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The DBA Falls Under the Longshore Act

Under the provisions of the DBA, overseas federal military and public works contractors are subject to the same workers' compensation rules, including the same insurance requirements and same schedules of benefits for affected workers, as maritime firms covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA).

The DBA provides no-fault coverage and is an exclusive remedy to injured workers. Injured workers and the survivors of workers killed on the job are entitled to benefits for employment-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths regardless of fault and are not permitted to sue their employers or the federal government for any types of damages caused by employment-related incidents. However, DBA employees can bring third party lawsuits against persons and/or entities whom are legally entities which are not their employers.


Why You Should Consider a DBA Lawyer From Outside Colorado

The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.  This is a workers' compensation system for longshoreman, shipyard workers and harbor workers. I have been handling Longshore Act cases for over 25 years.  Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers and longshoreman, I gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps our firm win Defense Base Act cases. 

After the Iraq and Afghanistan wars started, seriously injured overseas contractors were referred to my office. It is my understanding that today that my firm is the largest DBA law firm on the West Coast and one of the three largest DBA firms in the United States.

Whether you live in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Pueblo or up in the Colorado Rockies - - you may be looking for a Defense Base Act lawyer that is near where you live.  That is understandable.  However, I think it is widely accepted that the biggest and/or best Defense Base Act law firms are in the coastal areas. 

This is because most all of the DBA lawyers that have been handling these cases for a long time are also Longshore lawyers and are from coastal areas.


My Best Advice

Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugar coat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong.

You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects your not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. I have seen it time and time again.

Take the time to research your case so you can be as honest as possible with your case. Order my FREE book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case. 


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 

5.0 out of 5 stars
The book goes into great detail about the tactics used by insurance companies to ...
December 1, 2016

After getting hurt while working overseas the company I worked for denied I was injured. I purchased the book written by Mr. Turley and read it all in one night. I followed the steps he outlines in the book, then hired the Turley Law firm. The book goes into great detail about the tactics used by insurance companies to deny your claim. I recommend this book to anyone working overseas. Read it BEFORE you get hurt.


Apollo legend
5.0 out of 5 stars
You want to win?
May 23, 2018

Very informative and lets you know exactly what to expect in a DBA case. It let me know my rights as a Defense Contractor. If you feel u may have a claim or unsure about your rights this is the book.


5.0 out of 5 stars
Turley did a great job,
April 2, 2016

This book is a must read for anyone who has been injured while working overseas. Actually I wish that I would have known about it before I got hurt so I would have at least had a heads up on how things would likely go down if the unthinkable ever did happen. It is chock full of valuable information you can't find anywhere else and it is straight up honest advice. It really helps to know what you should look out for from your companies insurance carrier so you will be prepared in advance and don't wind up working against yourself. It also covers the things you shouldn't ever do if certain situations arise that will likely wind up costing you a lot of money in the end. It actually takes you through a step by step easy to understand journey on what you should realistically expect to happen if you ever do get injured.


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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.

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