Lake County, IL VA Disability Lawyer

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Lake County, IL VA Disability Lawyer

The United States Government asks young men and young women to enlist in the armed forces to defend our country against foreign threats and fight on foreign soil. When we do so, we guarantee that if they are injured in the line of duty, and this injury prevents them from working.

We will support them financially for their sacrifice. Yet many former soldiers find the process of applying difficult and confusing. When they receive denial letters, it is not necessarily clear why their application was denied nor what they would need to prove that they are entitled to those benefits. A Lake County, IL VA Disability Lawyer can help.

The Comerford Law Office is proud to represent America’s veterans. We help disabled veterans build their case files, get the evidence they need, and then collect their benefits so that they can live securely without worrying about how they will work. Below, we will discuss this process in more detail.

Types of Disabilities That are Often Difficult to Prove

Those who have lost limbs or are now paralyzed do not have to go out of their way to prove that their disability exists. If the injury occurred in the line of duty, then two of the three elements they need to prove are gift-wrapped for them. It is easy, then, to show that this disability prevents or impairs gainful employment. But other disabilities are much more difficult to prove. These include:

  • Psychiatric illness – Disorders like (post-traumatic stress disorder) PTSD are common in soldiers and victims of military sexual trauma (MST). But these illnesses require reports from individual patients to their doctors and the subjective nature of the symptoms makes them difficult to prove. However, a skilled VA disability lawyer can get the evidence you need to begin collecting your benefits.
  • Traumatic brain injury – The symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the severity of those symptoms vary considerably from one person to the next. While concussions are unlikely to prevent you from working in the future, some conditions are much more severe and cause permanent neurological impairment that prevents you from working. Our attorneys will ensure that your doctors provide the required evidence to ensure that you get your benefits.
  • Gulf War Syndrome – The VA has only recently begun paying out claims related to a constellation of symptoms known as Gulf War Syndrome. While the cause of the symptoms is unknown, the symptoms are remarkably consistent and multiple veterans have reported these issues. If you can prove these symptoms impair your working, you can collect disability benefits—but that will not be easy. A VA disability benefits attorney can help.

Talk to a Lake County, IL VA Disability Lawyer

If you suffer from any of the above or dozens of other conditions that may require subjective testimony to prove, the attorneys at The Comerford Law Office can help you prepare your case file. Call today to schedule a free consultation. 

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