According to federal government statistics, there are nearly 20 million veterans in the United States. Nearly 20 percent of our veterans (3.8 million in total) have a disease or disability that is connected to their time serving in the American armed forces.
These disabled veterans are legally entitled to compensation. Yet, sadly, veterans benefits are often extremely difficult to obtain. Our legal team can help. At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, a qualified Chicago Heights veterans benefits lawyer is standing by, ready to protect the legal rights and financial interests of you and your family.
Under Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations, a lawyer can only represent a veteran in a benefits-related claim if that lawyer has received proper authorization from the VA. Our founder and principal attorney James R. Comerford is a fully accredited veterans benefits lawyer. Mr. Comerford, a proud member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), has represented Chicago Heights veterans in a wide range of cases, including those involving:
Recovering VA disability benefits in Chicago Heights starts with completing Form 21-526. This is where a strong claim starts. The single best thing you can do to protect your rights and get your benefits is to make sure that this form is filled out with 100 percent accuracy and with all required supporting documentation. Your medical records, both civilian and military, must be included and properly assembled. This is a complicated task. As such, it is very strongly recommended that you seek professional assistance from an Illinois veterans benefits lawyer before sending in your initial application. Far too many veterans have their claim rejected or a disability rating assigned that is too low. You need a strong initial application. From there, if the VA will not pay you every dollar you deserve, our legal team is ready to fight for your rights on appeal. We are prepared to take your claim as far as it needs to go to get you the benefits that you earned serving the United States.
At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, a Chicago Heights veterans benefits lawyer is standing by, ready to help you with your claim. To get assistance with your case, please call us today at 312-863-8572 or email us through our website. We offer free, no obligation legal consultations. We are proud to serve veterans throughout Northern Illinois, including in Cook County and the Chicago metro area.
To have your case evaluated by an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC at 312-863-8572 today.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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