Many of our nation’s servicemembers come home with injuries or illnesses related to their time in the military. Along with toxic exposure to burn pits, the Defense of Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) reports nearly 350,000 servicemembers suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), incurred during combat. Countless other servicemembers experience other issues that can affect his or her ability to work and enjoy life to the fullest.
If you are a Veteran injured on active military duty, and are looking for a Jacksonville Veterans disability lawyer, you might qualify for benefits promised by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our Veterans disability attorneys have dedicated our practice to helping you apply for and receive these benefits, and we can represent anyone no matter where you live in the country.
The VA owes Veterans post-service benefits when they become ill or sustain injuries while on active duty or training for active duty. That includes aggravation to conditions that already existed. Some illnesses may manifest themselves later in life, but if they can be connected to military service, benefits are available.
Some common injuries or conditions that warrant a VA disability claim include:
Veterans must prove their injuries are related to active-duty service, with proof from a treating physician and they will also be scheduled a Compensation and Pension (C&P) examination through the VA. Once a physician certifies a condition is service related and the application is approved, the VA will authorize a disability rating from 0 to 100%. Unfortunately, it is not always easy proving the service-connection. Our VA disability attorneys representing Jacksonville, NC are skilled at getting you the benefits you have earned.
Disabled Veterans are eligible for monthly tax-free payments to compensate for wages they will not be able to earn. Disability ratings of at least 30% qualify you to receive extra money if you have a spouse or dependent living with you. Other VA benefits may include nursing home or in-home nursing care, job retraining, and funds to retrofit a home or vehicle when you require physical assistance due to an injury.
The VA denies disability claims routinely. A VA-approved disability attorney understands what information is necessary to appeal a benefits denial in Jacksonville. Servicemembers must prove there is a connection (known as a “nexus”) between their condition and their military service, and first-time applicants often fail to provide the correct evidence or their discharge information. Luckily, there is a robust VA appeals process.
Our attorneys can file a supplemental claim that includes additional relevant information the claims administrator did not consider or that bolsters a claim’s validity. A more experienced review specialist can oversee a higher-level review with more experienced claims administrators to review what the original administrator denied.
If you have selflessly given your time, expertise, and health to defending your country, our attorneys want to honor those sacrifices by fighting for the benefits you earned and deserve. Our team only handles Veteran benefit cases and we can work with you no matter where in the country you live.
Let us assist you in filing for your VA disability benefits and represent you if they are denied. We aim to make this as stress-free as possible. Call a Jacksonville Veterans’ disability lawyer to set up your free consultation.