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Seriously Injured BL Harbert Employees Can Reconstruct Their Life with DBA Benefits


“I give you an insider’s view of the DBA. I don’t sugar coat it for you. I give it to you straight. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.”
Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley

The Real Value of Hiring the Right DBA Lawyer

A lot of folks try and represent themselves with their DBA case. And, unfortunately, they tank their case. They end up falling for one of the DBA insurance company’s tricks and traps. And they jack up their case. 

When you hire a Defense Base Act lawyer, you’re not hiring someone to guarantee that you’ll win your case. There are no guarantees in life or law (especially in the law, I might add). You’re not hiring them to build a case strategy plan and tell you what to do to get there. Although, that is part of it. 

What you’re really hiring them to do is be a coach when things get difficult. When things go bad, or bad situations arise, or when it hits the fan. A good, honest DBA lawyer will help keep you from making a bad decision.  Make no mistake about it - oftentimes no decision, is a decision.  Which can be disastrous. 

Combining experience with non-emotional decision-making is the real value in hiring the right DBA lawyer.

If you want to know more about hiring a DBA Lawyer check out this article on the Top 10 DBA Questions (see Questions 2, 3, 4, and 6....) 


“Working at BL Harbert isn’t just another construction job.”

True enough, it’s not. It’s much more dangerous. There are not only the normal dangers of a tough job like construction, but you have international locations where employees could be hurt by countless dangers that come with being in certain areas of the world.

If you come home injured from working overseas in construction, you will already have enough on your plate with your pain and doctor’s appointments and your family that you won’t even be able to think about what you’re going to do for work.

This where benefits provided by the Defense Base Act (the DBA) comes in to help. Without receiving these financial and medical benefits from the DBA insurance companies your future isn’t looking too great. Without money to pay for doctor appointments or medication or your monthly bills how are you expected to survive?


No “Walk in the Park”

Getting these benefits, even though you are entitled to them, isn’t always easy. And this is simply because the big DBA insurance companies love money. And every time they delegitimize a real DBA claim they make a boatload of cash. So that’s what they do.

Which means that you are going to have to hire the best DBA lawyer out there to represent you. And that in itself is going to take research. Not just research into the best DBA lawyer in your area but the best DBA lawyer in the world and into the Defense Base Act, itself.

And the end of the day, being guided by an expert and knowing what’s going on at all time is how you are going to survive the tricky waters of the DBA law system. With that in mind I highly recommend you order my book, Win Your Defense Base Act. You can get it here for FREE because, I’ll be honest, you are going to need it.

I also recommend you start researching the DBA and its lawyers online. You can start with The Turley Law Firm website. It hosts multiple pages of clear, concise information that is only going to help you and your case in court.


Be sure to claim your free copy of the 5 Star Book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case 

Win Your Defense Base Act Case by Bill Turley

This is an eye-opening book that gives you an insider's view of the Defense Base Act and how to beat the DBA insurance company. This book will take you step by step on how to avoid the DBA insurance company tricks and traps that are designed to destroy your DBA claim. 

If you do one thing - you owe it to yourself to read the 5 Star reviews of the book on amazon.com!!

5 Stars on Amazon.com

I suggest you read my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case before you talk to the insurance adjustergive a statementsign any forms or even hire the wrong lawyer.

Check out all of the 5 Star Reviews on amazon.com 

oscar Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is a no nonsense book. It gives ...
September 12, 2017

This book is a no nonsense book. It gives you the true ins and outs of a dba case. If you want the truth about dba cases and the do's and don'ts then this is your book.


Ammon Ra
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent source of info!!
August 8, 2017

This book completely lays it out for you. It's simple, succinct and not written in confusing legal jargon. If you are injured while contracting, this should be the first thing you read. The DBA carriers are counting on your ignorance and need. This book helps you combat pushy adjusters and answers what you can and cannot expect from your claim. Don't go in unarmed!!


Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars
July 28, 2017

This book is a must-have if you have been injured while working as a DoD contractor overseas. Easy to read, straight ahead, and loaded with invaluable advice! DBA cases can be very challenging and Mr. Turley ensures the reader understands every step in the process. He does not hold back in addressing any conceivable challenge which can potentially pop up during the course of your case. I simply followed the advice in the book and was eventually successful in winning my case against a powerful insurance company.


Stephen C.
5.0 out of 5 stars
DBA case: It's a Chess game, not checkers.
June 15, 2017

I would like to say thank you to Mr. Turley for writing this book. During the 2 years it took to mediate a settlement I used this book exclusively to counsel myself, my family and friends. This book was my guiding light. Use it as your “cornerstone” to ensure your DBA case has a solid foundation. If I would of taken on the DBA Insurance company by myself then my case was likely to fall apart. Protect your rights, seek professional counsel. If you want the best representation, kindly request the Turley Law Firm to represent you.


Use our Website as a Resource 

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One Last Bit of Advice

I have been doing this for 25 years I know what wins DBA cases and I know what doesn’t just because, really, I’ve seen it all. And one thing always wins DBA cases, which is why I make sure my clients always do it with their DBA claims.

Tell the Truth.

There is a reason I started this post with a quote about Truth from Albert Einstein. The truth wins DBA cases. This is because whether you win or lose your DBA case is based on if the judge thinks that you are telling the truth. You will lose your case because you exaggerated a detail about your case. You will lose your case if you misremember a detail about your case. It’s just how it is.

I’m telling you these things because I want you to win your DBA case. Plain and simple. I hate seeing good people, who are doing solid hard work, get completely screwed over by these DBA insurance companies. It’s not fair to you and it’s not fair to your family. So don’t fall into their traps, don’t make them that “boatload of cash”.

Get the benefits you deserve and start reconstructing your life for the better. 




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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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