“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, bit it ain’t goin’ away.”
– Elvis Presley
ABM and the DBA
On the ABM website, ABM claims that their “passion is building value”. Under their “careers” page they write “We diligently work visibly and behind the scenes to elevate our clients’ brand image and ensure every interaction with their customers results in a first-rate experience that inspires customer loyalty, patronage, and leaves a long-lasting impression.”
But what about offering the same care and understanding that is provided to the ABM customers to ABM’s employees? ABM is committed “to attracting and retaining the best employees” but what about committing to taking care of those “best employees” when things go sour abroad?
If you are an overseas civilian contractor working for ABM you are likely covered under the Defense Base Act. This means that if you are injured while working abroad you are entitled to financial and medical benefits. This is where that care, concern and understanding reaches the employees of ABM.
Sadly, It's Never That Simple
Sadly, it is highly likely that if you have been injured while working for ABM overseas and are sent home then you will not get these financial and medical benefits right away. In fact, you might not get them at all if you do not file a Defense Base Act claim with the Department of Labor a year after your injury occurred or after the last day you have received compensation from ABM (whichever comes last).
You also might not get all the benefits you have a right to or not get any if you don’t hire a DBA lawyer to represent you and your claim. You might not get all those benefits if you aren’t prepared to tell the truth about every detail regarding your DBA claim while in court. You will not get all these benefits if you fall into one of the traps laid out by the DBA insurance companies. Like I said, it’s not that simple.
Here’s What You Do
The first thing you do as soon as you think you have a DBA case on your hands is hire the best DBA attorney you can find. I mean the very best. This means one with extensive DBA experience and skill. The means you have to hire a DBA expert.
The second thing you’ll have to do as soon as you file your DBA claim is start studying. You have to prepare to fight for your claim with everything you got. This means knowing the enemy and being ready for whatever they throw at you.
You can start studying with my FREE book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case. Just check out all these 5 star reviews from injured civilian contractors just like you.
Or explore our website, which offers pages and pages of what to do and what not to do with your DBA case.
The last thing and also the most important thing you are going to have to do is always tell the truth. Even if you want to make ABM the bad guy or if you want more pity points just know that none of it will not work for the judge.
If the judge suspects you are being dishonest about even the smallest detail with your DBA claim, your case is over just like that. The DBA insurance companies are expecting you to make this mistake of exaggerating your pain, your injury or the circumstances that lead to their injury. They know if you do then you will lose your case and they get to make a whole lot of money. You will get nothing, I promise you that.
Have more questions about how to fight for your ABM Defense Base Act claim?
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