“Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Necessary Dangers
Working for Global Strategies Group means that you are likely one of the many GLOBAL employees that "address the key national security challenges of the 21st Century posted by hostile states, terrorist and criminal networks and the new threats of the Information Age."
But while you are protecting the American people at work you are putting yourself at risk. It is part of the job, there are necessary dangers that you have to face in this line of work. You know this. But did you ever think that it would be you that would get hurt at work?
Probably not, no one ever does. That’s why the Defense Base Act exists, to protect the interests of severely injured overseas civilian contractors. Unfortunately, getting the benefits that you are entitle to under the DBA isn’t always easy. In fact, it rarely is easy.
If you have a DBA claim on your hands you are likely going to have to defend your claim in court. That means you will find yourself protecting something new, your rights under the Defense Base Act.
The Two Tools You’ll Need to Win
The two tools you are going to need to win your Defense Base Act case are:
1. The Truth
2. A Top-Notch DBA Lawyer
There is a reason that I have started this article off with a quote about truth. I know that DBA cases are won with the truth. This is because DBA cases are won and lost based on the claimant’s credibility.
If you are tempted to exaggerate your pain, or your injury or the event that caused the injury then you are on the wrong page. You are going to lose your case no matter who your lawyer is or how “good” your case is. I can guarantee it, you will lose.
A Top-Notch DBA Lawyer
If you want to win your DBA case and understand exactly what is happening all the time with your DBA case then you are going to need a specialized DBA lawyer that knows exactly what they’re doing.
They need to have the experience and skill that it takes to win. This might mean you have to look outside your immediate area or even your state for a great DBA lawyer.
The Turley and Mara Law Firm is based in San Diego, California and that’s a good thing. Why? Because San Diego has one of the largest shipyards on the west coast and this means there are a lot of shipyard workers covered by the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act (LHWCA) that are in need of representation. This is where my firm comes in.
The Defense Base Act is an extension of the LHWCA. It’s the same law, same courts, similar rules. And that’s where you and your case comes in.
My firm has been taking on these kind of cases for 25 years out of San Diego. At this point we’ve seen it all and know exactly what it is going to take for DBA claimants to win. We know what the DBA insurance companies and their lawyers are capable of and we know what to do to avoid their traps.
If you need to learn more about how to find your DBA lawyer or how to win your DBA case then pick up my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, for FREE here.
If you’re looking for the just “the meat and potatoes” of the DBA law system you can check out this article here that offers you 10 essential tips for building your DBA case.