“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Spencer Johnson
My Best Advice
Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugar coat their case, it will help them win more money. Wrong.
You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects your not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.
My Second Best Advice
Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. 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 will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case.
Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.
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A Position of Strength
If you’ve never been seriously injured on the job before, you may believe that you will be able to fill out the required Defense Base Act paperwork, sit back, and know that your medical bills are covered while you recover. Unfortunately, if you expect the process to be straightforward, you may be in for a nasty surprise. Uninformed victims are often taken advantage of, and it usually means that their DBA cases are wrecked as a result.
Don’t let a weak approach ruin your chances of recovering the compensation you need. Here are three major reasons that you need to build your DBA case from a position of confidence and strength from the beginning:
- Your wellbeing is not the DBA carrier’s priority. Unfortunately, the adjusters and lawyers for the DBA carrier have one major priority: to protect the company’s bottom line. Rather than making sure that you have what you need to recover from your injuries, it is their job to try to pay you as little as possible.
- One small mistake can create months or years of delays. A typo, a missed deadline, disorganized paperwork, an awkward statement, or any number of other small missteps can end in a denial of your benefits under the DBA or delays that stretch on for years. This is why it is so important that you are organized from the start.
- You have to take an active role in the success of your case. Although some cases may be fairly straightforward, you can’t just sit back and hope for the best. You need to be ready to take action, negotiate confidently, and get the information and evidence you need in order to be successful.
Although the Defense Base Act was created to protect injured civilian contractors, the complex reality of these cases is that many injured workers are unable to get the benefits they are entitled to because they simply don’t understand their rights or know where to start.
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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