We also have an office in Maitland Florida which is a suburb of Orlando (407-425-7777).
Or you can call me at 1-800-393-2999 24 hours a day. I’m going to introduce you to some information on the Non-Appropiated Funds Act. If you prefer, you may watch the video “Non Appropriated Funds Act” on the Garfinkel Schwartz YouTube channel.
Non-Military Personnel Who Get Hurt on a U.S. Base
I’m here to talk to you today about an act that most people are not familiar with that may apply to you if you work on a military base but you’re not military personnel. The act is called the Non Appropriated Funds Act which is very obviously technical sounding act. But what it basically is is an offshoot of the Longshore Act which is also part the Defense Base Act is also an offshoot of the Longshore Act and basically what it is is the attorney’s fees are all the same and the benefits are all the same. It basically just simply applies to people that are employed on military bases by the government in the United States that get injured but they do not they do not get military help, they do not get VA help.
Job Types Covered Under Act
An example would be any support staff that works on a military base for the government that would maybe be repairing helicopters, gassing up planes, they might be cooks at the local military base complex cafeteria. They could be sweepers, they could be cleaners. They could be overnight security type people where the military’s not involved and you have private security on the military base. Or you could actually be a hairstylist on the base. It’s any of those type of people that are non-military people that are working on a military base. And the reason why you’re covered by this federal law instead of some other law is because you’re actually working in a place that’s owned by the federal government and not by a state.
Injured on These U.S. Military Locations?
So if you’re in any type of military annex, what I would call a base or a fort, or part of an air force establishment or part of an airport or something that is militarily owned you’re covered under this act.
A lot of people and a lot of lawyers don’t know this and they try to go through the state system the state workers’ comp system and it gets all confused and messed up. And sooner or later you’re going to find this out and it might be a lot of time wasted a lot of money wasted and a lot of resources wasted.
To be safe on the safe side, if you work on a military establishment or somewhere that’s owned by the United States in the United States and you get injured you should call and we can sort that out for you to see what type of coverage you have and if you have this type of Federal coverage it’s usually, normally much better than state workers compensation laws. And thats basically because you’re afforded that type of federal protection as a person that works outside of a state in the United States.
Please Call an Attorney–Don’t Wait
So if you don’t call me call an attorney that you think might be qualified to understand these federal laws which are called the non-appropriated funds act which is obviously something that even some of my friends that are lawyers have never ever heard of. And probably will never hear of it again.
So please call an attorney if you can, if you want to call someone else that’s great. Just please know your rights before you even seek the initial treatment because starting off down the wrong road just causes all kinds of problems for you for your medical providers and for the ultimate value of your case. So right up front if you start this stuff up front when it happens and it doesn’t hurt you in any way. Again this is Brian Wiklendt in our Cocoa Beach, office for Garfinkel Schwartz. We go anywhere and everywhere to help people across the United States. So please don’t hesitate to call and thank you for your time.