This veteran came to our office with a total service connection at only 10%. Based on only appeals, this Army combat Veteran, who served honorably during the Gulf War Era (OIF/OEF) in Iraq and Afghanistan, was granted 100% effective 2011 for PTSD, low back, and left knee in 2015.CALL US TODAY: 1.888.231.9144
A Marine, who served during the Persian Gulf War and performed missions during Operation Desert Storm via helicopter, was awarded 100% Schizophrenia back dating to 2012 based on multiple appeals being filed, but never needing to attend a hearing.CALL US TODAY: 1.888.231.9144
*Amounts stated are before deductions for attorney’s fees and payment of costs.
The Veterans Administration (VA) gives you Limited Time (time frames vary by case) to appeal their decision, so it is important to act fast and secure the help of an attorney or veterans representative. The Legal Team at Injured Veterans provides quality legal help for veterans and their families in all federal veteran benefits matters. Our practice involves representing veterans and their dependents in appeals of denial of benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
IMPORTANT: If you suffer from a condition that is secondary to a service connected condition, you are entitled to additional compensation. It is not uncommon for symptoms of a service connected injury or illness to appear years, if not decades, after a veteran’s service has ended.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment approach, nor a single therapy to manage the health of Gulf War veterans. Just as the symptoms are individualized, so is the treatment. Actions taken may include the use of: acupuncture, antidepressants, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, bodywork, exercise, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, medications, nutrition, as well as vitamin and mineral therapy.
The VA’s Registry Health Exam, which consists of an exposure and medical history, as well as lab tests and a physical exam, alerts veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposure(s) they experienced during their time in military service, including: chemical and biological weapons; chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) paint; depleted uranium; infectious diseases; noises, oil well fires, pesticides, pyridostigmine bromide; heat injuries; sand, dust and particles; toxic embedded fragments; and vaccinations, along with other occupational hazards.
The data compiled in the registry can help the VA understand and respond to the health challenges these veterans face more effectively. Veterans who served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Day may participate in the Gulf War Registry Health Exam without being enrolled in the VA healthcare system, provided they have a service-related disability and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
There is no charge for this service. There is also an Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry for veterans exposed to burn pit fumes in Afghanistan and Iraq.
If your claim was denied outright or if you received a low rating that you do not agree with, regardless if it was a Secondary Condition, then Injured Veterans is here to help you. We represent veterans nationwide and our law firm, Gordon & Partners, P.A., has a comprehensive legal team standing by to take your call.