Comerford Law Office proudly represents America’s veterans filing for veteran’s benefits in Naperville. Our firm has represented thousands of veterans all across Illinois after they have been injured in the line of duty. If you have yet to apply for veteran’s disability benefits or have already had your application declined, we can help ensure that your case file satisfies the requirements for VA benefits.
James R. Comerford is a board-certified attorney who is authorized to represent veterans who are applying for disability benefits from the VA. He is also a member of the National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA) and has helped thousands of Illinois veterans file for and receive disability benefits.
Every case file must prove two elements. The first element is that you sustained an injury in the line of duty. The second element is that this injury prevents you from holding a job and is likely to do so into the foreseeable future.
While some applicants have injuries that are easy to prove (like the loss of a limb), other types of injuries can be more subtle. These include psychiatric injuries like PTSD or brain injuries that reduce cognitive ability, emotional control, or executive function. Similarly, Agent Orange exposure and Gulf War Syndrome can be difficult to prove, but the VA has begun paying benefits to veterans with symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome nonetheless.
If your application is denied, we will go over the reason for the rejection. In the majority of cases, there simply is not enough evidence to support the claim made in the file and the VA is very protective of its disability fund. This does not mean that you cannot receive VA benefits; it merely means that your case file does not have enough information to support the claims that you are making.
Comerford Law Office will speak with your doctors to ensure they are providing the information necessary to prove your case. We will also work with vocational counselors who can provide testimony that your disability prevents you from sustaining gainful employment.
If you are just beginning the process of applying for VA disability benefits or have had your application denied, call Comerford Law Office today to schedule an appointment. We will go over your application, the VA’s response, and get the evidence you need to prove your case and get your benefits. Call today to learn more.