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Are you a disabled U.S. military veteran? If so, you know how difficult life is with such a disability. Since your time in the service that disability is also probably worsening. If you have tried to get veterans disability benefits and have been denied or feel like the VA should have given you a higher rating you may be right. The VA routinely makes mistakes on both, as its own internal investigation recently proved. 

When the VA doesn't do its job properly, that's when the veterans disability attorneys of Bosley & Bratch come in. Our firm is dedicated to helping veterans like you receive the compensation they are entitled to. With decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys have a wide range of legal knowledge and can help in even the most unique situations. Check out our recent published Victories at the Board of Veterans Appeals

Types of VA Disability Claims

In addition to more commonly known physical injuries (including traumatic brain injuries) and mental disabilities (including PTSD), there are many types of veterans disability claims, which include:

  • Diseases Developed Within a Year of Discharge
    If your disability appeared within one year of your military discharge, you may be able to file for post-service disability benefits. Common illnesses and conditions include hypertension, peptic ulcers, and diabetes mellitus. In order to collect compensation, the disease must be listed in Title 38, Code of Federal Regulation 3.309(a), you must not have been dishonorably discharged, and you must be able to show that the disease is at least 10% disabling. Certain diseases do not have to develop within one year of discharge. For example, Hansen's Disease, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic later sclerosis (ALS) are not confined by the one year restriction.
  • Hazardous Material Exposure
    "Exposure to hazardous materials" is another type of post-service claim. If you develop a disability or illness because of exposure to dangerous chemical or materials, you may be able to collect compensation. Common forms of hazardous exposure include Agent Orangeasbestos and contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Specific environmental hazards include burn pits, particulate matter, chemical fires, and waste disposal pollution.
  • Gulf War Syndrome
    After the Gulf War, some veterans began suffering from chronic, unexplained symptoms. These symptoms include fatigue, headaches, joint pain, indigestion, insomnia, respiratory disorders, dizziness, and difficulty remembering. In order to collect compensation for Gulf War Illness, you must have undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions that appeared during a qualifying period of time before December 31, 2016. Additionally, your illness cannot be attributed to anything other than your military service and must have existed for at least six months.
  • Compensation for Former POWs
    If you are a former prisoner of war (POW), you may be able to collect compensation for any illness or disability that can be attributed to your time in military service and captivity. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says that deprivation, trauma, cold injury and other symptoms associated with military captivity have been known to cause long-tern debilitating side effects. For instance, former POWs can collect compensation for heart disease, stroke, cold injury, traumatic arthritis, cold injury, neuro-psychiatric disorders, and osteoporosis. Other conditions include digestive disorders, peripheral neuropathy, helminthiasis, and nutritional deficiencies. 

Why Work With Bosley & Bratch?

The types of injuries that might occur during wartime are extensive. That means that the care provided in the aftermath must be extensive as well. Unfortunately not all eligible service members receive the aid they need. If you are in this position, work with an attorney from Bosley & Bratch who has the experience needed to get you through this difficult time. We can help you through the veterans disability claims process so that you stand the best possible chance of obtain the compensation you need and deserve. With an attorney from our firm on your side, you can rest assured that your VA disability claim is in good hands

Read more below about specific kinds of veterans disability compensation or contact us today for a free evaluation of your case: call (800) 953-6224 or fill out our free evaluation form

You are not alone and you are entitled to collect a debt the government owes you for service related disabilities.

Veterans Disability Services

Agent Orange Related Conditions

Veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 (this means anyone who had boots on the ground even if briefly or transit, etc.) and who have a disease that the VA recognizes as being associated with Agent Orange, are presumed to have been expos… Read More

Camp Lejeune Contamination

On January 13th, 2017, the VA announced that service connection for certain diseases related exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune will be presumed to be service connected.  This presumption will eliminate the requirement for veterans to pr… Read More

Other Mental Disorders

There are a number of mental disorders that occur during or are aggravated during military service and entitle veterans to service connected disability compensation including the following: Depression Anxiety Phobias Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia A… Read More

Mesothelioma

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of veterans were exposed materials that contained asbestos during military service. Until the government implemented regulations in the 1970s, asbestos was commonly used for insulation. Although it is dangerous… Read More

Physical Injuries

The VA’s system for evaluating physical injuries is extremely complex and allows the VA a number of ways to improperly deny claims and minimize ratings.  Such injuries and knee, back and neck injuries are very common in veterans but the full d… Read More

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is not only a signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but is a signature injury in every war. The number of cases are astronomical. The size and scope of PTSD cases has resulted in the VA creating a… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

It is difficult to find a disability claim that the VA fails to understand and evaluate properly more than traumatic brain injury (TBI). They created new regulations a few short years ago to address the increasing frequency of claims for the conditio… Read More

Total Disability Due to Individual Unemployment (TDIU)

In short, a veteran who can’t work due to service connected disabilities may be entitled to Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU). This benefit is commonly referred to simply as unemployability. This is a great benefit that… Read More

Veterans Pension

You may be wondering, what is the difference between a pension program and a normal disability compensation payment? A compensation payment is a monthly allowance given to a veteran whose disability is hindering their ability to maintain their prev… Read More

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