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Fluor Defense Base Act claims - Bill Turley - Defense Base Act Attorney

“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.
Drawing from recent experience supporting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and across the globe, Fluor provides the DoD high confidence in low risk execution." 
Based what we see, Fluor does provide contracting services to the USA across the globe. 

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. 

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 for 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. 

Why should I hire a DBA lawyer? 

This is a really good question. I strongly suggest that you check out this article on the Top 10 Defense Base Act questions. (Question No. 2, on the list, and be sure to check Out Questions No. 4 and 6, which are also about hiring a DBA lawyer).  

You must tell the truth

With your DBA case, it 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 be 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.

Flour and the Defense Base Act - DBA Attorney - Bill Turley - Win Your Defense Base Act Case

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.

5 star reviews of the book on amazon.com

5 Star Reviews on Amazon - Defense Base Act book

You don't have to believe me - just go to amazon.com. Put Defense Base Act in the search bar and my book will come up. Then click on the reviews. 

Or you can go here for the reviews on amazon.com


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'ts in my book. 


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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 a particular result in other cases. Including, your DBA case. Every case is different.

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Hello I worked for Fluor in Afghanistan. Before I left i had a physical and everything was ok. During my first physical i was told by the doctor that I had a hernia. I got a second opinion and it was confirmed that I had a hernia I had no idea that I had a hernia I had no pain etc. I had the surgery in Dubai then I asked the HR in Dubai who pays for the ticket home etc they told me that I did so I paid for the hotel and ticket home after surgery. I was let go in May 2019 due to reduction in forces. Upon returning home i was talking to a friend of mine and he asked me if I was compensated by Fluor while I was out recovering from surgery and I indicated no I was not.I looked up the information and I indicated that I had a year to file a claim. Just asking for advise i do not want to be blocked from working overseas if I file a claim
Posted by Leslie Wade on August 13, 2019 at 09:51 AM
Just sent home from Afghanistan by Fluor for hypertension. I am wondering since I started working for Fluor in 2016. I had complained of stress from my management. I reported the issues to the HR and ER departments with no resolve. Actually I was disciplined for being a hard manager. I told my functional manager that I felt harassed and being around him and my other manager gives me anxiety. Since January of 2017 I put on almost 30 lbs and my BP skyrocketed. I am now on medical and not fit for duty for contracting. I have all email traffic as well as witnesses to my issues. What steps can I take?
Posted by David on May 3, 2017 at 12:04 PM
Good morning sir, i got injured working in Afganistan (FLUOR) and i want to make a dba claim, but i'm affraid they(Fluor) wont let me apply for job anymore. Is this true? If i make a work compesation they wont let me apply for job in Fluor again?? Thank you in advance Have a nice day
Posted by Emilija on January 9, 2017 at 07:32 AM
Hello as I can see you are dealing with DOD Civilians,does it stands only for Expats or in my case I'm OCN Thanks
Posted by Sal on October 26, 2015 at 02:47 AM

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