Wake Forest Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you served our country and suffered a service-related injury or illness resulting in disability? If so, you may be entitled to VA disability payments and you may be seeking a Wake Forest veterans benefits lawyer to assist with your claim or appeal.
If you need to appeal a VA disability denial or increase your VA disability rating, the experienced veterans benefits lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have experienced serving veterans in Wake Forest and may be able to help.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Wake Forest and greater Raleigh NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
We will listen to you, review your claim for VA disability, and advise you on the best legal options for pursuing the veterans benefits you need and deserve.
Our VA disability team is led by attorney Scott Scurfield, a NC veterans benefits lawyer who has been serving clients in Wake Forest and throughout the greater Triangle for decades.
“Nothing makes me happier than getting VA disability benefits for North Carolina’s deserving veterans.”
–Scott Scurfield, Riddle & Brantley veterans benefits lawyer serving Wake Forest
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim for VA disability. We can assist with veterans disability appeals as well as increasing your VA disability rating.
What You Need to Know About Veterans Disability Benefits
“How do you qualify for veterans disability?”
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) relies on a series of rigorous criteria in order to evaluate claims for VA disability. These criteria can be complicated, and you should contact a veterans benefits lawyer with experience in Wake Forest for a free consultation to review your claim.
However, in general, you must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for veterans benefits:
- Have served in active duty, inactive duty for training, or active duty for training
- Have been at least partially disabled due to a “service-related” injury or illness
- Have received a discharge other than dishonorable
You must also be able to provide the following evidence:
- Medical evidence of your disabling condition (in the form of a “Compensation & Pension” / “C&P” exam)
- Evidence that your disability is the result of an injury or illness incurred in the course of your military service
“How long does the process take?”
On average, it takes nearly 100 days for the VA to rule on your initial application. Roughly 75 percent of initial claims are denied by the VA, and the appeals process can take a year or longer. The process can be extremely lengthy, frustrating, and stressful, but you don’t have to go through it alone.
A North Carolina veterans benefits lawyer serving Wake Forest NC can help you evaluate your claim and position your case in the best possible way for seeking approval.
“Can I increase my VA disability rating?”
In most cases, you have an option to appeal for a higher VA disability rating. Your disability rating is the single-most important element in determining the amount of your monthly payments, so it is important that your rating accurately reflect the extent of your disability.
One of our VA disability lawyers with experience in Wake Forest can help evaluate your case and determine what options you may have for increasing your disability rating.
“Will hiring a veterans benefits attorney help?”
While there are never any guarantees, research shows that hiring a VA disability attorney can increase your chances of getting approved for veterans benefits.
The VA has published a report showing that while roughly 40 percent of those who did hire a VA disability lawyer won their appeals, only about 24 percent of those who did not hire an attorney won their appeals.
That’s a significant difference, and you don’t have to gamble with the veterans benefits you may be entitled to.
“Is hiring a veterans benefits attorney expensive?”
Not at Riddle & Brantley. Because our attorneys work on a contingency basis, there is no upfront cost associated with your case, and we only get paid if we win your case and you receive VA disability payments.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced VA disability lawyer serving Wake Forest and the greater Triangle, please call 1-800-525-7111.
We can consult with you by phone, email, text, or even video conference, and if it’s more convenient we can even come directly to you.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation case review with a veterans benefits lawyer serving clients in Wake Forest today.
“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”
-Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client
Why Riddle & Brantley?
At Riddle & Brantley, we are proud to fight for those who have defended our country. Many of our attorneys and staff have close family ties to the military and we are committed to helping our North Carolina veterans get the benefits they need and deserve.
Our lead attorney Scott Scurfield has served hundreds of North Carolina veterans and won appeals on behalf of countless deserving clients. He is backed by an entire staff of paralegals and case managers committed to our clients’ success.
We strive to treat every client like family and are proud of the words our valued clients use to describe their experience working with Riddle & Brantley:
- “By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.” – Fields
- “It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.” – Colley
- “I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.” –Christine W.
- “They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.” –Melissa C.
To see why our clients speak like this about Riddle & Brantley, please call us at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
If you served our country with honor and suffered service-related disability, you deserve justice and may be entitled to VA disability benefits.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Wake Forest today.
Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans and we would love to help you if we can.