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Defense Base Act Blog From A to Z

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Defense Base Act Blog From A to Z by DBA Lawyer Bill Turley

“No B.S. No lawyer talk. Just straight forward unsweetened truth.” 
Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
Author of the 5 Star book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case

 

Welcome to the Defense Base Act Blog A to Z. 

We have covered just about every area on the Defense Base Act. Literally from "A" to "Z."  This webpage is an index with links to 100's of Defense Base Act subject areas. 

And subject areas that we have not covered in this blog are covered in my 5 Star reviewed book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case

If you're familiar with this website and/or my book, then you know I'm all about giving you useful, practical information. We give you answers to your Defense Base Act questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk.

 

Not sure where to start on our Defense Base Act blog? 

When you start with our Defense Base act blog, it can be a tad overwhelming, because we have so much great free information.  So, here are are few suggestions on good places to start, That is, really good articles that will provide real, practical information: 

Defense Base Act - Top 10 Tips

Defense Base Act PTSD 

Most Common DBA case mistake (and how to avoid it)

DBA insurance company trick - videoing you when you don't know they are videoing you

5 most common DBA case mistakes

DBA Case Studies 

Settling your DBA Case (Settlement Part 1, Settlement Part 2)

What evidence do I need to win my Defense Base Act case?

 

 

Defense Base Act Blog A to Z:

#

#1 reason for denied claims

10 DBA questions

10 essential tips

20(b) statutory presumption

3 critical mistakes

5 mistakes to avoid

 

A

ABM

Accepting A DBA Settlement

Accepting a DBA Settlement: Lump Sum

Accepting a DBA Settlement: Litigate vs. Settlement

Accepting a DBA Settlement: Is it a reasonable settlement

ACE American Insurance Company

ACE ESIS

ACE-USA

 Adjusters

Adjusters: Don’t Talk to them

Adjusters: How to deal with them

Adversarial system

Adversarial system: Insurance Company

Adversarial system: OWCP

Aegis

Aegis: Case Result

Aegis: Case Studies

Aegis: Medical Releases

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Contractor Injuries

Afghanistan: Vehicle Accident

Afghanistan: Case Study

Afghanistan: Ankle Injury

Afghanistan: PTSD

Aggravated or Accelerated Injury

Aggravation rule

AIG

AIG: Getting Benefits

AIG: Insurance Company

Aircraft Mechanics

Akal Global Security

Allied World Assurance Co. (AWAC)

Ankle Injury

Ankle injury: Case Result

Ankle injury: Overseas Contractors

 

Alterations in Arousal and Reactivity

AMA

AMA: Overseas Contractors

AMA: Guides to Permanent Impairment

AMA: Scheduled Disability

AMA: Impairment of the lower extremity

AMA: Calculating Benefits

Amazon.com

Amnesia

Amnesia: PTSD

Amnesia: Traumatic Brain Injury

Annual Adjustments

Annual adjustments: Death Claims

Annual adjustments: Calculate Benefits

Apportionment

Apportionment: Previous Injury

Apportionment: Responsible Employer Rule

Arch Insurance Company

Arm lost

Asbestosis

Asbestosis: Last Responsible Employer

Asbestosis: Overseas Contractors

Asthma

Asthma: Respiratory Illness

Asthma: Overseas Contractors

Attendant Care

Attendant care

Attendant care: Kuwait

Attendant care: Overseas Contractors

Attendant care: Traumatic Brain Injury

Attorney Fees

Attorney Fees: Myths

Attorney fees: Who Pays

Attorney fees: Choosing the right attorney

Attorney fees: Overseas Contractors

Attorney/Lawyer

Authorization(s)

Average weekly wage (AWW)

AWW: Straight Talk

AWW: Unscheduled Injury

AWW: Scheduled Injury

AWW: PTSD

AWW: Overseas Contractors

AWW: Evidence

AWW: Calculating Benefits

AWW: DBA Questions

Avoidance (symptom)

Avoiding Mistakes

Avoiding mistakes: Critical Mistakes

Avoiding mistakes: Worst Mistakes

AWAC

AWAC: Overseas Contractors

AWAC: DBA Coverage

AWAC: Somalia

B

Back Injury

Back Injury: Claims

Back Injury: Insurance Index Bureau

Back Injury: Case Studies

Back Injury: Previous Injury

Bad taste in the mouth (symptom)

Bagram Airfield

Bagram: Injuries

Bagram: Overseas Contractors

Bagram: PTSD

Bar Tussle

Base Support

Battlespace Flight Services

Benefits

Benefits: Defense Contractors

Benefits: Scheduled Injury

Benefits: Calculating

Benefits: Death Claims

Benefits: Medical

Benefits: Case Result

Benefits: Cancer

Benefits: Temporary Total Disability

Benefits: Self Employment

Benefits: Lifelong

Benefits cut off

Benefits cut off: Top Questions

Benefits cut off: Client Portals

Benefits cut off: Notice of Controversion

Best result

Betting on yourself

Bidding process

Billion-dollar insurance companies

Blast injuries

BL Harbert International

Blurred vision

Boating

Brain injuries

Brief period of unconsciousness

Bring a lawyer to medical exam

Broadspire

Broadspire: DBA Coverage

Broadspire: Overseas Contractors

Burn Pits

Burn pits: Respiratory Illness

Burn Pits: Cancer Benefits

 

C

Calculating permanent disability

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

Car Accident

Car Accident

Car Accident

Car Accident

Case Summaries by Nation

CAT scan

Causation

Character

Chartis

Children’s benefits

Choosing the right attorney

Chronic bronchitis

CHSi Medical

Chubb Indemnity Insurance Company

Chugach management

Circuit Court of Appeals

Civilian Contractor

Claimant

Claims examiner denied coverage

Claims Process

Client Portal

CNA

Cognitive Therapy

Compensation

Compound Interest

Compression Injuries

Concentration problems

Concussive blast injury

Confidentiality of claim

Confusion

Congestive heart failure

Consent to being recorded

Constellis

Construction

Contractor’s DBA losses

COPD

Corroborating Evidence

Corroborating Evidence: PTSD

Corroborating evidence: Overseas Contractors

Corroborating evidence: Case Result

Corroborating evidence: Making a Claim

Cost of a DBA case

Cost of vocational rehabilitation

Court Case

Court Case: Contractor Companies

Court Case: Going to Trial

Coverage by DBA

Criterion

Critical Mistakes

Crush Injuries

Cumulative Trauma

 

D

DBA Case Summary by Carrier

DBA Compensation rate

DBA insurance brokers

DBA Special Fund

DBA Waiver

Dealing with insurance adjusters

DECO

Defendant

Defense Base Act

Defense Contractor

Defense Lawyer

Defense medical exam

Definition of injury

Denied Claims

Denied Claims: Case Result

Denied Claims: Coverage

Denied Claims: Gallagher Bassett

Department of Defense

Department of Labor

Deposition

Diagnosis of PTSD

Difficulty breathing

Direct Insurance-controlled communications

Disability

Disproving lies

District director

District Office

Division of Federal Employers Compensation (DFEC)

Dizziness

Djibouti

Doctor

Doctor’s Records

Do I need a lawyer?

Don’t sign anything

Don’t talk to the insurance adjuster

Double recovery rule

DSM-5

Dyncorp International

Dyncorp: Overseas Contractors

Dyncorp: PTSD

Dyncorp: Case Result

 

E

Earnings

EG&G

EMDR Therapy

Emergency informal conference

Employer doesn’t have DBA insurance

End Game

ESS

Evaluating your case

Evaluation

Evidence

Exaggerate

Examples of non-work injuries

Exercising injury

Exclusive remedy

Exposure Therapy

Extent of disability

Eye lost

 

F
 

Family and Couple Therapy

Fatal Heart Attack

Federal

Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA)

Fidelity and Casualty Co of NY

First finger lost

Five Mistakes to avoid

Flight Attendants

Flour

Follow the money

Foot lost

Forces and pressures

Foreign Assistance Act

Foreign Citizen/National

Forms

Forward Operating Bases

Fourth finger lost

Free choice of physician

Friends

Fudge

Funeral expenses

G

Gallagher Bassett

Get in line and wait system

Getting good help

Giving a recorded or written statement

Global Aviation Holdings Inc

Global Strategies Group

Going to court

Great toe lost

Green on Blue attacks

Group Therapy

Gulf War Syndrome

H

Hand lost

Headache

Hearing loss

Hearing loss claim

Hearing loss in both ears

Hearing loss in one ear

Heart attack

Heart problems

High risk countries

Hiring the wrong lawyer

Homeless

Home Modifications

Home office

Hometown lawyer

Honest, honesty

 

I

IED

Illinois

Impaired earning power rule

Impairment

Importance of medical evidence

Income Tax

Incompetent Child

Independent cause

Independent Medical Examination (IME)

Interest

Intrusion (symptoms)

Injured while not working

Injuries covered by DBA

Injury

Injury report

Insider attacks

Insurance Company

Insurance Adjusters

Insurance Adjusters: Don't talk to them

Insurance Adjusters: How to deal with them

Insurance company fair offer

Insurance Company Tricks and Traps

Insurance Index Bureaus

Interacting with the insurance adjuster

Intervening injury

Investigating the claim

Iraq

IRS

Isis

 

J

Job Retraining

 

K

KBR

Kuwait

Kwajalein range services

 

L

L3 Technologies

Labor Market Survey(s) (LMS)

Last Responsible Carrier Rule

Last Responsible Employer Rule

Lawyer Fees

Leg injury

Leg lost

Length of time to resolve a claim

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Lies about my claim

Lifelong Benefits

Lifelong Benefits: DBA Special Fund

Lifelong Benefits: Medical Treatment

Lifelong benefits: Case Result

Limit losses

Linguist

Linguist: Overseas Contractors

Linguist: Case Result

Linguist: Leg Injury

Litigate

Logistics/Maintenance

Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) Longshore Act

Long trial

Loss history

Loss of Balance

Loss of hearing

Low risk countries

LS-18

LS-33

LS-200

LS-202

LS-203

LS-207

LS-208

LS-222

LS 521

Lump Sum DBA Claim Settlement

Lung Injuries

 

M

M1 Support Services

Maine

Making a Claim

Malaria

Malingering

Mantech International

Maritime Law

Marshalling the evidence

Marshaling the evidence: Case Result

Marshaling the evidence: Surviving your case

Marshaling the evidence: Getting Benefits

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)

MMI: Medical Benefits

MMI: What is it?

Mediation

Medical Benefits

Medical Exam

Medical exam: IME

Medical exam: Bring a lawyer

Medical exam: Is it too far away?

Medical Nexus

Medical record authorization

Medical treatment

Medical treatment not authorized

Memory problems

Mesothelioma

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)

Mileage

Misconceptions

Mission Essential Personnel (MEP)

Mistakes to avoid

Modified benefits

Mood changes

Multiple Carriers

Multiple Employers

Myths

Myths: Top Questions

Myths: Common myths

 

N

National average weekly wage

Natural Progression

Nature and Extent of Disability

NCBI Study on traumatic brain injury

Neck Injury

Negative Alterations in Cognitions and Mood

Negotiating from a position of strength

No incident report

Noise-induced hearing loss

Non-scheduled

Non-U.S. Citizens

North American Airlines

Northrop Grumman

Notice of controversion

Nurse Case Manager

Nurse Case Manager: Big Trouble

Nurse Case Manage: Top Tips

Nurse case manager: Common Myths

 

O

Occupational disease

One Month Statute

One Year Limit

Ongoing Medical Records

Options for settlement of a DBA case

Order

Other eligible survivors

Outright lies

Overseas Contractors Workers Compensation

Overseas Stressor

OWCP

 

P

Pain and suffering

Patrols

Penalties

Permanent Disability

Permanent disability: Calculating benefits

Permanent disability: Case Studies

Permanent disability: Suitable alternative employment

Permanent disability: Lump Sum Settlement

Permanent disability: Scheduled Injury

Permanent disability: PTSD

Permanent disability: Average Weekly Wage

Permanent disability: Unscheduled Injury

Permanent disability: Is the settlement reasonable?

Permanent disability: Labor Market Survey

Permanent disability: Calculating benefits for unscheduled injuries

Permanent partial disability (PPD)

Permanent total disability (PTD)

Physician

Pilots

Poor lung function

Posting requirements

Preparing for a mediation

Presumption

Previous Injury

Previous Military Service

Private Contractors

Procedure

Proof

Provider searches

Psychological

Psychotherapy

PTSD

PTSD: Claims

PTSD: Overseas Contractors

PTSD: Denying Claims

PTSD: Case Result

PTSD: Lifetime Benefits

PTSD: Afghanistan

PTSD: What to do

PTSD: Symptoms

Public Works

Pulmonary abnormalities

 

Q

Quality Control Auditor

Quarterly earnings

Questions to look out for

 

R

Ratings

Read the fine print

Reasons for denying claims

Recreational activities

Reed Inc

Rehabilitation

Reporting

Report of earnings

Representing yourself in a DBA case

Respiratory Illness

Retraining costs

Returning to usual and customary employment

Rights to Medical Treatment

Ringing in the ears

Risk

 

S

Scheduled Injury

Scheduled disability

Second finger lost

Section 10

Security Worker

Security worker: $400,000

Security worker: $350,000

Self-employment

Sell out

Sensory problems

Settlement

Settlement: Lump Sum

Settlement: Is it reasonable?

Settlement: Litigate or Settle

Settlement: Case Result

Service Contracts

Shield Security Services

Shortness of breath

Signing a release form

Sneaky trick

SOC-SMG, INC

Somalia

SOSi

SOSi: Overseas Contractors

SOSi: Case Result

Special Forces

Special Forces: Overseas Contractors

Special Forces: Case Result

Starr Insurance

Starr Insurance: Denying Claims

Starr Insurance: DBA Coverage

Statement

Statement transcript

State Workers Comp Attorney

Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations: Overseas Contractors

Statute of Limitations: A huge exception

Stipulate

Stipulations

Strength vs Weakness

Stress Management Skills

Sub-rosa videos

Subsequent injury

Suitable Alternate Employment

Supervening injury

Surveillance videos

Symptoms

Symptoms: PTSDs

Symptoms: Discussing with your Dr.

Symptoms: Respiratory Illness

Symptoms: Last Responsible Employer Rule

Symptoms: Gulf War Syndrome

Symptoms: IME

Symptoms: Injuries in Afghanistan

Symptoms: Overseas Contractors

Symptoms: Previous Injury

Syria

System of attrition

 

T

Taking a case to trial

Tax Planning, Saving and Strategies

Telephone Informal Conference

Telephone recording

Temporary partial disability (TPD)

Temporary total disability (TTD)

Ten Tips for building a DBA case

Terms of exclusion

Third finger lost

Third party case

Three critical mistakes

Thumb lost

Timeline

Toe (other than great toe) lost

Top Ten DBA Questions

Traffic accident

Training injury

Transportation

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Travel Costs

Traveling to medical exam

Trial

Triple Canopy

Truth

Turkey

 

U

Under-reported injuries

Undiagnosed brain injury

United Kingdom

Unscheduled Injury

Unscheduled injury: Wage Loss Concept

Unscheduled injury: Permanent Disability

URS Federal Services

USA Environmental

U.S. Consulate

U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)

U.S. Embassy

U.S. Tax Court

Usual and customary employment

 

V

Value of a DBA Claim

Value of work

Videos (Sub Rosa)

Vinnell Arabia

Vocational Rehabilitation

Voluntary coverage

 

W

Wage(s)

Wage earning capacity post injury

Wage Loss

Wage loss: Calculating Benefits

Wage Loss: Permanent Disability

Wage Loss: Nature and extent of disability

Wage Loss: Vocational Rehabilitation

Wage Loss: PTSD

Wage Loss: Pain and Suffering

Wage Loss: Unscheduled Injury

Wage Loss: Suitable Alternative Employment

Wage Loss: Settlement

Wage Loss Concept

Wage Loss Concept: Neck and Back Injury Claims

Wage Loss Concept: Common Myths

Wage Loss concept: Unscheduled Injury

Waiver

War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA)

Warzones

Weekly compensation rate

Weekly Disability

Weekly disability: benefits

Weekly disability: payments

What to ask your attorney

When to file a claim

Widow, widower

Win Your Defense Base Act Case - book 

Workers Compensation

Working when a case goes to trial

Work Status Report

World Airways

Worsening Disability

Worth of a claim

 

X, Y

 

Z

Zone of Special Danger

Zone of Special Danger: Recreational activities

Zone of Special Danger: U.S. Embassy and Consulate

Zone of Special Danger: Case Result

Zone of Special Danger: Overseas Contractors

Zone of Special Danger: Foreign Citizens

Zurich

 

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