VA Disability Benefits
If you have applied for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you know how complex the process can be. Perhaps you have gotten caught up in red tape. Perhaps you have gotten a result you are not happy with, or your claim has been denied, even though it is perfectly valid. A denial is not the end of the process. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you may still get the disability benefits you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, in Birmingham, Alabama, our attorneys represent veterans, surviving spouses and surviving children nationwide. Whether your claim has been denied or you disagree with the disability rating awarded by the VA, we can help.
We handle all types of VA disability claims, including service-connected disability compensation, nonservice-connected pension, dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), and compensation for injury or death caused by VA (1151 claim).
Representation Through All Phases Of The VA Appeal Process
Our lawyers will guide you through the entire appeal process:
- Determining whether there are grounds for an appeal
- Completing and filing the request for appeal and all related forms with the proper office
- Communicating with the VA on all matters pertinent to the appeal
- Gathering all evidence needed to substantiate your claim, including medical records
- Preparing you for what will happen at all hearings
- Representing you at all hearings
Our law firm has been helping veterans get much-needed disability benefits since 1991. We have a positive reputation for working with the VA’s regional offices, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court). If appropriate, we can take your case to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. No matter what path your case takes, we will keep you informed and updated every step of the way.
About Your Legal Fees
First of all, we never ask for payment unless we are successful in getting you VA disability benefits. If your appeal is successful, your compensation will be retroactive to the date of the initial claim. Payment will be provided in a lump sum. The VA will deduct 20 percent of the lump sum and use it to pay our legal fees. While some law firms charge more than 20 percent, we refuse to do so. We are committed to reasonable fees.
Step One: A Free Consultation About Your Denied Claim
Do not waste your time trying to maneuver through the government’s red tape. Let us clear the way for you. Call us today at 205-208-7980 or toll-free at 866-596-1238. You can also get in touch with our law firm via email.