Comerford Law Office is proud to represent disabled veterans in Lake County, IL, who have either had their claims for veteran’s disability denied or are just beginning the process and are unsure of how to proceed. As a Lake County, IL VA disability attorney firm, Comerford Law Office has helped thousands of veterans apply for VA disability benefits. If you are just beginning the process or have just had your application denied, call us immediately and we can help ensure that your case file has all the information the court will need to assign your benefits.
James R. Comerford is a United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs-accredited attorney who is authorized to represent Veterans who are seeking to obtain disability benefits. He is also a member of the National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA). We have helped thousands of Lake County veterans obtain their disability benefits, and we can help you, too.
Depending on the type of disability you have, it can be very difficult to “prove” your condition impairs you from working. While no one would likely reject an applicant who lost their legs in combat, if you have suffered post-traumatic stress, psychiatric injuries, pain disorders, cognitive impairments, or traumatic brain injury, it can be a challenge to pad your casefile with enough evidence to prove your case to the judge.
Until just recently, veterans of the first Iraq War were denied claims arising out of Gulf War Syndrome. Now that there is enough corroborating evidence, these claims are honored. The same holds true for our Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange.
If your VA disability benefits are rejected, you have the option to appeal the decision. You should by no means believe that this decision is final. It is only the first step in the process.
The most common reason given for rejecting a VA disability application is a lack of medical evidence. As stated above, it can be very easy or very difficult to prove an individual case. There are two elements that must be shown. First, you must be able to prove that your injury occurred in the line of duty. Second, you must be able to show how your disability prevents you from establishing gainful employment.
To prove this, Comerford Law Office will go over your medical records, speak with your doctors, and then have vocational counselors testify on your behalf.
If you are beginning the VA disability claims process or are ready to start appealing a rejection, call the Comerford Law Office today to learn more about how we can help.