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Working as a Security Professional for DECO overseas? Learn about your DBA Benefits here.


Working as a Security Professional for DECO overseas? Learn about your DBA Benefits here.

“When I seek out professional advice, I want honesty, I want frankness, I want advice straight-up, with no B.S. So should you.”

Defense Base Act Lawyer and author of the 5 Star book Win Your Defense Base Act Case  Bill Turley

I’m a DIY person.... no problem 

If you’re like me, you have a garage full of tools and stuff (my wife calls it junk).  You need something done, no problem, you’re a DIY type person. 

Meaning “Do It Yourself.”  You probably have a “can-do” approach. That’s great in life. But maybe not so great with your DBA case. 

Over the years I’ve seen well-meaning folks try and DIY their Defense Base Act case. Usually they’re calling my office after things have gone to hell in a handbasket. Sometimes so bad that their case can’t be fixed. Sometimes we just can’t get humpty-dumpy back up on the wall, so to speak. Not always. Sometimes we can put their case back to together again. Again, not always. 

If you’re thinking about DIY’ing your own DBA case I strongly suggest you do two things. First, you IMMEDIATELY get my 5 Star book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. You can buy it here on amazon.com or you can get a free copy here

Second, I suggest you check out this article on the Top 10 DBA Questions (see Questions 2, 3, 4, and 6....). 

Not to put damper your DIY spirit ...   


Why Being Honest is So Important

Being honest with your Defense Base Act case is extremely important because being honest is the only way you are going to win your DBA case. Trust me I’ve been doing this for 25 years I’ve seen it all. I know that the men and women that win their DBA cases are honest folks. It’s as simple as that.

See the thing is DBA cases are won based on whether the judge believes you or not. If the judge doesn’t believe you then you can say goodbye to your case. Not even the best DBA lawyer in the world can help you win your case if you are lying about any aspect of it.

So, again, if you take nothing from this article take this, at least: Always tell the truth about everything to everyone.


You are DECO

According to the front page of the DECO website, “DECO provides uniquely qualified law enforcement and military veterans to meet our customer’s training, security, and technical requirements wherever they are needed in the world.”

You are those “uniquely qualified law enforcement and military veterans”. Without you DECO doesn’t have a business. So, when you get injured on the job, you want and should be covered. You and your family’s futures shouldn’t be in jeopardy no matter what happens because let’s be honest, you are integral to DECO.

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Where the DBA Comes In

Luckily the DBA likely covers you when you are working overseas. This means that if you are injured while working overseas you and your family are entitled to medical and monetary benefits that will be necessary after you return home.

Sadly, getting these benefits isn’t always a “walk in the park”. It can be extremely complicated with a ton of hoops that you are going to have to jump through to even get your case started.

Here’s the deal. I want you to win your DBA case. I want you to win because you don’t deserve to be screwed over by the DBA insurance companies. You do deserve to keep your financial security and continue on your path to recovery.

This is why I am going to tell you the two things that will help you win your DBA case.

1. The Best DBA lawyer you can find

2. Resources to prepare you for what’s coming


The Best DBA Lawyer You Can Find

The thing is the DBA insurance companies are expecting you to get an inexperienced lawyer who is located close to you and your family. Do not make this mistake. You can hire any lawyer from anywhere in the U.S. so why not hire the best? The best means someone with extensive experience and who knows what to look out for when going up against these big insurance companies and their lawyers.

Find out more here about what to look for when hiring a DBA lawyer.



Look I meant what I said when I said the DBA law system is complex and intense. It is. It really is. This means that it’s time for you start building your case and preparing you and your family for what is coming. This means knowing how to describe your injury to your doctor in a way that won’t give you trouble, how to deal with the insurance adjuster and what traps the DBA insurance companies are going to have waiting for you.

Avoid these traps and learn what you need to know by reading my book, “Win Your Defense Base Act Case”. You can get it here for FREE. But before you do you can check out how this book has helped other injured overseas civilian contractors on Amazon.

There is also the Turley Law Firm website that will answer any question you might have about your DBA content. It has pages and pages of valuable content that will help you win your DBA case sooner rather than later.


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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 as 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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