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VA Disability Law Attorneys

Wettermark Keith has over 20 years of experience representing U.S veterans. Our team of highly qualified lawyers comprises one of the largest social security and workers’ compensation law practices in Alabama.

We’ve helped thousands of veterans in Birmingham secure the disability compensation they deserve and we can do the same for you.

How our lawyers can help with your veterans' disability claims

If you’re a veteran, or a group of veterans, who served in the military, air service, or naval, were honorably discharged, and are suffering from a disability you got while in active service, you are eligible to apply for VA benefits.

Our lawyers will help you sidestep the long, frustrating process of appealing a denied VA disability claim. We want to tell your story and make the process as stress-free as possible.

You’ll also receive expert legal assistance to help you get more of the VA benefits you’re entitled to.

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BIRMINGHAM VETERANS DISABILITY SOLUTIONS

FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Until the 1980s the law didn’t allow veterans to receive adequate legal representation in matters regarding their disability benefits. They also weren’t allowed to appeal any VA disability claim disputes in federal court.

It wasn’t until the passing of the Veterans Judicial Review Act (VJRA) of 1988 and the Veterans Benefits Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 that veterans were able to hire attorneys for reasonable fees and also allow attorney participation to occur much earlier in the VA claim adjudication process. These were huge strides in safeguarding the well-being of former service men and women.

By making it easier to hire a VA disability lawyer the law ensured veterans had access to personalized legal aid for the best representation possible. Also, since VA laws are constantly subject to change the veterans could receive expert advice based on new amendments to benefit their case. Veterans also have help navigating the various pitfalls when filing a disability claim as well as any bureaucracy associated with the process. This drastically increases their chances of getting the VA disability benefits they deserve.

Following the enactment of the Veterans Judicial Review Act, it was widely agreed upon that a 20% back pay for VA representation was reasonable compensation. This is what most VA professionals will usually charge a veteran. However, each firm’s pricing is different and some can require up to 33% of the settlement depending on the complexity of the case.

To protect yourself and your estate against further expenses make sure your attorney-client contract explicitly states the exact amount the attorney(s) are to receive in the event a settlement is rendered.

Alabama is home to hundreds of thousands of veterans as well as numerous law firms with competent Birmingham veterans’ benefits attorneys helping US veterans get the compensation they’re entitled to, so you’re never short of good options. In Alabama, Wettermark Keith is among the most successful firms serving US veterans.

VA Appeals

Need an Alabama VA Disability Appeal Lawyer? Get Help Overturning Denials.

If your VA disability claim was denied, contact Wettermark Keith to discuss your appeal options. We can potentially get the decision overturned. Depending on your case, we may recommend filing a supplemental claim with new evidence or requesting a higher-level review first.

If those are unsuccessful, we can assist with submitting a formal Notice of Disagreement (NOD) appeal within one year of the denial. In your NOD, concisely explain your rationale for appealing. Include relevant dates and details, but focus on the strongest reasons you disagree with the decision. Having an experienced disability lawyer can maximize your chances of success.

The appeals process typically takes several months. If the Board of Veterans' Appeals schedules a hearing to re-review your case, they will notify you or your attorney. With proper legal guidance, many initially denied claims are eventually granted through appeals.

Don't give up if you were denied VA benefits. Call our VA disability attorneys today for a free consultation on your options. We can help get your claim reviewed and get you the benefits you deserve.

You can also state any injury you may have suffered while in service. Be sure to also include clinic reports before and after service to prove your case. If anything else should be included your lawyer will assist you with that. Then sign it and send your appeal to the regional veteran office. With assistance from an experienced lawyer, the chances of a successful appeal should be quite high. The appeals process usually takes several months. If it's successful and the board scheduled a hearing to re-hear your appeal they will notify you via email or through your counsel.

Birmingham veterans disability solutions for you and your family

Did you know that per the law not only veterans but people connected to them can also benefit from VA? According to the terms of the military contract, certain third-party beneficiaries such as spouses and children of veterans or service members are eligible for certain benefits such as life insurance, health care, and even money for school and training.

This is courtesy of the Department of Veteran Affairs which has various programs available to help spouses, dependents, and survivors. For instance, the CHAMPVA program can cover the cost of health care services and supplies for the veteran’s immediate family, provided the veteran suffered a VA disability while in service.

There are also other programs and other factors at play that may affect veteran eligibility. For detailed information and guidance on these programs, consult your VA attorney.

Wettermark Keith va Attorneys

Wettermark Keith is a highly respectable firm in Alabama with highly experienced social security disability attorneys. We’re also experts at veterans benefits law and have vast experience handling veteran disability claims.

When you partner with us you’re assured a seasoned veterans disability lawyer who’ll offer you expert guidance and assistance that’ll help expedite the compensation process and also help you get the maximum benefits possible.

We also truly care about each and every client that partners with us and we work very hard to help get them the best financial aid and other benefits. Whether it’s an individual veteran or a group, Wettermark Keith lawyers are always available and ready to help.

Wettermark Keith va Attorneys

Wettermark Keith is a highly respectable firm in Alabama with highly experienced social security disability attorneys. We’re also experts at veterans benefits law and have vast experience handling veteran disability claims.

When you partner with us you’re assured a seasoned veterans disability lawyer who’ll offer you expert guidance and assistance that’ll help expedite the compensation process and also help you get the maximum benefits possible.

We also truly care about each and every client that partners with us and we work very hard to help get them the best financial aid and other benefits. Whether it’s an individual veteran or a group, Wettermark Keith lawyers are always available and ready to help.

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE

CONTACT BIRMINGHAM VA DISABILITY LAWYERS

To learn more about our law firm, our services, how to access our veterans law resources, and more, contact us today.
You get a free consultation and we won’t charge you a dime until we’ve won your case.