“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.”
- Elvis Presley
Let’s talk about Northrop Grumman and The Defense Base Act
On the Northrop Grumman website, the company says they are a “leading global security company” who “hold ourselves to a higher standard, both in the products we deliver and in the way we conduct ourselves throughout the entire customer experience. Because, after all, we are in the business of securing a great deal more than just our place in the market”.
It’s all true, I don’t doubt it, let’s face it: Northrop Grumman are the big boys of defense, that’s clear, but what they don’t say on their site is that the only reason they are where they are is because of hard working folks like yourself. You are the heart and soul of Northrop Grumman and undoubtedly are at least partially responsible for their success.
They go on to say, “Squarely meeting our obligations, fiscally and technologically, isn't just a business goal, but a moral imperative”.
Northrop Grumman talks about the “moral imperative” of running their business. Taking care of your family is your “moral imperative.” I get that. If you’ve been seriously injured and make a DBA claim, the DBA insurance company has a team of attorneys that will be looking for anything that can hurt your case.
The Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act (DBA) was created in 1941, The DBA extended the federal workers' compensation program for longshore and harbor workers, to include persons working on American military bases abroad and then to most federal contractors working outside of the United States.
The DBA requires that many federal government contractors and subcontractors provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees who work outside of the United States.
If you are injured while working overseas for Northrop Grumman, then your injury probably falls under the Defense Base Act.
Why a San Diego Defense Base Act Lawyer?
Believe it or not, I am known for being blunt and straight-up. I tell like it is. No legal mumbo-jumbo. No lawyer talk. Ever.
When you look into it, you will find that very few Defense Base Act attorneys have been handling DBA cases for as long as me and my firm. We got this, and we are ready to roll.
I live and work in San Diego, California. I’m guessing that you may be reading this from somewhere very far from here.
The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. I have been practicing Longshore law since 1987. San Diego has the largest shipyard on the West Coast with thousands of shipyard workers. I have offices in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield. I gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are many former military types that went to Iraq and Afghanistan that returned to San Diego and California with serious DBA injuries. In addition, many linguists are from California. When they needed help with their Defense Base Act cases they hired my law firm.
Nowadays, my law firm represents more Defense Base Act workers than any other law firm on the West Coast. People who know tell me that my law firm is one of the top two largest DBA law firms in the world that represents injured overseas contractors. There's a reason for this. Defense Base Act cases are what we do. We represent DBA workers from across America and from around the world.
What You Should Take Away from This Page
I offer my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, for FREE here. Now, I didn’t write this thing to rub elbows and do book signings. I wrote it to get the straight facts about the Defense Base Act to you, without all the lawyer legalese and mumbo-jumbo. I give it to you straight. Always. Sometimes the truth ain’t pretty, but it’s always the truth. That’s my basis for this book.
Win Your Defense Base Act Case goes through—in detail—all the “little things” the DBA insurance company lawyer is going to do to try and tank your DBA case. That is, all the tricks and traps they use to beat you and your case.
And if you have any questions on anything you’ve read here or in my book, give us a call at 619-234-2833