Are you disabled because of your military service? You could be eligible for VA disability benefits, but navigating the Veterans Administration without legal assistance is daunting. Talk to an Illinois VA disability lawyer at Harold W. Conick & Associates today for assistance. Keep reading to find out how one of our VA disability attorneys can help you.
Can you imagine spending weeks or months navigating the vast Chicago Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration? We doubt it! That is why hiring a VA disability attorney makes sense. Our lawyers can ensure your application is made correctly so there are no delays or, worse, a denial. You almost always need an attorney to fix the problem if there is a denial.
Also, the VA disability process is faster when you did not get denied the first time. Hiring a disability attorney means you are much more likely to be approved the first time. Your attorney will guide you through the process, so you know what to do.
If your VA disability benefits application was denied, you should immediately talk to a Harold W. Conick & Associates lawyer. We can work with you to appeal the VA’s decision. The best way is to get an IME or independent medical examination. The IME is done by a doctor not affiliated with the VA, so there is no conflict of interest.
Our lawyers know the doctors in Illinois who can do IMEs. These doctors know how to write the outcome of the IME according to VA standards.
Many vets worry about what hiring a lawyer will cost. With VA claims, attorneys cannot charge whatever they want. The VA must approve all legal fees. Most lawyers charge a 20% contingency fee from whatever benefits they get for you.
What does this mean? Simply, it means the attorney works for nothing unless you win! A VA disability case will take at least months to resolve, so every vet with a legitimate claim should hire a skilled VA disability lawyer.
Some veterans might think a 20% fee is high, but remember that personal injury attorneys can charge up to 40% of a settlement. Also, most VA disability claims take a lot of administrative and legal work, so the attorney earns their cut.
You may be able to file your initial VA disability application on your own if you like. However, if you receive a denial letter, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. You are unlikely to resolve a VA disability denial on your own.
Making ends meet can be difficult if you are a military veteran and disabled. That is why you should consider applying for VA disability benefits. While getting benefits on your own is possible, an Illinois VA disability lawyer may have better results.
Our Illinois VA disability lawyers at Harold W. Conick & Associates can help. Our VA disability attorneys serve the greater Chicago metropolitan area, including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Please contact us today for a complimentary consultation.