"If you are a seriously injured Navy Exchange Worker - you need to know the facts of life. We give it too you straight. No sugar added. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth." - Navy Exchange Lawyer Bill Turley
The First Step
My first piece of advice is the same for just about any type of case: Tell The Truth. Never fudge or misconstrue anything in your case. It will tank your case, I have seen it many times. Be truthful in your claim. Always.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the first step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
The Navy Exchange
The Navy Exchange (NEX) was established in 1946. In essence, the Navy Exchanges are retail stores for Navy personnel, their dependents and retirees. There are Navy Exchanges at U.S. Navy stations across America and the World.
The NEX’s stated mission the NEX mission is to provide customers with quality goods and services at a savings and to support Navy quality of life programs. According to NEXCOM, seventy percent of the profits generated within the NEX are contributions to Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs. The remaining thirty percent is retained by NEXCOM to fund new stores, renovations and other capital and major improvement projects.
What if I am a Navy Exchange employee injured while at work?
Generally, employees of the Navy Exchange or are injured can not sue the Navy Exchange. Instead, employee injuries are covered under what is called the Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act.
The Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). The LHWCA is the workers’ compensation system for longshoreman and ship yard workers. The LHWCA is considered part of maritime law.
You’re Not In Kansas Anymore
If you are a seriously injured Navy Exchange employee the first thing you need to realize is that you are not covered by State Workers’ Compensation Laws. For example, if you are injured at the Naval Station Norfolk Navy Exchange, your case does not fall under Virginia Workers Compensation Laws. Similarly, if you injured at Naval Base San Diego, your case does not fall under California Workers’ Compensation Laws. Your case falls under Federal Law - not State Law.
Don’t make the mistake of hiring a local workers’ compensation lawyer to handle your case. Instead, you need a lawyer that handles Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act cases.
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Bill Turley and the Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act
We help civilian injured workers take on and beat the Navy Exchange lawyers. Let me explain my experience with this area of the law. I have been representing Longshoremen and Harbor Workers since 1987. I started by representing the seriously injured shipyard workers in the shipyards in San Diego. Shipyard workers are Harbor workers that fall under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA).
You might have heard that there is a tad bit of Navy presence in San Diego. Thus, we handle Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act cases. We accept seriously injured Navy Exchange employees cases from all over America and the World.
Don't give a recorded statement or a written statement
It will only be used to deny your claim. If the adjuster tells you they need your statement in order to provide you with medical treatment or weekly compensation benefits, call a NIFA lawyer. Immediately. But don't give a statement.
Don't sign any medical releases or employment releases
If the adjuster tells you they need you to sign authorizations in order to provide your NIFA benefits, call a Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act attorney. Know this - - they are only looking for reasons to deny your claim. Don’t give them a release so they can use the information they get to deny your claim. Instead, call a seasoned NIFA Lawyer.
Why Us Being Based In San Diego Is A Benefit To You
We are based in San Diego, California. This is a benefit to you. Few Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act lawyers have been handling NIFA cases longer than us. The Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities 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.
San Diego is the biggest military town in the United States. There are many, many injured Navy Exchange workers in San Diego. We were there for them and their family’s after they were seriously injured. Thus, lt makes sense that The Turley Law Firm is America’s Leading NIFA Law Firm.
San Diego Office
625 Broadway, Suite 635
San Diego, California 92101
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
San Francisco Office
425 California St. 18th Floor
San Francisco, California, 94104
Los Angeles Office
3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010
What Other People Say About Us:
Super Lawyer 2011 - 2017
Highest Rating Avvo.com San Diego San Francisco
Chosen as Top 10 Injury Attorney
President Consumer Attorneys
Awarded New York Times Top Attorney
Invited Speaker at the 2011 Maritime Conference (Longshore Act / NIFA)
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