“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straight forward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugar coat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get go.
The DBA insurance company is not on your side. They have traps laying around for you to fall in. And bet on it, if you do not follow the proper steps with your DBA case, you will fall right in.
Remember the DBA insurance company is not your friend. I strongly suggest you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Striaght Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. The book has plenty of great reviews on Amazon, and it is a guide to only help you succeed in your case.
Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies.
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Telling it the same way that I would want it
Many of you realize that our law firm is one the top two largest law firms in the world that represents seriously injured civilian contractors. Because of this, I represent a lot of linguists. Believe it or not, we are all about being straight forward at our firm. We are always going to tell you what you need to hear. No matter what. Just the way that I would want it if I had to hire a lawyer for me or a family member.
Worldwide Language Resources Linguists
Of the contractors that call our firm, one of the most common are linguists. Linguists provide a valuable service to our troops overseas by bridging language and cultural barriers. Along with MEP, Worldwide Language Resources Inc. is one of the largest government contractors to provide translation services to assist the United States government overseas. WWLR works closely with Government and Defense organizations and provides services such as Interpreters, Linguists, Cultural Advisors, Military Advisors, Fielding Equipment Coordinator, Human Intelligence Analysts, Language Training, Isomersion Courses, and International Business Consulting.
What It Really Means to Be a Contracting Linguist
What most folks don’t realize when they hear “linguist” is that for many contracting linguists, they aren’t just sitting in a safe, cushy office. When it comes to linguists contracted with the U.S. government, they are in the trenches with the troops, sometimes literally.
Linguists work in the warzone and are often times subjected to the same rigors that our military forces have to deal with. Problem is, most of these linguists don’t have the same military training that will prepare them for the physical and mental demands such living conditions require. As a result, many of these linguists are physically hurt on missions and psychologically tormented by what they’ve seen.
I hear it almost every day
A potential client will call and tell me they were hurt outside the wire when they were out on a mission. These civilians, many of which come fresh out of high school or are recently retired, go on missions with trained military forces and get into shootouts, get blown up by IEDs, or witness the explicit horrors of war. They come back with severe injuries that they didn’t expect and ask us for help.
Even those who do not go outside the wire are likely to suffer some kind of injury. I’ve had linguists call me telling me about physical injuries that they got from wearing full body armor on an almost daily basis. Linguists who suffer from severe PTSD because of what they have to listen to and see every day.
The Defense Base Act and Your Claim
If you were injured overseas while working for WWLR, you have a DBA claim. If you do, or if you aren’t sure if you do, your best bet is to consult an experienced honest DBA attorney. The last thing that you want is to go into this fight blind. You already have a bias against you as a linguist because most people don’t realize what being a linguist actually means.
This is especially true when it comes to seeking medical treatment. While a DBA insurance carrier may have a vague idea of what it’s like for a linguist overseas, most physicians or psychologists don’t. You tell them you’re a translator, they think you are sitting at a desk in the U.S. Or that you a like their Spanish teacher in high school. You and I know that isn’t even close. But they usually don’t.
Make sure they know what it means to be a contracting linguist with the military - having to wear full kit, going on missions outside the wire, taking cover in bunkers during incoming, and the added danger that comes with translating between the military and possible insurgents.
Your best first step
Another way to help yourself and your family would be to get a free copy of Bill Turley’s Win Your Defense Base Act Case. This book will give you all the information you need to get started on a DBA claim. It will give you necessary tips that will help you win your case and get you the benefits you deserve.
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