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The Truth About Your Medical Treatment After a Defense Base Act Injury

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Defense Base Act

“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


Truth Matters

When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat 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 Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. The book has plenty of 5 Star 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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Call us today at (619) 234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page. 

Getting Medical Treatment Overseas

If you were injured while working overseas, you know how hard it is to get medical care after an accident. Not only do you have to rely on medical providers in a foreign country, you will have to jump through hoops and meet paperwork deadlines, all while you are barely able to cope with the pain. In some cases, workers may even be told that their injuries are not covered by the Defense Base Act, leaving employees to fend for themselves after a life-changing injury.

Stay Informed About Your Rights to Defense Base Act Medical Benefits

Any contracted employee who is covered under the provisions of the DBA is entitled to necessary surgical, medical, and hospital treatment after an injury. Unfortunately, many employers will cut off benefits for reasons that may sound legitimate, but do not affect an injured claimant’s case. Here are a few common reasons for unfair denial of DBA medical benefits:

  • Claim not filed on time. Although it is best to file a DBA injury claim as soon as you are able, there is no time limit for requesting medical treatment. Even if you miss the deadline to file a claim for injury compensation, your employer is still required to pay for the costs of your medical care.
  • Time limit for receiving medical care has run out. As long as your medical costs are related to the necessary treatment of a work-related injury, your employer is required to pay the costs. This includes not only the recovery of the injury itself, but any conditions you have suffered as a result of the injury or injury-related treatment.
  • Some costs are covered, but not others. The full costs of your injury should be covered by your employer, including diagnostic testing, prescription drugs, physical rehabilitation, prostheses, travel costs, and necessary medical supplies.
  • Chosen doctor was not acceptable. You have a right to choose your own doctor to treat your DBA injuries. You are required to request authorization for medical treatment from your employer or insurer; however, the doctor you entrust in your care is entirely up to you. Under the terms of the DBA, any doctors of medicine (MDs), surgeons, psychologists, and other medically-trained and accredited physicians can be chosen as your treating physician.

Too often, injured contractors accept the denial of their claims because they do not know their rights. Get the facts on your rights to compensation in our free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case.



William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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