The Comerford Law Office, LLC truly cares about veterans and their families. Founder and principal lawyer James R. Comerford fully understands the issues and difficulties that veterans face when trying to obtain compensation for their injuries, and aims to make the claims process easier.
Through extensive knowledge of the law and a thorough understanding of what makes for a strong claim, Mr. Comerford and his team have helped hundreds of veterans receive the benefits they deserve. If you or a loved one has been denied your veterans’ benefits, or if you are at the beginning of the claims process and do not want to risk being denied, reach out to the Chicago veterans’ benefits attorney at The Comerford Law Office, LLC today.
Each year, thousands of veterans are wrongly denied the benefits they need and deserve. Veterans who suffer from physical and psychological injuries during wartime come back home and are unable to work and/or are unable to pay for their extensive medical bills. Without an income, and with increasing expenses, these veterans find themselves in a financial hole they cannot dig themselves out of. This is not how it should be for the men and women who fought for our country. Our veterans’ benefits attorneys do everything possible to ensure a better life for our heroes in uniform.
According to the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc., veterans who are represented by a lawyer receive the lowest denial rate, at just 17.7 percent, compared with the 24.2 denial rate of unrepresented individuals. Additionally, veterans with an attorney on their side are the most likely to have their appeals heard by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), and experience a 30.1 percent success rate. This is huge, considering that if a claim is denied, it takes an average of 10 years to make it through the entire appeals process and for a decision to be made. You do not want to risk a second denial, as it could mean up to 20 years before you ever receive your benefits.
Veterans’ benefits were created to help disabled veterans support themselves and their families, as well as to receive the treatment they require for their injuries. These monetary payments are non-taxable, and are oftentimes the only source of income for seriously disabled veterans. Though the list of qualifying disabilities is extensive, the most common injuries for which veterans receive benefits are as follows:
If you do not see your particular disability listed, and if you want to know if your injury qualifies for benefits, reach out to VA benefits attorney James R. Comerford to discuss your legal rights.
If you feel that you have been wrongly denied the veterans’ benefits owed to you, or if you do not want to risk a denial and an additional 10 years for the VA to make a decision, let the team at The Comerford Law Office, LLC work for you. With our extensive knowledge of how the VA works and years of experience under our belts, we can ensure a timely and successful outcome to your claim. For a free consultation, call our office at 312-863-8572 today.
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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