An Indianapolis VA lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve. At the Comerford Law Office, Roger Comerford is accredited to help veterans receive disability benefits from the VA. The application process is difficult, confusing, and time-consuming. Having an attorney prepare your case file will increase your odds of getting your application approved sooner.
VA disability benefits are a form of regular non-taxable payment from the U.S. government to compensate those who were severely injured in the line of duty or as a consequence of their service. Veterans need only prove that they suffered a service-related injury and this injury prevents or severely diminishes their earning power, at least in the present moment. While many service-related disabilities are quite easy to prove, others may not be. Those include any of the following:
It is not that the government does not believe those who report such conditions, but the standard of proof to gain benefits is quite high. The VA zealously protects its fund against fraudulent claims or less-than-meritorious claims. Proving that your disability was a result of your military service and that it prevents you from sustaining gainful employment is thus necessary to get VA benefits.
Specific types of injuries are easier to prove than others. If you lost your legs to a landmine, it does not take a genius to figure out that your injury was service-related, and it will impair your ability to work, at least until you gain the skills necessary to do work that does not require functioning legs. So case files like that are fairly straightforward.
It is more difficult to prove hearing loss, cognitive impairments, PTSD, and other conditions that require subjective reports from patients to describe their symptoms to doctors. Such cases take more patience, time, and specific focus on how your injury was a result of your military service and how it prevents you from sustaining gainful employment.
Since much of our work can be done remotely now, and we deal solely with federal agencies, the Comerford Law Office is proud to represent clients in both Indiana and Illinois. If your claim has come back denied or you have no idea where to start, a VA disability lawyer can:
For more information, please contact Comerford Law Office either online or by giving us a call.