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Why Even Legitimate Defense Base Act Claims Are Denied

Defense Base Act Denied Claims- Bill The Turley

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure 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 would want it.” -Bill Turley


Claim Denied?

Are you having trouble getting benefits under the Defense Base Act (DBA)? Has your claim been denied even though your injuries are real? Are you ready to give up hope? Before you decide to give up or give in, realize that sometimes legitimate claims are wrongfully denied—but it is possible to get help.

The First Thing You Must Do

The first thing you must do is always tell the truth. No matter what it is you are worried about, you must always be honest and never sugar coat anything to the judge or you attorney. If you do, then you will loose your case. Trust me, I have seen it time and time again. Do not be that person.

The Next Step

Before you even think about signing any forms from the DBA insurance company, 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 information that will benefit you with your road to recovery and peace of mind after becoming an injured DBA contractor.  Check out the 5 Star Amazon Reviews yourself. Trust me, you will thank me later.

If you need help now, give us at call at (619) 234-2833.

Reasons Why Your Defense Base Act Claim Can Be Denied

Defense Base Act claims may be denied because they aren’t valid for one reason or another, but even completely legitimate claims are sometimes subject to denial. Here are a few reasons why benefits might be denied in a perfectly valid claim:

  • You missed a deadline or time limit. The time limits that apply to Defense Base Act cases are very real. If you miss a deadline, you may not be able to receive benefits—even if you didn’t know about the time limits in your case.
  • You are being bullied by your employer or its insurance company. If your benefits are denied or suddenly stopped for no apparent reason, there is a chance that the denial is simply another tactic to minimize how much your employer must pay for your injury. An experienced attorney can help you determine your rights and find out why your claim has been denied.
  • You don’t have enough evidence to support your claim. Unfortunately, it is often up to the injured victim to “prove” that injury benefits are deserved. Without documentation and careful preparation, even the most straightforward DBA claims can be denied.
  • "Just because." This is the single biggest problem with overseas civilian contractor cases. The insurance company can either not provide initial benefits or stop your benefits for any reason whatsoever. In other words, "just because." And you know what?  This happens all the time.  Every day that you wait on hiring a seasoned Defense Base Act lawyer is another day you will wait for the insurance company to start back your benefits "just because."

How to Get Help If Your Defense Base Act Benefits Have Been Denied or Delayed

It may be possible to fight a denial of benefits. If you are running into delays and denials with your injury benefits under the Defense Base Act, you can start taking control and getting results today. Reach out and receive a free copy of our book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case. Our legal team has helped contractors all over the world resolve their DBA claims.  Don't miss out on this free resource.


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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