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When you think about veteran impairments, you might think of visible physical traumas like amputations or mental illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While severe catastrophic injuries are common, many veterans return to the United States with less visible but nevertheless devastating afflictions. The Veterans Administration (VA) recognizes a wide range of impairments that, when linked to military service, can result in significant financial and healthcare benefits for veterans. The following are a few instances of less well-known yet significant impairments for which you may be eligible for assistance.

  • Hearing loss/tinnitus: Military battle zones are filled with loud, perhaps explosive noises. Regularly being exposed to gunshots and explosive devices, or simply being too near to a single explosion, can cause long-term hearing loss. The two most prevalent are hearing loss (partial or complete) and tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ears). While both of these disorders can have a negative impact on your quality of life, tinnitus can only be given a 10% disability rating, which may still qualify you for financial assistance. Hearing loss is classified into several categories based on the degree of the loss and whether it affects one or both ears.
  • Loss of Vision: Due to eye injuries, other ailments such as brain injuries, or degenerative illnesses resulting from their service, many veterans have vision loss or even complete blindness in one or both eyes. The quantity of benefits you are entitled to depends on the severity of your vision loss and whether it affects one or both eyes, much like hearing loss.
  • Chronic Headaches: Chronic headaches in veterans can be caused by a variety of medical issues. Constant pain may be debilitating, and using painkillers on a regular basis can impact your attitude, talents, and even lead to addiction. In addition, many veterans suffer from migraine headaches on a daily basis as a result of accidents and injuries sustained while serving. Migraines can produce nausea and vomiting, as well as extreme sensitivity to sound and light. Migraines can make it difficult to work full-time since they need you to spend time lying down in a quiet, dark place without distractions. For veterans suffering from persistent headaches or migraines, benefits can be tremendously beneficial.
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST): If you were sexually assaulted while serving in the military, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (PTSD). This may be incredibly debilitating, and if not treated and addressed appropriately, it can lead to other psychiatric problems. The VA has begun paying more attention to MST sufferers and providing assistance to assist them. You can have your case reevaluated under the revised PTSD requirements even if you were previously denied compensation for MST.

Contact A Nashville Veterans Disability Claims Attorney to Discuss Your Situation Today

VA disability claims lawyer James R. Comerford is on your side no matter what sort of condition you may have as a result of your military service. Our firm is dedicated to defending the rights of veterans in the Nashville region, and we can assist you in obtaining the financial benefits that you are entitled to. Please contact the Comerford Law Office for assistance right now.

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