"I use plain English, with no sugarcoating, no lawyer talk, no double talk. Just old fashioned, unsweetened truth. The same as I want to hear.” Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The DBA insurance company is not on your side. They have traps laying around for you to fall in. And bet on it, if you do not follow the proper steps with your DBA case, you will fall right in.
The Next Step
Remember the DBA insurance company is not your friend. I strongly suggest you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies.
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Two Far Different Stories: Mantech International Corp. and the Defense Base Act
Which story do you want to hear? The glowing story contained on Mantech International Corp’s website or the cold statistics on the Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act 2012 Report by employer of injuries and deaths?
Let’s start with Mantech International Corp’s website. Get ready for B.S. - it's going to get deep. According to their website, ManTech was founded in 1968 to provide advanced technological services to the United States government. “Over the years, our government’s technology needs have increased dramatically in scope and sophistication, and we have grown to meet that challenge.” “Today, [ Mantech International Corp. is] ... a $3 billion public company that provides the innovation, adaptability, and critical thinking our government needs for success in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, science, administration, and other fields—throughout the nation and in many countries throughout the world.” I told you.
Now let’s go to the the cold statistics on the Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act 2012 Report by employer of injuries and deaths. For 2012 Mantech International Corp. Reported 367 Defense Base Act injuries. From 2000 to 2012 Mantech reported 807 injuries and no deaths.
Is this accurate? We can’t say for sure. But.... what we can say for sure is that the Department of Labor doesn’t believe their own statistics. Each year their reports contain the following disclaimer:
“These reports do not constitute the complete or official casualty statistics of civilian contractor injuries and deaths. They are offered as general information to the public who may be interested in the scope of civilian government contracting overseas.”
Which is the government equivalent of “your milage may vary” or “measure by weight, not by volume” or “Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are.” You get the idea. More B.S. mumbo-jumbo by the Department of Labor.
Interestingly, the Department of Labor website doesn’t report any deaths for Mantech International Corp. from 2000 to 2012. (If you know of a Mantech DBA related death, can you email us tne let us know about it - - we would appreciate it, because we like to stay on top of these things).
Again, our experience suggests that you can’t believe what is on the Department of Labor’s statistics. We know we don't. Ever. Use these numbers as a minimum.
A Lay Of The Land
From the Mantech Defense Base act cases we have seen - you can expect to be dealing with one of the following Defense Base Act insurance companies:
- Chartis Worldsource/ Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania
- Zurich American Insurance Company
- Fidelity & Casualty Company of New York/Can International.
Which, of course, means you can expect these insurance companies to hire and retain very, very experienced grizzled DBA insurance company attorneys to deny and/or defeat your DBA claim. They are sharks in expensive suits. I say this because we have cases against these attorneys. They know what they are doing and they are heartless. Meaning, they are paid to deny the claims of widows, orphans, the disabled and the defenseless and the like. Meaning, our typical Defense base Act clients.
If you are a Mantech International Corp. worker that was seriously injured while on a Defense Base Act assignment - - right about now would be a good time to lawyer-up. We recommend you hire the best DBA lawyer you can find. It really is that simple.
You can expect a fight. Maybe today, or maybe tomorrow - but it is coming.
World Wide Practice
We are asked by injured DBA workers across the world to represent them. We have a world wide practice. We represent injured Defense Base Act workers that live across the world.
We are based in San Diego, California. This is a benefit to you. Few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than us. The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. The Turley Law Firm, PC has been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987. Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers, we gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. And because of the huge number of ex-military folks from San Diego and Southern California - we have become the leader in California for Defense Base Act clients.
Today, we have more DBA clients than any law firm in the Western United States.
Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley