VETERANS, PLEASE READ: Many vets believe that they should choose a veterans' disability lawyer that is located near them. The truth is that attorneys can help veterans living anywhere in the U.S.
You should only choose a veterans' disability lawyer based on their ability to provide you with top-level legal representation. Keller & Keller can put you in touch with this representation, and you'll never need to travel anywhere, because we work to make it convenient for you.
Disabilities that Qualify for VA Benefits
Veterans across the United States have chosen us to help them obtain their VA disability benefits, and the list of our client's war-time injuries is extensive and varied. Some of the most common problems facing our vets that may qualify them for VA benefits include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Radiation Poisoning
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Exposure to Agent Orange (Vietnam Veterans)
- Former Prisoner of War
- Traumatic Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Sexual Trauma
- Amputation of limb or other body part
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Disorders
- Eye Injuries (Visual Impairment)
- Hearing loss
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Cushings Syndrome
This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, so if you do not see your particular condition, it's still possible that you may qualify for VA benefits.
Hiring a Veterans' Disability Lawyer Increases Chances
It's a fact that hiring a veterans' disability lawyer greatly increases your chances of receiving VA disability benefits. Today, disabled veterans are arming themselves with the right lawyer and receiving benefits and compensation that never would have been possible in the past.
On June 20th 2007, Congress passed a law that has proven to change the lives for tens of thousands of disabled veterans across the United States. This new law allows vets to hire a veterans' disability lawyer of their choosing. Veterans' disability lawyers can become involved early in the process to help veterans dispute a disability claim denial or rating.
The Rise in VA Disability Claims
The staggering rise in VA disability claims is happening for two reasons:
1) Today's U.S. soldier is much more likely to survive a traumatic battlefield injury.
Advances in medical treatment and body armor have saved countless lives. However, while soldier's are more likely to survive war-time trauma, there is an increasing number of troops that are returning home with debilitating injuries that have altered their every day living.
2) A new administration has recognized the need to re-evaluate claims that had previously been denied. Recent examples of these types of claims include Vietnam vets suffering from Agent Orange exposure, and vets suffering from Gulf War Syndrome.
For these reasons and many others, the VA faces hundreds of thousands of backlogged cases, and veterans are forced to undergo a very complicated and frustrating application process to be considered for disability benefits. Even if they are able to properly submit their application, most are denied and then forced to appeal. Worse yet, the appeals process can take years to complete, leaving a disabled veteran with no answers.
Sadly, though their injuries are real, disabled soldiers continue to be denied VA benefits. It's an injustice and it's certainly not the "thank you" our disabled veterans deserve. This is unacceptable; however, disabled veterans now have hope.
If you are considering hiring a veterans' disability lawyer, please fill out our confidential, free contact form or call us at 1-800-253-5537 for a free, live consultation with one of our VA disability specialists
Fill out our confidential, free contact form or call us at 1-800-253-5537 for a free, live consultation with one of our VA disability specialists.