VA Disability Lawyers
Military veterans deserve the highest degree of honor and respect for the sacrifices they made for our country. They also deserve fair disability benefits for their physical, mental and emotional injuries during service. At Moore, Hedges & Proffitt, we strive to make sure our veterans can establish new benefits, receive past due benefits, and increase current benefits without encountering time consuming and stressful problems.
Whether you served in the Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force, the VA lawyers at Moore, Hedges & Proffitt can help you navigate the VA’s application process and receive the disability benefits you deserve. If you have been denied benefits, we can guide you through the complex appeals process for disability benefits with personal attention to detailed paperwork, medical proof, and doctors’ reports required by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Types of Benefits Available
The VA provides veterans and their families with various types of benefits. The VA lawyers at Moore, Hedges and Proffitt are well-versed regarding all types of disability benefits. The most common types of benefits provided by the VA include:
- Service-Connected Disability Compensation
- Non-Service-Connected Pension Benefits
- VA Health Care
- Aid and Attendance Benefits
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
- Dependent’s Educational Assistance
- Veterans’ Burial Benefits
The VA pays disability benefits to service members who were injured or disabled due to personal injuries received while on active duty. Disability benefits are commonly paid for the following conditions:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – PTSD is often experienced by veterans exposed to combat during their time in service. It manifests in the form of depression or anxiety and leads to a variety of problems that affect daily life.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – TBI is often the result of head injuries or body injuries following explosions during combat. Symptom include dizziness, headaches, balance problems, memory loss, and physical and emotional changes.
- Gulf War Syndrome – Veterans from the Gulf War era may have been exposed to toxic fumes from hazardous materials burned to control waste. This condition is often referred to as Burn Pit Exposure.
- Agent Orange Exposure – During the Vietnam War, many veterans who served in Vietnam, Thailand, or the DMZ in Korea were exposed to a toxic herbicide, Agent Orange, which qualifies them for disability benefits.
- Orthopedic Injuries – Many veterans experienced orthopedic injuries and loss of limbs while in active combat. The result is often long-term disabilities and the need for ongoing medical treatment, medications and physical therapy.
- Mental Illness – Veterans exposed to combat often experience various forms of depression and mental illness that lead to long-term, permanent emotional and physical disabilities.
Experienced Attorneys on Your Side
With over 75 years of legal experience, our lawyers at Moore, Hedges & Proffitt can assist you with all of your veterans’ benefit needs. We represent veterans in Tullahoma, as well as Manchester, Winchester, Shelbyville, McMinnville, and Fayetteville.