Although it is not necessary to work with an attorney to file a claim for veterans' disability benefits, doing so can greatly improve your chances for approval in a timely fashion. Louisville lawyer Karl Truman is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve who understands the importance of these benefits to injured veterans and their families. The attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office are dedicated to helping injured veterans from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas recover the veterans' disability benefits to which they are entitled.
Please call (502) 222-2222 for service in Louisville or 812-282-8500 to arrange a free consultation.
Filing Veterans' Disability Claims
Veterans' disability is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The first step in the claims process is an application for benefits and evidence supporting your injury, disease or other medical condition.
Because the VA currently faces a massive backlog of applications and many claims are initially denied due to improperly completed forms or lack of medical documentation, working with a knowledgeable attorney can help ensure that your application is complete and that you have the necessary medical evidence to support your claim.
At the Karl Truman Law Office, you can "Count on the Colonel" and our entire team to assist you with your initial application or help you appeal a denied veterans' disability claim.
Examples of Qualifying Veterans' Disability Injuries
Veterans who served active duty in one of the U.S. Armed Forces and who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable may be eligible for benefits if they have a medically diagnosed injury, disease or other condition that occurred during active service or worsened during active service.
Conditions that may entitle you to seek veterans' disability benefits include but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries/traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe burn injuries
- Loss-of-limb/amputation injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Diseases related to Agent Orange or exposure to other toxic substances
Our attorneys have years of experience helping disabled service members correctly fill out their applications and supply all necessary information up front. This can help reduce the amount of time you wait for your initial rating decision and guard against a claim denial. We are here to help from the moment you file your claim and will continue to fight for your rights until you receive the compensation you are due.
If you're a disabled veteran or the family member of a disabled service member, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office online or call (502) 222-2222 for more information about how we can help. Our lawyers are proud to serve veterans and their families from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas.