“No B.S. straight forward answers with no legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk.”
Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley
KBR is a global company that has “customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses”. Throughout these 3 business categories including government services, technology and consulting and engineering and construction, “KBR employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide.”
KBR prides themselves on offering “challenging assignments on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects” for their employees. But these challenging assignments are not without their risks.
What happens if you are injured while working for KBR in one of the 80 countries that they operate in? What happens when you are sent home and can’t make the same kind of money you did with KBR? What are the next steps?
The Biggest DBA Misconception
First thing’s first: I need to dispel a big misconception that a lot of overseas contractors have about the Defense Base Act.
And it is this:
Just because you have a legitimate injury and cannot work does not mean that you will receive DBA benefits. DBA benefits are paid by your employer's insurance company, which has an arsenal of lawyers who are paid big money to delegitimize your claim.
You are going to need to fight this team of highly trained lawyers with everything you got. Which means have an equally qualified DBA specialized lawyer on your side and a plethora of evidence to support your claim.
Where We Come In
At my firm, we call ourselves KBR DBA lawyers because we represent employees in the exact same situation as you. We fight for the benefits you deserve and have the skills and experience to win your DBA case.
We are currently one of the top two leading DBA law firms in the world and keep our client’s interests and concerns at the forefront of our priorities.
Understanding the DBA
When you've been doing something for a long enough time, you start to know the questions before they are even asked. That is why I built so much information into my website. The DBA can be a daunting thing, so I try to take out all the legaleze and make it understandable for the folks who are actually going through the insurance companies and trying to get their benefits. Check out this article I wrote which answers the Top 10 Biggest Questions that folks have about the Defense Base Act.
KBR and PTSD
Many overseas contractors are subject to dangerous situations and some inevitably begin to develop symptoms that resemble PTSD. Take a look at this article I wrote specifically for overseas contractors who may be dealing with PTSD and not even realize it. I see Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a little differently than others, to me it is an injury, and under the DBA it is considered a cumulative injury. Find out more by clicking here for the article.
Some Advice For The Road:
When it comes to winning your DBA case nothing is going to help you more than the truth. You are going to have to be completely honest with your spouse, your kids, your lawyer, the insurance company and the judge if you want to win your case. Even the best DBA lawyer in the world isn’t going to be able to help you win your case if you aren’t honest.
I’ve seen it time and time again.
So instead of being caught in misremembered detail or a lie, prepare yourself to tell the whole truth with your DBA case. Start researching the DBA and the DBA law system.
At the Turley Law Firm PC, I provide the resources you need to tell the truth and succeed in court. One of these resources in the book, “Win Your Defense Base Act”. It is the ultimate no B.S. guide to understanding the DBA law systems and what it will take to win.
I also provide you a more in-depth look into more specific questions you may have regarding the DBA including an article library, a FAQ page and blog. If you have a question about your DBA claim we probably have the answer here, readily available for you.
If the answer isn’t available to you here then you can give us a call at our San Diego office and we can answer the specific questions you have in regard to your DBA case.
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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.