Civilian Base Workers
We help injured civilian base workers and others covered by a federal statute referred to as the Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (the “NAF”). If you are hurt on the job, we can guide you through the nuances of the system and maximize the benefits to which you are entitled. The NAF is an extension of the Longshore Act, so many of the same principals apply. The NAF covers various individuals, including, but not limited to, civilian employees of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Navy exchanges, Marine Corps exchanges, etc. This workers’ compensation system is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (“OWCP”).
The three main types of benefits in this system are payment for ongoing wage loss, work injury related medical benefits and permanent injury awards also known as scheduled awards. As is true in many employment relationships, an injured employee may not always receive complete or accurate information from their employer or co-workers.
This can be a complicated system and an injured person would be well served in obtaining counsel familiar with this type of federal workers compensation.