"No B.S. straight forward answers. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk. Ever” Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
The First Thing You Must Do
The first thing you must do is always tell the truth. No matter what it is you are worried about, you must always be honest and never sugar coat anything to the judge or you attorney. If you do, then you will loose your case. Trust me, I have seen it time and time again. Do not be that person.
Before you even think about signing any forms from the DBA insurance company, you need to do your research. Order my free book, Winning Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.
It is full of information that will benefit you with your road to recovery and peace of mind after becoming an injured DBA contractor. Read the Amazon Reviews yourself, trust me, you will thank me later.
If you need help now, give us at call at (619) 234-2833.
Fluor Civilian Overseas Contractor Injury Claims
Living and working in a war zone is hell. For Fluor workers that work overseas in Afghanistan - - the hell that they experience in Afghanistan is brought home with them when they are injured and can no longer work overseas. I see it everyday. My name is Bill Turley. I am a Defense Base Act lawyer that handles Fluor Defense Base Act claims. In that sense I am a Fluor DBA Lawyer. Only I don’t represent Fluor. I represent Fluor civilian contractors that are injured overseas.
We have five lawyers at my office that handle Defense Base Act claims. Every day we get calls from folks just like you that were injured while working as an overseas civilian contractor. It seems like almost every week we get folks that work or worked for Fluor.
Lets start with the United States Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act Case Summary by Employer. Those of you that follow this website understand that it sure appears that the Summary under reports DBA injuries. But it is a starting point. According to the Summary - September 1, 2001 through March 31, 2015 - Fluor Daniel Corp. had 68 deaths of their employees wile working as overseas civilian contractors. And 3641 reported injuries of Fluor Daniel Corp. Employees while working overseas.
Let’s look at the most recent report. From 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014 Fluor Daniel Corp. reported 10 deaths and 622 injuries. This was the second most reported in injuries and deaths during this time periods. Which makes sense if you are talking to the folks that are returning home and are filing DBA claims.
According to Fluor’s website:
Fluor is providing support services to the U.S. Army and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.
The Fluor team is co-located with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, where the team coordinates, provides oversight, and implements Fluor’s execution plan to provide the necessary resources and labor to accomplish this mission.
Good Hard Working Folks
Let’s back up. Based on what I see - these folks that work for Fluor are good people. They are working hard to protect our freedom. What Fluor doesn’t tell them is what they have to look forward if they have a Defense Base Act claim.
Where You Should Start
My strong advice is that the first thing you do is get a hold of a copy of my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk. Roadmap to The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.
In the meantime, don’t make mistakes that will screw up your DBA claim. First, don’t give a recorded or written statement. Second, don’t sign any forms from the DBA insurance company - including medical releases. Third, don’t hire a DBA lawyer just because they are close by you. You must make sure you hire the right DBA lawyer. I explain the why’s for all of this in my book.
My office represents more DBA clients than any law firm on the West Coast. We are one of the top three DBA law firms in the world. I wrote the book because I realized that so many folks were screwing up their DBA case before they ever called a lawyer. You don’t want to be that guy or gal.
As hard as it is to believe, there are lawyers that will give it to you straight. As hard as it is to believe, there are DBA lawyers that you can depend on to cover your back - your job is to find one of these lawyers that are different.
The DBA Is Part Of Maritime Law
My main office is in San Diego, California. I have been handling DBA cases for over 20 years. The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. The DBA is actually part of maritime law. San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast. There are thousands of shipyard workers in San Diego.
Almost all of the best DBA lawyers started out handling Longshore cases. We are maritime lawyers.
There are many former military types that went to Iraq and Afghanistan that returned to San Diego and California with serious DBA injuries. When they seriously injured overseas they were referred to my office. Today, my law firm represents more Defense Base Act workers than any other law firm on the west coast. My law firm is one of the three largest DBA law firms. Defense Base Act cases are what we do. We represent DBA workers from across America and from around the world.
Trading One War For Another
Everyday I am talking to folks just like you that worked for Fluor or another overseas civilian contractor. Now that you are facing a DBA claim - you are at war with the DBA insurance company. You traded one war for another, very different war. AIG is the current DBA insurance carrier for Fluor. You at war with AIG. However, that doesn't give you license to be rude, short or disrespectful with the AIG adjuster.
But that being said, AIG trains their adjusters to get you to say things or reveal things that they will later use against you.
Your Takeaway Point
The one take away you should have from this article is to order a free copy of my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk. Roadmap to The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.