Winston-Salem VA Disability Lawyer
Have you been disabled as a result of a service-related injury or illness while in the military? Has your disability claim been denied by the VA? You may be searching for a Winston-Salem veterans benefits lawyer.
The North Carolina veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley have experience helping veterans in the Winston-Salem area and may be able to help.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Winston-Salem and the Triad, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is never any obligation and there are absolutely no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive VA disability benefits.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free case review.
We are proud to fight for justice for those who have served our country. Thank you for your service. We would love to help you get the benefits you need and deserve.
Justice for Veterans in Winston-Salem
Our connection to the Winston-Salem area is personal. Managing partner Gene Riddle earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1985 and has been serving the area ever since.
“Many of our attorneys and staff have close family connections to the military and we are proud to serve veterans in Winston-Salem and throughout North Carolina.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
If your VA disability claim has been denied or you need to increase your VA disability rating, you may be searching for a Winston-Salem veterans benefits lawyer. The North Carolina VA disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a veterans benefits attorney serving Winston-Salem and the Triad.
There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we successfully obtain VA disability benefits for you.
You served our country. Let us serve you.
For a free case review and consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111 or contact us online today.
How to Appeal a VA Disability Denial
Many claims for veterans benefits are initially denied. In fact, roughly 30 percent of VA disability claims are denied.
If you’ve been denied by the VA, you have options for appeal, and a veterans benefits lawyer with experience in Winston-Salem can help.
We can help you file your appeal with the VA and position your case in the best possible way in order to maximize your chances at approval. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can also help to increase your VA disability rating.
There are many opportunities to appeal a denial.
After filing a Notice of Disagreement with the VA, you can:
- Request a review by the Decision Review Officer — A Decision Review Officer (DRO) with the local VA office will review your claim and determine whether or not any mistakes were made in the initial denial. If the decision by the DRO is still not favorable, you have the option to appeal before the Board of Veterans Appeals.
- Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals — Upon initial denial, you have the option to appeal your claim before the Board of Veterans Appeal (BVA). You must file a Substantive Appeal Form (VA Form 9) in order to confirm your intent to appeal before the BVA, and you have 90 days to provide medical evidence and other supporting evidence for your appeal. You have the right to request a hearing with a travel board judge, a video-conference hearing with a member of the BVA, or an in-person hearing in Washington, DC.
A veterans benefits lawyer serving Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad can help you determine your best legal options and assist with your VA disability appeal.
Keep in mind that the process of appealing a denial of VA disability can be extremely time-consuming. It can take months, or even years, for the BVA to schedule your hearing and review your case. In these cases, if you are approved for veterans disability, the VA will pay you a lump-sum to make up for the benefits you’ve missed out on.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
–B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Winston-Salem, please call 1-800-525-7111.
Riddle & Brantley has been serving North Carolina veterans since 1985 and we are committed to seeking justice for those who have defended our freedoms.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and your claim for VA disability is approved.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
You don’t have to do this alone. You deserve justice and may be entitled to benefits.
Veterans Benefits Attorneys Committed to Justice
The VA disability team at Riddle & Brantley is led by Scott Scurfield, a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer who has served clients in Winston-Salem and throughout North Carolina for more than 30 years.
Scott has represented veterans in disability appeals cases since 2011 (attorneys have only been allowed to represent veterans in appeals cases since 2007). He knows how to navigate the complex VA disability system and is passionate about fighting for our veterans.
“It’s an honor to serve those who have served our country. We’re committed to seeking justice for North Carolina’s veterans with disabilities.”
-Scott Scurfield, VA-accredited veterans benefits attorney at Riddle & Brantley
Scott and his VA disability team serve veterans in the Winston-Salem area and throughout North Carolina and would love to help however they can.
For a FREE consultation with a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer serving Winston-Salem and the Triad, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the veterans disability payments you need and deserve.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s see how we can help.
Those who served our country deserve justice.
We would love to help you if we can.
Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans.