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Defense Base Act Amputation Injuries - Amputees & DBA

"When I seek professional advice, I don’t want B.S.  I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure you do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating, no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth - just the way that I want it."  Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

Helpful Advice

When it comes to the ins and outs of filing a DBA claim, the first step you must take, is always tell the truth. Under no circumstances, never sugarcoat anything. The moment you start to over exaggerate your injury, is the moment you can kiss you case good bye. Count on it. I have seen it happen to many hard working civilian contractors before. 

Never tell a lie, and always tell the truth. Your credibility with the Defense Base Act insurance company and the Judge depend on it.

Before you fill out any forms or start the process of your DBA claim, you need to do your research. 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. 

It is full of helpful information that will only benefit you on your road to recovery with your Defense Base Act Claim. Check out the 5 Star Amazon Reviews before you do. 

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Defense Base Act Amputation Injuries - Amputees & DBA

War is Hell. It is certainly that for many civilian contractors who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Many DBA workers lost part of a leg or arm.  If you are or a family member is a Defense Base Act worker that is an amputee; you are probably worried about your families future.  You have come to the right place. This is the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website. Each month, hundreds of seriously injured DBA workers use this website to help them understand and win their Defense Base Act case.

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other problems that can occur include grief, surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Getting the best medical treatment possible

My job is to first help you get the best medical treatment possible. The long-term outcome for amputees has improved due to better understanding of the management of traumatic amputation, early emergency and critical care management, new surgical techniques, early rehabilitation, and new prosthetic designs. New limb replantation techniques have been moderately successful, but incomplete nerve regeneration remains a major limiting factor.

Often, the patient will have a better outcome from having a well-fitting, functional prosthesis than a nonfunctional replanted limb.

In recent years there have been huge technological advances in prosthetic devices. Getting the DBA insurance company to pay for state of the art devices can be challenging.  This is where you have to be really careful. Many DBA insurance companies will try to steer you to medical providers that will discount expensive devices and instead recommend cheaper, inferior devices - which just happen to save the Defense Base Act insurance company a lot of money.  

When this happens, you need to be ready to fight for the medical treatment that you deserve.


Defense Base Act Amputation Injuries - Amputees & DBA

Permanent Disability & Amputation Injuries - Getting the money you deserve

At the end of the day, Defense Base Act amputation injuries are scheduled injuries. Meaning, you permanent disability award is tied to a formula.  Under the schedule you will receive a payment for a certain number of weeks.  The schedule usually will result in an extremely unfair outcome.  For example, a DBA worker with a run of the mill back strain injury that prevents the worker from performing their DBA employment will oftentimes  have a much greater permanent disability value than an amputation injury.

The point here is you need to know how to respond to all of this in order to get all the permanent disability benefits you deserve.

We can help you put your life back together.

Strength vs. Weakness

If you want to get the best medical treatment and the money that you and your family deserve under the Defense Base Act you can't be afraid to protect your rights.  You have to be ready to take your case to court. You have to be prepared to win. Hoping for a good settlement is a not going to get it done. Not now. Not ever.  Negotiating from a position of strength is how you get and your family are going to get all the money you deserve. We have more Defense Base Act cases than any law firm on the West coast.  The DBA insurance companies know us. They know we can bring it in Court. 


Nation Wide Practice

We are asked by injured DBA workers across the United States (and the world)  to represent them. We have a Nation wide 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.  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.  Let The Turley Law Firm put their experience to work for you.


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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