The Comerford Law Office, LLC proudly represents America’s veterans in VA disability claims. As accredited VA disability attorneys, we have the experience needed to help injured veterans receive the compensation that they deserve. When you agreed to join the United States military, you were likely expecting to receive VA benefits in the case that you were injured or developed a disability. Even though it is difficult to receive your entitled compensation on your own, our Nashville VA disability attorneys can help you navigate the process. We can help you pursue the benefits you need to support yourself and your loved ones.
The VA receives hundreds of thousands of applications each year for disability benefits. All veterans are required to file the initial application themselves. An attorney can assist you once there is an active appeal. This works to reduce the overall number of applications that require serious consideration. However, some applicants are granted presumptive status under certain conditions.
Generally, the only reason given for the application rejection is that the application failed to prove the disability either occurred in the line of duty or impairs your ability to work. In some cases, the VA will acknowledge your disability but assign you a low disability rating that does not qualify you for benefits. An experienced VA attorney can help you gather the necessary information to show that your service-connected condition impacts your employability and quality of life.
VA disability attorneys coordinate your care team with your disability application. It can be quite difficult to use medical evidence to make a legal argument. A VA disability lawyer knows what a successful application looks like and can get the information from your doctors, discuss your service record, coordinate with former military associates, and enlist the aid of vocational counselors. Our experienced staff will work tirelessly during your appeal to ensure that you have an ironclad case file.
In other cases, you may be able to appeal your disability rating. The higher your disability rating, the more information the VA is likely to require. To have your disability rating adjusted, you must file an appeal with the VA for reconsideration. Our experienced attorneys can help you do that.
VA disability benefits are a form of non-taxable payments made to former United States military personnel who cannot work at all or cannot work full time due to a persistent disability. Veterans receive compensation based on a rating percentage provided by the Veterans Benefits Association. The VA will also pay for any in-home nursing services you require. If a family member provides those services, the VA will make the check payable to them.
If you are a former military member who suffered a disability that impairs your ability to work, call the Nashville VA disability attorneys at The Comerford Law Office, LLC today and we can begin planning your next moves immediately.