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Top Rated Oklahoma Defense Base Act Attorney Tells You How to Win Your Case


“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true." - Abraham Lincoln




Defense Base Act Law Guide

Welcome to the Defense Base Act Law Guide.  We provide FREE, relevant information to arm you with the tools you need to win your Defense Base Act case. You need someone on your side, that's where I come in. So even if you don't choose The Turley Law Firm PC to represent you, here is some advice from a guy who's been at this for 25 years:


Study, Study and then Study More. 

Take the time to study your case and research what the DBA is all about. I like to start with the basics. Try our website where you can access pages and pages of content that will better your case and prepare you more for the battle you are about to see in court. 

Then you can 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.

We will save you some time and offer you "the meat and potatoes" of the DBA:

The Defense Base Act

The Defense Base Act (DBA), created in 1941, extended the federal workers' compensation program for longshore and harbor workers, initially to 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.

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 entitles whom are legally entities which are not their employers.

Find the best info you need to win your DBA case here.


Nothing Will Build Up Your Case More Than The Truth.

You have to be honest when it comes to your case. About everything. Every detail. If the judge suspects you're not telling the truth at any point in your case than you will lose your case. You can count it.

Something you should know about me is that I hate losing. I hate losing more than anything I have ever hated. Which means that you are going to have to tell the truth if you choose my firm as your representation. The truth wins and that's why I pick the truth every time.

This brings me to the next point. You are going to win your case with the truth. The truth coupled with the best DBA lawyer you can find.


Why Hiring Local Isn't Always Your Best Bet.

You want a local DBA lawyer right? You want someone that you can access any time of the day, whether it's seeing them at their office, whether it's calling them, whether it's bumping into them at the super market. Sure, I get it. 

Only one problem, I have never heard of any great DBA lawyers in Oklahoma. There may very well be specialized DBA lawyers in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman or Edmond, I just haven't heard of them yet. So instead of wasting your time on finding one of these hidden DBA gems in your local area I suggest you find the most experienced DBA attorney that will give it to you straight, even if that attorney is located out of state. 

Click here to see other things to look out for when picking a lawyer. 

The Turley Law Firm PC is out of state. 

We are based in San Diego, California, the home of a valuable military and ship worker community.  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.  I have been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987.  

The defense contracting companies overseas hired thousands of San Diego based ex-military types to work in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were there for them and their families after they were seriously injured. Thus, lt makes sense that The Turley Law Firm, PC has become one of the top two leading Defense Base Act Law Firm in the world.

Our Reputation is Success

Since 1987, the insurance companies have respected us for how we fight for our clients.  This respect is a benefit clients receive when they choose The Turley Law Firm PC.  The recognition the legal industry has given us helps us succeed for our clients.  You want a lawyer that is going to not only be able to stand up to the insurance company but beat them too. You don’t want a lawyer that has a learning curve to understand the issues in your case. You want the best of the best. 

You can only believe half of what the internet tells you right? Well here are some other sites talking about us:

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2012-2018

     Highest Rated DBA Lawyer on San Francisco Avvo.com and San Diego Avvo.com

     Invited to Speak on the Longshore Act / Defense Base Act at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar

     New York Times 2011 Top Attorney

     Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys

Whether you decide to work with The Turley Law Firm PC or not, we are here to help. You can go ahead an get a FREE hard copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case.   


Or you can give us a call today and we will answer any questions or concerns you have regarding the Defense Base Act. 

Call us today! 619-304-1000 

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