“We always use plain English that everyone can understand, with no sugarcoating, no lawyer talk, no double talk. Just old fashioned, unsweetened truth.” American Overseas Contractor Lawyer - Bill Turley
My Best Advice
No matter what, the first thing you should do is always tell the truth from the beginning. Never tell a lie to the judge. Never exaggerate anything to your attorney. Always be up-front and honest with the DBA Doctor about your injuries. A doctor, a Judge and an attorney will more likely be able to help you if they believe you are being honest. Always be honest. Always tell the truth. It is the best first step in taking to winning your Defense Base Act Claim.
My Second Best Advice
Be sure to check out the 5 Star Amazon Reviews written by overseas contractors who wanted to learn about their case. Others like yourself have been in the same situation. But because they were honest and did their research before hand, they were successful in their case.
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American Overseas Contractors Injured Abroad & U.S. Citizens Injured Abroad
The Defense Base Act provides disability, medical, and death benefits to covered employees injured or killed in the course of employment. This is typically American overseas contractor employees or U.S. citizens injured abroad working for American contractors with U.S. related contracts. DBA workers are entitled to benefits whether or not the injury or death occurred during work hours.
Compensation for total disability is two-thirds of the your average weekly earnings, up to a current maximum of $1,325.18 per week.
Permanent total disability may be payable for life, and are subject to annual cost of living adjustments. There is no minimum compensation rate under the Defense Base Act.
Death benefits are half of the DBA employee’s average weekly earnings to the surviving spouse or to one child, and two-thirds of earnings for two or more such survivors, up to the current maximum weekly rate.
It’s All About Your Health And Future
Nothing is more important than the health and future of both you and your family. When they are put in jeopardy by the Defense Base Act insurance company you want to do everything you can to get the full and fair compensation you deserve.
At The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC our DBA attorneys have decades of experience fighting for Defense Base Act workers across America and the World. Prepared for both negotiation and litigation, we provide our clients with the compassion they deserve, fighting for them through the entire recovery process.
A World Wide Defense Base Act Practice
We are asked by injured DBA workers across the United States (and the world) to represent them. We have a Nationwide practice. We represent injured Defense Base Act workers that live across America. We are the number one Defense Base Act Law Firm in the Western United States. We can help you and your family too.
We are based in San Diego, California. This is a benefit to 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. We have been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987. Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers, we gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan.
We Are Trial Lawyers, Not Settlement Lawyers
Many Defense Base Act lawyers only settle their cases, and while they may claim to want to spare you the stress of a trial, it may be time and money they are concerned about. At The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC our job is to get you the best possible results and nothing less.
We are open to settlement opportunities, but we will resist all offers that do not provide you with fair compensation. We are trial lawyers, not settlement lawyers. We are not afraid to try your case in court. Your recovery comes first.
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