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Can I receive benefits under the Defense Base Act if I am injured due to my own fault?


Benefits under the DBA are awarded whether your accident or injury was caused due to your own fault.  Of course, if someone else was at fault, you may have a third-party claim under the DBA.



Defense Base Act


Here at the Turley and Mara Law Firm, we understand how devasting a serious DBA injury can affect you and your family. You immediately are thrust into a situation you did not ask for and certainly did not expect. You and your families lives have been interrupted. Bills pile up, and you're in pain. It can be extremely stressful. Where do you turn? Who do you ask for help from? The decisions you have to make regarding your serious work injury case may affect you for the rest of your life. 

We know you did not sign up for this. At the Turley and Mara Law Firm, we are here to fight to help get back your life.

I recommend you check out 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. It is full of useful and helpful information on what to do from the beginning with your case. Check out my Amazon reviews before you order it. 

The Defense Base Act

The Defense Base Act (DBA), created in 1941, extended the federal workers' compensation program for longshore and harbor workers, initially to persons working on American military bases abroad and then to most federal contractors working outside of the United States.

The DBA requires that many federal government contractors and subcontractors provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees who work outside of the United States.

Based in San Diego, The Turley Law Firm Benefits for you

Being based in San Diego, California, this is a definite benefit for you. Few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than us.  The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.  Bill Turley has been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987.  Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers, Bill gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps him win Defense Base Act cases.  

San Diego boasts the biggest military town in the United States. Thousands of ex-military types are hired through The Defense Contracting Companies to work in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We are there for them and their families after they are seriously injured. That is the answer to why The Turley and Mara Law Firm is America’s Leading Defense Base Act cases.

Today, The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC proudly serves its seriously injured Defense Base Act Workers and their families across the United States and around the World. We can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.

Our Reputation is our Success

Since 1987, insurance companies have respected us for how we represent and fight for our clients. This respect is a benefit to our clients when they choose The Turley and Mara Law Firm. We know how to stand up to the insurance companies and stand up for what is right. You not only want a lawyer but need a lawyer who will go the extra mile to help you get the maximum recovery for your case. Don’t hire a lawyer who will only have a learning curve understanding of your issues on winning your case. Hire the best to represent you and your family. 


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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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