Veterans can collect compensation for disabilities related to injuries or diseases either caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or herbicides during active military service or aggravated by exposure to the chemicals. These are called service-connected disabilities.
Veterans of Vietnam may develop disabling diseases related to exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides. Meanwhile, Gulf War veterans have reported clusters of unexplained symptoms, including chronic fatigue, irritable bowel and fibromyalgia, which last for six months or more. The VA provides compensation payments to chronically disabled Gulf War veterans with undiagnosed illnesses.
Establishing the right to disability compensation related to chemical exposure during military service can be a complicated and time-consuming process. The lawyers at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, are experienced at helping veterans establish their disability claims at every step in the filing and appeals process. Call us toll-free at 877-526-3455 or use our online contact form.