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The Rare Times a Pre-Existing Medical Condition Can Wreck Your DBA Claim

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“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Spencer Johnson

Defense Base Act Lawyer DBA Attorney

Always tell the truth

Remember that you win a DBA case with the truth—and with a real education about the challenges you might face. I know that it must sound like a mantra if you have been reading my stuff. "Always tell the truth." I say it for a reason - - because I like to win and I hate to lose. 

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You Didn't Sign Up For This

You were working overseas, but something went wrong on the job and you got hurt. While you’re off work recovering from your injuries, you are told that the insurance company won’t be helping you with your medical bills and won't be paying your weekly disability checks because of a pre-existing injury or condition. However, don’t take the insurance adjuster's decisions about your pre-existing issues as the final word. In reality, a pre-existing injury or condition doesn’t keep you from collecting compensation under the Defense Base Act.

Most Overseas Contractors Don’t Have to Accept the “Pre-Existing Injury” Excuse From The DBA Insurance Company

Despite what the insurance adjuster may say, pre-existing conditions don’t mean an automatic denial. In general, to deny coverage of an injury related to some kind of pre-existing condition, all of the following must be true:

  • You lied or purposely didn’t tell an employer about your pre-existing issues.
  • That medical condition would have had an impact on your employer’s hiring decisions.
  • The pre-existing condition is linked to the current condition you’re reporting.

Even if all three of these are "true," you may still be entitled to benefits. It depends.

What I see is these insurance adjusters denying legitimate claims "just because."  Been seeing it for years unfortunately.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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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