Employer: Lockheed Martin
For years, Lockheed Martin has been a leader in worldwide aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies interests. Many military veterans transition into civilian life by joining Lockheed Martin and becoming employed in the fields of business development, security, logistics, missile defense, naval systems, tactical communications, unmanned systems and more. If you joined Lockheed Martin as a defense contractor and worked overseas in a warzone or conflict area, the Defense Base Act probably applies to you.
Lockheed Martin Defense Base Act: Avoiding the traps
If you were injured overseas contracting with Lockheed Martin, you probably want to check out this article, because you may be entitled to money compensation and medical treatment under the Defense Base Act for your injury. This article is all about Lockheed Martin Defense Base Act claims. And in particular Lockheed Martin Defense Base Act: avoiding the traps.
What you are going to see is that the DBA insurance company is going to set trap after trap in order to try and get you to tank (read: lose) your DBA case. It really is buyer beware. And now that you got hurt. Whether you like it or not (I’ll bet you don’t like it); you are the buyer. So beware.
Winning your DBA case with the truth (our best advice)
Before I get into Lockheed Martin, I want you to know that I am all about winning with the truth. Nothing is more important than you telling the truth. If the judge thinks you have lied, about anything, you will probably lose. So, if you aren’t willing to win your case with the truth, then we aren’t going to be a good fit. Hey, I figure I might was well get that out of the way early on.
Second best advice (where to find the answers to your DBA questions)
My second best advice for you is to order a copy of my 5 STAR reviewed book on amazon.com – Win Your Defense Base Act Case. It is the best single resource for you.
The folks who wrote the reviews are just like you, folks who wanted to know more. I strongly suggest that you claim your free copy of my book before you talk to the DBA adjuster, sign any forms, give a statement (never, ever do this) or even hire the wrong DBA Lawyer.
And now some information about Lockheed Martin:
I got hurt overseas and I have some questions
Okay. You worked, or work, overseas and you got hurt. What if it is a serious injury?
What am I going to do if I can’t continue to make the money I made working overseas as a civilian contractor?
How am I going to get medical treatment?
Should I sign any forms?
Should I talk to the DBA insurance company adjuster?
Should I give a statement?
Hey, if this is you. These are all great questions.
You should be asking these questions.
And if you aren’t - - then you really need to pay attention. Seriously.
But guess what?
If you answer any of these questions wrong, you may be hosed.
Read: seriously jacked up.
Or in more proper English: Your legal rights may be seriously impaired.
And in more direct terms: You aren’t going to get the money benefits and medical benefits that you are entitled to under the Defense Base Act.
How do I know?
Here at The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC we are the largest law firm on the West Coast (we are in San Diego, California) and one of the two largest Defense Base Act law firms in the world that represents civilian overseas contractors.
This is what I do, all day long. Everyday. I represent people just l like you. Unlike some lawyers that handle some DBA cases and do other stuff. This is 90% of my legal practice. The other 10% is handling Longshore Act cases. And in case you didn’t know, the Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act. So, in essence, 100% of my professional time is representing clients just like you.
This should be important to you
Because most lawyers that call themselves “DBA Lawyers” on the Internet, also do a lot of other stuff. For example, personal injury cases, slip and falls, dog bites, etc. Not me. Since we are one of the top two largest Defense Base Act law firms in the world, I get to specialize. DBA cases is what I do. All day, every day. Representing folks just like you.
Straight-up, blunt, honest style
If you follow my website you already know, I am all about being straight-up, telling it like it is. Blunt, honest truth. I call it "No B.S. Straight Talk"
The Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act protects injured defense contractors in warzones by providing federal workers’ compensation benefits and medical treatment to injured workers. If you worked for Lockheed Martin overseas and became injured in any way, you may be entitled to DBA benefits under your contract. Every overseas employer must have an insurance company that provides workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers. No matter how you may have become injured, you could claim the injury and be compensated and given treatment stateside.
If you were injured abroad while working for Lockheed Martin, you MUST file a DBA claim in order to get compensation benefits and medical treatment for your case. This is an up-hill battle, it is not easy fighting the insurance company. You will need to be responsible for the success of your case, and an honest DBA attorney will also be able to do a lot to assist you in navigating through DBA law. There are many things that you can do to make sure you are prepared to move ahead.
Quick Important Tips for Success in Your Claim under the Defense Base Act
To help you get started, here are just a few ways you can start taking a more active hand in protecting yourself and fighting for the benefits you deserve after an overseas injury:
- Get the medical help you need. Seeing and following up with a doctor is not only crucial for your wellbeing, it also provides important evidence of the nature, extent, and cause of your injuries.
- Document everything. It can be difficult to get the documentation you need later, especially if you were seen by doctors or hospitals in another country. Write down everything you remember about the circumstances of your injury and the care that followed, and don’t forget to request copies of any testing, doctor’s notes, receipts, and records from your care.
- Get familiar with common mistakes and traps. Getting informed really does matter, so make sure you know how to recognize common tricks and errors that can delay or jeopardize your claim for benefits.
- Understand when you don’t understand. If something doesn’t make sense to you or seems suspicious, don’t move ahead on your “best guess.” If you are feeling confused about your rights, it should be a big sign that you need to bring in professional help from an honest DBA attorney.
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