Nashville VA disability lawyers help U.S. veterans file claims with the Veterans Benefits Administration and recover disability compensation benefits. When you were asked by your country to join the U.S. military, your country also promised that if you were ever injured in the line of duty, the U.S. government would step in to provide income, health care, and related benefits.
However, due in large part to an uptick in the number of claims being filed on the VA’s disability fund, it can be harder than ever to get your claim accepted. The uptick is likely related to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A VA lawyer near you can help you apply for VA benefits and can tell you what you will need to prove.
Before a lawyer can step in, you will need to file a claim with the VA. The VA may deny service connection or fail to award the disability rating your claim deserves. This is when you can begin the appeals process. Your lawyer will review your application alongside the VA’s decision. The VA will not help you prove your case. In most cases, the reason why your application was denied was simply that you failed to provide enough evidence of your service-connected disability or that your disability prevents you from sustaining full-time employment.
Once you have an open appeal with the VA, a VA disability lawyer can step in and begin the process of representation. Only veterans eligible for appeal are qualified to enter into a contract with a VA disability lawyer. Your attorney will obtain access to your case and begin reviewing your files to determine the best strategy for appeal.
The VA denies most claims on the grounds that the applicant has failed to meet their standard of proof. In other words, they failed to provide enough evidence. Our job as your attorney is to coordinate between your doctors, your military records, friends, family, former service members, and vocational counselors who can attest to what sorts of work you are qualified for with your current disability. By the end of the process, we hope to build an ironclad case file that the VA has no choice but to authorize.
The Comerford Law Office, LLC proudly represents the interests of America’s veterans in VA disability claims. Call today to set up a free consultation and we can help produce an ironclad case file that gets you the benefits that you were promised.