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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

New Jersey Defense Base Act Attorney

“We give you an insiders view of Defense Base Act Law.  We don’t sugar coat it. We give it to you straight. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.”  Defense Base act Lawyer - Bill Turley

 

New Jersey Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley DBA Lawyer

 

The Defense Base Act

The Defense Base Act (DBA), created in 1941, extended the federal workers' compensation program for longshore and harbor workers, initially to persons working on American military bases abroad and then to most federal contractors working outside of the United States.

The DBA requires that many federal government contractors and subcontractors provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees who work outside of the United States.

My best advice

My best advice to you is for you to always tell the truth. Always. When bringing a court case, nothing is more important than your credibility. Nothing else is even close. The DBA insurance company lawyer is going to try and make you look like you are lying. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do. Always, no matter what, tell the truth.

My second best advice

Which brings me to my second best advice. The problem is that in many instances folks get caught in traps left for them by the DBA insurance company.  In other words, they don’t know that they are messing up their case. Happens all the time. Well meaning honest folks get caught in one of the DBA insurance company traps.

Which is why I strongly suggest that you read my free book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.

Win Your Defense Base Act Case is the best investment you are going to make. You can order it free here on this website or you can pay for it by ordering it from Amazon.com.

Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.


Need help right now?

You can call us at 619-234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.

 

The DBA Falls Under the Longshore Act

Under the provisions of the DBA, overseas federal military and public works contractors are subject to the same workers' compensation rules, including the same insurance requirements and same schedules of benefits for affected workers, as maritime firms covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA).

The DBA provides no-fault coverage and is an exclusive remedy to injured workers. Injured workers and the survivors of workers killed on the job are entitled to benefits for employment-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths regardless of fault and are not permitted to sue their employers or the federal government for any types of damages caused by employment-related incidents. However, DBA employees can bring third party lawsuits against persons and/or entitles whom are legally entities which are not their employers.

 


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 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. 

San Diego is the biggest military town in the United States.  The Defense Contracting Companies hired thousands of San Diego based ex-military types to work in Iraq and Afghanistan. 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 Defense Base Act Law Firm.

Today, The Turley Law Firm represents seriously injured Defense Base Act workers and their family’s across the USA and around the world.  We can help you and our family get the compensation you deserve.

 


Why choose us for your DBA  case?

Deciding which legal practice to select can be a daunting and confusing decision. We understand that this is a stressful time for all involved, and provide support and guidance to our clients throughout this process.

Our clients choose us for many different reasons. As each situation is unique, the reasons for choosing us will differ from person to person. Some clients may see our ability to deliver immediate financial assistance and medical treatment  solutions as key, whereas others may want to feel secure in the knowledge that our specialist team has experience in acting in situations such as theirs. Others may see our ratings and reviews by others as important. And others may focus on our leadership abilities. In all cases our clients are safe in the knowledge that our services will cost them and their loved ones nothing.


Need help right now?

You can call us at 619-234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.


Instead, of us telling you all this, we prefer to simply let our track record and our clients speak for us:

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2017

     Highest Rated DBA Lawyer      San Francisco Avvo.com Rating    San Diego Avvo.com Rating

     Invited to Speak on the Longshore Act / Defense Base Act at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar

     New York Times 2011 Top Attorney

     Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys

 

 

Our offices are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Our Defense Base Act practice is national in scope, and we are handling many cases around the country. Therefore, regardless of what state you’re from, we can help you get your life back. 

 

 

San Diego Office

7428 Trade St.
San Diego, CA 92121

619-234-2833

 

Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

 

San Francisco Office

275 Battery St. Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111

866-705-4617

 

Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010
866-705-4617

 

 

Research Your Defense Base Act Case

This website provides information for persons involved in Defense Base Act injuries. We provide vital information so you can make informed decisions regarding your DBA case.

In fact, we are so sure that The Turley Law Firm has the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website, that we have attached a sample of our great FREE content:

 


What is a Scheduled Disability under the Defense Base Act?

There are two basic types of injuries under the DBA / Defense Base Act:

1. Scheduled Injuries
2. Unscheduled Injuries

Injuries to the following body parts are considered Scheduled Injuries:

Arm
Hand
Finger
Leg
Foot
Toe
Hearing
One Eye

Everything else is considered an Unscheduled Injury under the Defense Base Act.

 

 

Be Ready To Battle the DBA Insurance Carrier

Obtaining the DBA Death Benefits your family is entitled to under the Defense Base Act is often times extremely difficult. You have to be prepared.  Know this.  The DBA insurance attorney sure knows the law, procedure and rules.  Your attorney better also. Call us at 619-234-2833 or toll free at 866-963-0540 for any questions you still have.

 

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