U.S. Veteran Injury and Disability Lawyer

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Veterans who have served honorably in the United States military may be entitled to receive disability benefits and other types of benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are designed to provide financial assistance and support to veterans who have suffered injuries or developed medical conditions as a result of their service.

At The Vet Law Office, we work with veterans to ensure that they can address disabilities and other service-connected conditions. We provide guidance on filing claims or appealing the denial of benefits. Attorney Edward Farmer is a disabled veteran who understands the importance of VA benefits and the difficulties that veterans often face. He can provide compassionate support and representation to help veterans receive the benefits they need.

VA Disability Benefits for Different Types of Disabilities

There are various types of injuries that may qualify veterans for VA disability benefits, including:

  • Environmental hazards - Veterans who were exposed to hazardous substances during their service may develop illnesses or conditions related to these environmental exposures. They may be able to receive benefits for undiagnosed illnesses or multisymptom illnesses.
  • Gulf War Syndrome - Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other countries in Southwest Asia at any time since 1990 may have experienced complex illnesses with symptoms such as chronic fatigue, joint pain, memory problems, gastrointestinal issues, and respiratory difficulties. They may be able to receive benefits if they have experienced "medically unexplained illnesses" or other health conditions.
  • Contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune - Veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may have been exposed to water containing chemicals linked to health problems such as cancer, neurological disorders, and birth defects. Disability benefits and other forms of compensation may be available to these veterans and their family members.
  • Burn pit exposure - During deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan, many veterans have been exposed to open-air burn pits used for waste disposal. This may have resulted in exposure to toxic chemicals or particulate matter, potentially leading to respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, and other long-term health consequences.
  • Agent Orange - Vietnam-era veterans may have been exposed to herbicides used to defoliate jungle areas. Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to numerous health conditions such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinson's disease.
  • Radiation exposure - Veterans who participated in nuclear testing or served in close proximity to radioactive materials may have experienced radiation exposure. This exposure can result in long-term health issues like cancer, thyroid disorders, and other radiation-related illnesses.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Many veterans have experienced PTSD due to traumatic events that occurred during their military service. Symptoms of PTSD can be debilitating and impact multiple areas of a person's life. Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and other mental health conditions may be eligible for disability benefits if the condition is connected to their military service.
  • Military sexual trauma - Veterans may have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse during military service. Veterans who experienced MST may suffer from physical and mental health conditions as a result of these traumatic events, and they may be eligible for VA disability benefits.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) - Veterans may sustain injuries resulting in damage to the brain caused by an external force such as blasts, falls, motor vehicle accidents, or combat-related incidents. TBIs can cause cognitive impairments, memory loss, mood changes, and other long-term effects that often require ongoing medical care.
  • Sleep apnea - Veterans may experience sleep disorders characterized by interruptions in breathing while asleep. The condition may develop due to factors related directly or indirectly to military service, including injuries, medications taken to treat other conditions, or sleep disturbances caused by PTSD or TBI.
  • Migraines - Veterans who experience migraine headaches that involve "prostrating attacks" may be eligible for VA disability benefits. The severity and frequency of these headaches can significantly limit a person's daily activities and require ongoing medical treatment, including prescription medications.
  • Mesothelioma - Exposure to asbestos during military service can to a form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and other tissues in the chest cavity. Veterans exposed to asbestos during their service may develop mesothelioma later in life, making them eligible for VA disability benefits.

Contact Our United States Veteran Injury Attorney

If you have developed any of the aforementioned injuries or conditions as a result of your military service, it is essential to consult with an experienced VA disability attorney. At The Vet Law Office, we understand the complexities involved in obtaining VA disability benefits, and we will work diligently to present a compelling case on your behalf. Contact us today at 1-800-700-4174 to schedule a consultation.

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