interests, geographic location, financial considerations and physical capabilities. The vocational case manager can then conduct a labor market survey and identify employment opportunities that fit within the injured worker's parameters as defined by the assessment. 


The benefits of vocational case management are:



  • Cost containment of vocational expenses
  • Return-to-work strategies and options are identified
  • Communication between all parties
  • Documentation of all case activity
  • Job Availability and placement
  • Provides input for decision-making


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