Currently, there are more than 3.7 million veterans in the United States that live with disabilities that are connected to their time serving in our armed forces. As a country, we have a legal and moral obligation to provide all necessary financial and medical support to these veterans and their families.
However, disappointingly, too many veterans are stuck without access to the disability benefits that they have rightfully earned. Put simply, the complexities of the veterans benefits claims process leaves many people confused, feeling that they are left without options. This is where our Oak Lawn veterans benefits attorneys can help.
James R. Comerford, our lead veterans rights attorney, has been officially certified by the U.S. Department of Veteranâ€™s Affairs. This means that he is in a select class of legal professionals who have the authorization to bring veterans disability claims. Some of the specific types of disability cases that Mr. Comerford has handled include:
Our firm also handles all other types of veteran benefits cases. Indeed, this list is only a small sampling of the claims that we have handled. Whether you have service-connected hearing or vision problem, or a condition related to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, we can help. Even if you are completely unsure of the status or viability of your claim, you should reach out to our office. We review all veterans benefits cases for free, with no further obligations for you. We will assess your case and help you explore your legal options.
To apply for compensation benefits for a disability that is related to your military service time, you will need to initiate a claim by filing VA Form 21-526. Ideally, this form will be filed properly, with all necessary supporting documentation, and the government will pay you full benefits, without any undue delay. However, all too often, this is simply not how the process will go. Not only can the claims process get delayed months and even years, but many claims are wrongfully denied, either because of mistakes in the initial filing or mistakes by the VA. Regardless, working with an experienced Oak Lawn veterans benefits attorney will dramatically increase your chances of success.
We can help. At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, our team proudly represents veterans in Oak Lawn, Illinois and in the surrounding communities. Our lead attorney James Comerford has extensive experience helping veterans obtain their full and fair benefits. If you need assistance, please call our office today at 312-863-8572 to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation.
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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