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Overseas Workers Often Suffer Crush Injuries and Amputations

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“When I seek out professional advice, I want honesty, I want frankness, I want advice straight-up, with no B.S. So should you.”

Defense Base Act Lawyer and author of the 5 Star book Win Your Defense Base Act Case  Bill Turley


What type of person are you? There are no directions for a DBA case (except my 5 Star book) 

There are two types of people in the world. First, is the type of person that will read the directions before they use a new product, electronic device or gismo. 

Second, is the type of person that will figure it out for themselves and if and only if they can’t figure it out, they will maybe look for the directions. Maybe. Sound familiar? 

Taking either one of these approaches can be disastrous for your Defense Base Act case.  First, other than my 5 Star book (which you can buy here on amazon.com or you can get a free copy here) - there really aren’t any directions for your DBA case. 

Which the DBA insurance company loves because they are trying to find ways to deny your claim. They’re hoping you make one of the mistakes that well-meaning folks with legitimate claims make all the time, so they can deny your claim and not pay you your DBA benefits. 

Second, this is why you probably need the best, honest DBA lawyer that will agree to take your case. I suggest you check out this article on the Top 10 DBA Questions (See Questions 2, 3, 4, and 6....they’re about why DBA lawyers and the like...). 

A dangerous job

From falling cargo to becoming entangled in machinery, overseas workers are at overwhelming risk of suffering crush injuries. Accidents may involve anything from jammed fingers or twisted ankles to compete compression of the body or loss of one or more limbs. It is very rare for a worker who has suffered a crush injury to experience no long-term effects—and depending on the extent of the injury, a worker may be unable to earn a living for a year or more.

Long-Term Complications of Compression and Crush Injuries

While there are endless ways a worker could suffer a crush injury overseas, the most common causes of injuries involve working near heavy machinery. An employee may become wedged between objects (such as a crate and cargo hanging from a crane), get an arm or a foot caught in equipment or between objects, or be caught between reversing machinery and a wall.

Victims of crush injuries are at risk of life-threatening complications such as:


DBA workers may undergo amputation after a crush injury due to a condition known as compartment syndrome. When an arm or leg is compressed too tightly, pressure is placed on the connective tissues inside the limb (fascia). As the limb swells, blood cannot reach the different muscle groups between the fascia (compartments). Compartment syndrome is extremely painful and can cause muscle death in minutes, and often requires amputation of the affected limb.


The majority of crush injuries affect the feet, legs, and fingers, making it difficult for an overseas contractor to go back to work. Even after the original injury has healed, a worker can suffer nerve damage, muscle tissue death, weakness from bone fractures, arthritis, and loss of feeling in the affected area. Many crush injury victims suffer from a chronic pain condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a permanent affliction with no known cure.


The most common reason crush injuries prove fatal is a lack of immediate medical attention, which is common in many Defense Base Act workplaces. A crushed, torn, or severed limb can cause severe bleeding, compound fractures, internal injuries, brain and lung damage, and other deadly complications.


If you suffered a crush injury while working overseas, we can help you obtain compensation under the Defense Base Act. Please feel free to use our website to get more information on how to proceed with your claim, or read our free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case.


Be sure to claim your free copy of the 5 Star Book Win Your Defense Base Act Case 

Win Your Defense Base Act Case by Bill Turley

This is an eye-opening book that gives you an insider's view of the Defense Base Act and how to beat the DBA insurance company. This book will take you step by step on how to avoid the DBA insurance company tricks and traps that are designed to destroy your DBA claim. 

If you do one thing - you owe it to yourself to read the 5 Star reviews of the book on amazon.com!!

5 Stars on Amazon.com

I suggest you read my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case before you talk to the insurance adjustergive a statementsign any forms or even hire the wrong lawyer.

Check out all of the 5 Star Reviews on amazon.com 

Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is a great place to start if you need to understand what ...
February 19, 2016

This book is a great place to start if you need to understand what your getting into when filing a DBA claim. DON'T go in without knowing what you're doing. While I thought the book read like you were having a regular conversation with the writer, Bull Turley, it still provided lots of critical information. I highly-recommend it.


Francis Fox
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I would definitely recommend reading if you are a security contractor with any ...
January 20, 2016

The only book on DBA that I have read (haven't seen others). I would definitely recommend reading if you are a security contractor with any sort of injury. As with my line of work, there are a lot of people with good knowledge and bad knowledge concerning DBA benefits, and this book helps clear the air so you can make important decisions concerning your injury and/or case.


5.0 out of 5 stars
A must have book to win your DBA Case
May 23, 2017

When you need the best help and advice to win your case, this book will be indispensable. Do not hesitate to buy this book if you are serious about having a successful case. Mr. Turley explains exactly what to do as you prepare your case. Highly advised.

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This article isn't legal advice


These discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. These testimonials, endorsements, photos and/or discussions do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, or your particular case/ situation. Every case is different. There are any number of reasons why DBA cases are not won and/or are not as successful folks might have hoped for.


Just because we have gotten great results in so many other Defense Base Act cases, doesn't guarantee in particular result in other cases. Including, your DBA case. Every case is different.

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