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Getting The Help You Need As A DBA Amputee

Defense Base Act Amputation Injuries

War is Hell. It is certainly that for many civilian contractors who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you are or a family member is an amputee and covered by the Defense Base Act there is a good chance that you are probably worried about your family’s future.  You have come to the right place. Each month, hundreds of seriously injured DBA workers use this website to help them win their Defense Base Act case.

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other symptoms that can occur include grief, depression surgical complications and skin problems. Of course, many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time, practice and mentoring.


Getting the best medical treatment possible

My first job is to help you get the best medical treatment possible. The long-term outcome for amputees has improved due to better understanding of the management of traumatic amputation, early emergency and critical care management, new surgical techniques, early rehabilitation, and new prosthetic designs. New limb replantation techniques have been moderately successful, but incomplete nerve regeneration remains a major limiting factor.

Often times the patient will have a better outcome from having a well-fitting, functional prosthesis than a nonfunctional replanted limb.

In recent years there have been huge technological advances in prosthetic devices. But, getting the DBA insurance company to pay for state of the art devices can be challenging.  This is where you’ll have to tread carefully. Many DBA insurance companies will try to steer you away from medical providers that will discount expensive devices and instead recommend cheaper, inferior devices. This just happens to save the Defense Base Act insurance company a lot of money, so of course that is what they are going to do.  

When this happens, you need to be ready to fight for the medical treatment that you deserve.


Getting the money you deserve

At the end of the day, Defense Base Act amputation injuries are scheduled injuries. Meaning, your permanent disability award is tied to a formula.  Under the schedule you will receive a payment for a certain number of weeks.  The schedule usually will result in an extremely unfair outcome.  For example, a DBA worker with a run of the mill back strain injury that prevents the worker from performing their DBA employment will oftentimes have a much greater permanent disability value than an amputation injury.

The point here is you need to know how to respond to all of this in order to get all the permanent disability benefits you deserve.

We can help you put your life back together.


Strength vs. Weakness

If you want to get the best medical treatment and the money that you and your family deserve under the Defense Base Act you can't be afraid to protect your rights.  You have to be ready to take your case to court. You have to be prepared to win. Hoping for a good settlement is a not going to get it done. Not now. Not ever. 

Negotiating from a position of strength is how you get and your family are going to get all the money you deserve. Start studying and get a copy of “Win Your Defense Base Act Case” which we offer for FREE here. It will guide you through everything you need to know and do to win your DBA case. 


William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

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