As both a veteran and veterans’ disability law attorney, I have observed the number of veterans entitled to receive compensation for injuries and disabilities during service grow rapidly each year. Unfortunately, many of these heroes will be denied compensation for their
injuries or receive less compensation for their injuries than required under federal law.
If you or a loved one has been injured during a period of active duty, or even had a preexisting disability aggravated by service, there exists a right to compensation based on the lost productivity and earnings that accompany these disabilities.
Ten years ago our firm dealt mostly with WWII and Vietnam veterans who were denied claims for knee injuries, back injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other combat and non-combat injuries.
Today our soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are dealing with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and Gulf War Syndrome. The battlefields change, tactics change, but the horrors of war remain the same.
While we still assist a large number of WWII and Vietnam veterans fighting to get their VA benefits, the number of new veterans who have recently returned from combat and have been denied benefits, is alarming. Veterans are entitled to compensation based on the nature and severity of injuries sustained on active duty, albeit physical or mental.
Helping these heroes get the treatment and compensation they deserve is what we do. Not only does assisting veterans bring us pride, it provides us a running narrative of heroic stories and first-hand chronicles of battles for history books yet unwritten.
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