Gastonia Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you been disabled due to injury or illness in the course of serving your country? You may be eligible for VA disability benefits you and you might be searching for a Gastonia veterans benefits lawyer to help with your claim or appeal.
A North Carolina veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help. We’ve been serving Gastonia and greater Charlotte for decades and are committed to seeking justice for our veteran servicemen and women.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Gastonia, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive VA disability payments.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let a Riddle & Brantley VA disability attorney familiar with Gastonia review your case.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
–B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
Have you been denied VA disability benefits?
If you’ve been denied VA disability benefits, you’re hardly alone. Recent research shows that roughly 30 percent of claims for veterans disability benefits are denied.
In most cases, you have multiple options for appealing a denial.
If you’ve been denied and want to maximize your chance of getting approved, you may want to consider a veterans benefits lawyer. Our VA disability attorneys have experience in Gastonia NC and the surrounding area and would love to help however we can.
Potential benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are based on the VA “disability rating” that you are assigned. Our firm has experience helping veterans get the highest possible VA rating so they receive the disability benefits they need and deserve.
“Am I eligible for disability benefits from the VA?”
The VA uses a stringent set of criteria in order to evaluate your claim for disability. In general, in order to qualify for veterans disability benefits, you must:
- Have served in active duty, inactive duty for training or active duty for training
- Have been at least partially disabled as a result of a “service-related” injury or illness
- Have received a discharge other than dishonorable
That is just the beginning, however.
The VA will also need you to demonstrate:
- Medical evidence of your disability (generally in the form of a thorough medical examination)
- Evidence that your disability is the result of injury or illness incurred during your military service (“service-related”)
“What if I wasn’t injured in combat?”
Many believe that in order to qualify for VA disability, you must have suffered injury in active combat.
This is NOT the case.
In fact, veterans may be eligible for veterans disability benefits for any disability incurred while in military service in active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training.
For example, if you suffered injury in a vehicle accident while on a military base while serving in the armed forces, you may qualify for VA disability benefits.
An experienced veterans benefits lawyer serving Gastonia NC can help evaluate your case and determine the best legal steps forward in pursuing your benefits.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Gastonia and greater Charlotte, North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is absolutely no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we get you the VA disability benefits that you need and deserve.
You’ve served our country. Now let us serve you.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case. If for any reason we’re unable to help, we’ll do our best to refer you to a resource that can.
That’s our promise to you.
Our VA Disability Benefits Team at Riddle & Brantley
At Riddle & Brantley, our VA disability team is led by VA-accredited attorney Scott Scurfield. Scott has been practicing law for more than 30 years and is passionate about helping those who have served our country.
“It’s an honor and a privilege fighting for our North Carolina veterans.”
-Scott Scurfield, veterans benefits lawyer and VA-accredited attorney
Scott leads a team of paralegals and case managers at Riddle & Brantley who are experienced in handling VA disability claims and know how to navigate the complex VA system.
Due to the VA system backlog, these cases can sometimes take more than a year to resolve and Scott and his team have the experience and expertise to ensure that nothing is left to chance.
Our #1 priority is successfully resolving your case, and making sure that the entire process is as convenient and stress-free as possible for you.
“How long does it take to get VA disability benefits?”
Unfortunately, the VA system is overwhelmed and it can take months — and sometimes more than a year — for VA disability claims to be reviewed.
According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, the average claims processing time for a veterans disability claim is 197 days — far longer than a claim for Social Security disability.
If you have to file an appeal after initial denial, that process can take even longer. The NCPA reports that the average appeals processing time for VA disability is 747 days.
If you’re serious about getting the benefits you need and deserve, contact a veterans benefits lawyer serving Gastonia NC today.
The faster you appeal, the faster you can get a decision — and we can help.
We will do everything we can to streamline the process and help get you a decision as fast as possible.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Gastonia and greater Charlotte, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
The case review is free and you’ll pay nothing unless we get you VA disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your case.
Justice for North Carolina Veterans
At Riddle & Brantley, we believe Justice Counts — and that is certainly true for the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.
We thank you for your service and would love to help you get the VA disability benefits you’re entitled to if we can.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation and case review with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Gastonia, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we successfully get veterans disability benefits for you.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s talk.