Lawyers for Veterans Disability Benefits
Former sailors, soldiers, Marines and members of the Air Force who have a service-related disability are eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you have made a claim for VA benefits, but were denied, the law allows you to retain the services of a lawyer to assist you. A knowledgeable attorney can improve your chance of receiving full payment.
The Rochester NY Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, provides disabled veterans with the representation they need. In addition to assistance for initial claims, our attorneys represent veterans with pre-existing conditions that became worse during their service.
Understanding VA Benefits Claims
Veterans may obtain disability benefits for many types of service-related injuries, including traumatic head and brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hearing loss, vision loss, amputations and exposure to toxic chemicals.
Obtaining veterans disability benefits can be a lengthy procedure. Even a small mistake can delay the process, which makes knowledgeable representation critical for your case. As part of the application, you may need to:
- Obtain a disability rating from the local VA office. A disability rating measures how your illness or injury affects your ability to earn a living.
- Schedule a free medical examination, which is used to help determine your disability rating. Your medical records are also used.
- Appeal the decision, if you disagree with the amount you are awarded or your claim is denied
- File a second appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, if your first appeal is denied
At the Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our veterans benefits attorneys can represent you through both your first and second appeals, if necessary. Appeals, especially second appeals, are complex and should not be started before you have received knowledgeable legal advice.
To discuss your case and find out more about VA disability benefits, contact us to arrange a free initial consultation. Call 877.236.7366 or contact us online.
As with Social Security Disability and other disability benefits programs, you are able to pay attorney’s fees from the back pay awarded. There are no fees unless we win your case.