“I give you an insider’s view of Defense Base Act Law, with no sugar coating. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Ever."
Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley
“Akal Security’s mission is to protect our Clients.” But what about their contractors?
Working for Akal Security is a dangerous job, you knew that when you signed up. You just didn’t think that it would be you that got injured, right? You are one of Akal Security’s “top talent”, “the industry’s best and brightest”, that has “broad spectrum skill sets and expertise areas”. You were supposed to be the one protecting others from getting hurt, not getting hurt yourself.
So, what do you do when you do get hurt while on the job? What do you do when you get sent home and can’t get another job that makes you the kind of money you’re used to making while working for Akal Security?
This is where the Defense Base Act comes in. You are likely covered by the DBA if you are injured while working abroad. This entitles you to the financial and medical benefits you and your family will need to remain comfortable and get the help you need for a faster recovery.
How do You Get These Benefits?
It sounds easy right. You get hurt, you go home, you file your claim and the DBA insurance companies get you what you need. Wrong.
More often than not, DBA claimants will have to hire a DBA specialized attorney to represent their claim in court. This is because the DBA insurance companies can make a lot of money on delegitimizing DBA claims. So, they do. All the time.
“The DBA insurance adjuster told me that I don’t need a lawyer, So I’m good.”
That’s like the coach of the opposing football team telling you that your team doesn’t need a coach. Really? Did you ask the insurance adjuster why the DBA insurance company has so many lawyers?
Fact is, the DBA insurance company doesn’t want you to have a lawyer. Because they know that they’ll have to pay you a LOT more money if you get a lawyer.
Make no mistake about it. You now have a court case. You need a lawyer to win your court case.
Second, I suggest you check out this article on the Top 10 DBA Questions (see Questions 2, 3, 4, and 6....).
A Battle You Didn’t Want
This means that you are going to have go into a legal battle you never wanted to be a part of. It means you are not only going to have find a well-seasoned DBA attorney but also prepare yourself by knowing the ins and outs of the DBA law system. This will allow you to remain in the know and be ready for whatever the DBA insurance company and their lawyers throw your way.
Akal Global Security and PTSD
It is clear that working for Akal is a dangerous job. Sometimes folks find they are having a harder time than they realize and they may want to get diagnosed for PTSD. Take a look at this article I wrote about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder especially as it pertains to overseas contractors. I discuss how it is a cumulative injury and what that means for overseas workers.
Understanding the DBA - A Case Study
When you've been doing something for 25 years, its safe to say you learn a few things. I have been dealing with these cases for a long time now and have compiled information on some of the major DBA issues into a case study you can find here. My goal is for you to have the best information available to you to help you win your case.
Start studying with “Win Your Defense Base Act”, the “go-to” guide for every injured civilian contractor out there.
Tell The Truth
The thing with DBA cases, and it’s something I know like the back of my hand, that winning or losing your case determines you and your family’s economic security. That means there is a lot at stake and it means you have to win.
So, here’s how you win. I’ll keep it easy. Tell the truth about everything, all the time to everyone. This is how you’re going to win your DBA case because the outcome of DBA cases is based on your credibility. It’s true.
If you even get the slightest detail wrong or contradict yourself or exaggerate some part of your story you are going to lose your case. So be ready to tell the truth and have the right evidence to back you up.
Plain and simple, the truth wins. It’s how my clients win their DBA cases and it’s how you will win your Akal Security case too.
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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.