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Raleigh VA Disability Lawyer

Raleigh VA Disability Attorney

Raleigh VA Disability Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyHave you suffered a service-related disability while in the military? If you’ve received an honorable discharge, you may qualify for veterans benefits, and a Raleigh VA disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help.

We regularly handle all types of VA disability claims and appeals, and can even help you increase your VA disability rating.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Raleigh VA disability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we get you the veterans benefits you need and deserve.

It’s an honor to serve those who have served our country. Many of Riddle & Brantley’s Raleigh injury attorneys and staff have close family ties to the military. Let us fight to get you the veterans’ benefits you’ve earned.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

You may qualify for veterans disability and a Raleigh VA disability lawyer may be able to help if:

  • You suffered a “service-related” injury (this does not need to be a “battlefield wound”) while on active duty or active duty for training
  • You received a discharge other than dishonorable

Raleigh Veterans Disability Lawyer

Our team has helped hundreds of North Carolina veterans get VA disability benefits in more than three decades of service throughout this great state. Roughly 736,000 veterans live in North Carolina, and it’s an honor and a privilege to serve these heroes.

“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”

B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client

 Our team is led by Scott Scurfield, a VA-accredited North Carolina VA disability attorney. Scott and his team know the VA system inside and out, and are passionate about helping veterans in Raleigh and North Carolina get the VA disability benefits they need and deserve.

We can handle all types of claims and appeals, including:

  • Original Claim — The initial application for VA disability benefits.
  • Increased Claim — An appeal for an increased disability rating for a disabling condition that’s gotten worse.
  • New Claim — A claim for added benefits for a disability related to an existing condition already covered by VA disability.
  • Secondary Service-Connected Claim — A separate claim for a new disability that is linked to a service-related condition you already have.
  • Special Claim — A claim for a special need (such as a modified vehicle for transportation) due to a service-related disability you are already receiving benefits for.
  • Supplemental Claim — An “appeal” of a previous VA disability denial based on new evidence.

Raleigh Veterans Disability Lawyers - Riddle & BrantleyIMPORTANT: If you have already been denied by the VA for veterans disability benefits — or you believe your disability rating is too low — do not be discouraged. We have helped many Raleigh and North Carolina veterans successfully appeal their denials and increase their VA disability ratings. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

“Do I Qualify for VA Disability?”

The qualification criteria for VA disability benefits is relatively straightforward, however, there are many complicating factors, which is why it’s important to talk with a Raleigh VA disability lawyer.

You may qualify for VA disability if you meet the following criteria:

  • You suffered a “service-related” injury (this does not need to be a “battlefield wound”) while on active duty or active duty for training
  • You received a discharge other than dishonorable

“What is Service-Related Disability?”

Veterans may qualify for VA disability only if their disability is “service-related” (sometimes called “service-connected”).

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA disability benefits are available to veterans who have been “disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service.”

In other words, in order to receive veterans benefits, you must prove that your disabling condition is a direct result of an injury or illness suffered while on active duty or active duty for training.

Keep in mind, this does NOT mean that your disability must have been caused by a “battlefield wound.” For example, if you were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while on active duty, or you injured your knee while playing basketball on base, you may still qualify for VA disability.

If you’ve suffered a service-connected disability while in active duty or active duty for training, AND you received a discharge other than dishonorable, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Raleigh VA disability lawyer, please call Riddle & Brantley at 1-800-525-7111. 

The consultation with a VA-accredited disability attorney is free, and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we get you the veterans disability benefits you need and deserve.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim for VA disability today.

VA Disability Ratings

VA Disability Benefits Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyThe VA awards disability to military veterans based on their “disability rating.” A disability rating is a percentage number that is calculated using complicated criteria, representing what the VA determines is the extent of your disability.

For example, if you suffered a brain injury that left you 50 percent disabled, the VA would assign you a 50 percent VA disability rating and corresponding benefits.

Keep in mind, however, that your initial disability rating may be different from your “compensable rating,” which is the number that the VA uses to determine how much money you are actually entitled to.

If you believe that your VA disability rating or compensable rating is too low, a Raleigh VA disability attorney can help.

“Can I Get Veterans Benefits for Emotional Injury?”

VA disability benefits are not just available for physical injuries, but also emotional trauma. In many cases, veterans may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and VA disability is often available for those suffering from this debilitating condition.

Other emotional and psychological conditions, such as bipolar disorder, may qualify you for veterans disability benefits, as well. An experienced Raleigh VA disability lawyer can help with your initial application or appeal for an increased rating.

Get a Free Consultation with a Raleigh VA Disability Attorney

Have you suffered a service-related disability and are seeking VA disability benefits? Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Raleigh VA disability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the convenient form below.

The consultation is always free, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t get you the veterans benefits you need and deserve, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

Riddle & Brantley Veterans Disability Lawyers in Raleigh NCWe can meet with you in-person at our convenient Raleigh office location, or consult with you from anywhere by phone, email, text, or video conference. No in-person meeting is required to get started on your case, but we can even come to you directly if it’s more convenient.

Our Experience

Since 1985, our Raleigh personal injury lawyers and veterans benefits attorneys have been fighting for North Carolina veterans. Many of our attorneys and staff have close ties to the military and we are proud to fight for those who have defended our freedom.

“Fighting for those who have fought for us is an honor and a privilege.”

Scott Scurfield, Raleigh VA disability attorney

Don’t wait — you may be entitled to veterans disability benefits and we would love to help you if we can. Justice Counts for those who have served our country.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s talk.

 


*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.