“I’ll tell you what the public likes more then anything. It’s the rarest commodity in the world-honesty.” -Merle Haggard
My Best Advice
Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugarcoat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong.
You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects you’re not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.
My Second Best Advice
Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. Order my Free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.
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It’s a little known fact that under the Defense Base Act system, there are scheduled and unscheduled injuries.
What are scheduled and unscheduled injuries?
Scheduled injuries are those that have a schedule for calculating benefits to certain body parts. Unscheduled injuries are “wage loss concepts”.
We know it sounds absurd and shameless in our opinion to determine a certain number of weeks of disability compensation for determined body parts. But, that is exactly what the DBA provides if you have any other injury apart from the head, neck, back or shoulders. It is stated in the 33 U.S.C. Section 908, one is entitled to a certain number of weeks of disability compensation for complete loss of use for any of the following body parts:
The following is a list of Scheduled Disability - Weeks of Compensation Paid under the Longshore Act:
(1) Arm lost, three hundred and twelve weeks' compensation.
(2) Leg lost, two hundred and eighty-eight weeks' compensation.
(3) Hand lost, two hundred and forty-four weeks' compensation.
(4) Foot lost, two hundred and five weeks' compensation.
(5) Eye lost, one hundred and sixty weeks' compensation.
Click here to read this full article regarding: "How To Distinguish: Scheduled & Unscheduled Injuries In Defense Base Act Cases"
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