“An insider’s view of the DBA. No sugar-coating. No lawyer talk, no double talk.” Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
Fluor - Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and across the globe
According to Fluor's website:
Fluor is "one of the world's largest engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance (EPFCM) companies, Fluor offers integrated solutions that bring our Clients greater capital efficiency with improved cost and schedule certainty.
Under the U.S. Army Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP IV) Fluor provides the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), coalition forces, and Federal inter-agency with multi-functional logistical services during contingency operations worldwide to support U.S. national strategic objectives.
...The U.S. Army relies on commercial contractors to provide non-combat support services to deployed U.S. DoD forces and other government agencies. Contractors must be capable of mobilizing thousands of personnel, support equipment, and supplies virtually anywhere in the world on very short notice.
The nature of the services includes providing logistics, base-camp construction, housing, transportation, fuel, meals, laundry, and recreation. Outsourcing of these services enables the military to focus on its core mission.
Fluor and the Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan
Also according to Fluor's website:
Under Task Order 2 of the LOGCAP IV contract, Fluor is providing multi-functional base life support and combat services support (CSS) to the U.S. and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. The Fluor team is co-located with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, where the team coordinates, provides oversight, and implements Fluor's execution plan to provide the necessary resources and labor to accomplish this mission.
Under Task Order 4, Fluor is simultaneously constructing and managing the expansion of eight Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in southern Afghanistan. This includes the construction of an FOB to accommodate 17,000 to 20,000 U.S. Military personnel. The urgent nature of the mission to expand the bases in front of a planned force deployment placed the project on the Army's critical path schedule.
In order to accomplish it's "mission" Fluor has had to have thousands and thousands of Fluor employees work in theater. As we will see, there has been a tremendous cost to the folks that work for Fluor overseas.
Fluor Civilian Overseas Contractor Injury Claims
If you've been injured or have PTSD due to working for Fluor was an overseas civilian contractor, you have a Defense Base Act claim. Let's talk about Fluor and the Defense Base Act.
Let's start with the United States Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act Case Summary by Employer. Those of you that follow this website understand that it sure appears that the Summary under-reports DBA injuries. But it is a starting point.
According to the Summary, there are at least six "Fluor " named companies listed on the Summary:
- Fluor Federal Global Projects
- Fluor Federal Global Projects
- Fluor ConOps Limited
- Fluor Federal Global Projects, Inc.
- Fluor Daniel Corp.
- Fluor Constructors International Inc.
Did you notice that three of them appear to be the same entity? Interesting.
Added up together, Fluor Federal Global Projects has 5,551 Defense Base Act claims since 2001. In addition, the Summary lists 80 deaths. All totaled, this results in the third most Defense Base Act claims of any company since 2001. Yes, Fluor is a major player in overseas civilian contracting.
And, in the most recent year, Fluor Federal Global Projects has had 504 Defense Base Act claims.
Fluor is still a major player in overseas civilian contracting.
The Defense Base Act and Fluor
If you're a seriously injured overseas civilian contractor that worked for Fluor, then you probably traded working in a war theater to dealing with the DBA insurance company. Not good. Not good on any level.
Putting aside your injuries, you're probably worried about how you're going to survive economically. You're in a different world now that you have a DBA claim.
What you're going to see is that now you have a court case. That is what a DBA case is - a court case. Everything you say or do has to have in mind that you will be on trial in your DBA case. Thinking anything else will be disastrous for you.
You will win your DBA case with evidence.
You must tell the truth
With your DBA case is starts with your credibility. You must tell the truth, about everything. The DBA insurance company will be trying to trick you or trap you into doing things that will harm your credibility.
The insurance company is trying to gather or manufacture evidence that will used to attack your evidence, attack your credibility and attack your character. Don't think so? Then I suggest you read my eye opening book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case.
Where You Should Start
My strong advice is that the first thing you do is get a hold of a copy of my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk. Roadmap to The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.
In the meantime, don’t make mistakes that will screw up your DBA claim. First, don’t give a recorded or written statement. Second, don’t sign any forms from the DBA insurance company - including medical releases. Third, don’t hire a DBA lawyer just because they are close by you. In fact, I suggest you don't hire any lawyer at this point. You must make sure you hire the right DBA lawyer. I strongly suggest that you don't do any of these things until you first read my book. I explain the why’s for all of this in my book.
I've had one of the top three largest DBA law firms in the world that represents overseas civilian contractors. I wrote the book because I realized that so many folks were screwing up their DBA case before they ever called a lawyer. You don’t want to be that guy or gal.
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You and the DBA insurance adjuster
You have to be really, really careful when dealing with the DBA insurance adjuster. I strongly suggest you read my book BEFORE you talk to the adjuster. If you have to talk to the adjuster, you must always be nice and polite. Never rude. I tell you all about the do's and don't in my book.