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Dothan Veteran Disability Lawyers | Alabama Veterans Disability & Benefits Attorneys

Wettermark Keith is a reputable team of legal experts with over 20 years of experience representing US veterans. Collectively, we make up one of the largest veteran practices in Alabama.

Throughout the years we’ve helped thousands of veterans in Dothan secure the maximum disability benefits possible and our VA experts are willing to do the same for you.

How our Firm Can Help with your Veterans Disability Benefits Claim Appeals

If you’re a veteran in Alabama who served in the military, were honorably discharged and are disabled, or suffering from active service disability, you are eligible to apply for Alabama veterans benefits.

If your claim is denied, our disability lawyers are ready to work with you side by side to help you appeal and secure the maximum benefits possible.

What to Expect with Veterans' Disability Claims

Filing disability claims is often a frustrating endeavor for many veterans because a lot of them try to do it on their own without having full information on what is actually required. It's easy to end up failing to produce the required documentation and evidence, which results in their benefits claims getting delayed or rejected. When filing for compensation, here are a couple of things you need to keep in mind.

1. Standard of Proof for a Successful Claim

You need to provide proof from a medical center saying that your injuries were sustained during the course of your military service. This means you will need to avail your medical records before, during, and after the military.

To strengthen your case and to receive maximum benefits, your veterans disability lawyer may recommend getting supporting statements from family members, as well as members of the clergy.

2. VA Disability Compensation Amounts

Once your claim has been successfully received and approved, the compensation amounts you receive will depend on the nature and complexity of your injuries, as well as your overall condition. If you suffered physical and emotional harm, your benefits will be higher than a person with only physical injuries.

The amount of benefits will also depend on whether or not you have legal counsel. Statistically speaking military personnel who apply for benefits on their own tend to get shortchanged compared to those who employ an attorney to assist them. That’s because an attorney is usually up to date on the law pertaining to VA benefits and knows how to use it to their clients’ favor.

What to Expect with Veterans' Disability Claims

You need to provide proof from a medical center saying that your injuries were sustained during the course of your military service. This means you will need to avail your medical records before, during, and after the military.

To strengthen your case and to receive maximum benefits, your veterans disability lawyer may recommend getting supporting statements from family members, as well as members of the clergy.

A Brief History of the Legal process and VA Claims

Veterans have not always had the ability to hire an attorney to intervene in their VA benefits claims to either help appeal denials or fight for the compensation amounts they deserve. But all that changed in the 1980s when new laws were enacted.

The enactment of the Veterans Judicial Review Act (VJRA) of 1988 and the Veterans Benefits Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 allowed US veterans to hire attorneys on a contingent basis and also allowed attorney participation to take place much earlier in the VA claim adjudication process. Since then, more service men and women have gotten their claims approved and have been awarded amounts that correspond to their disability.

How the New Law Helped with Veterans Benefits

The passing of the laws of 1988 and 2006 made it easier for all veterans to hire a VA disability attorney regardless of their financial status.

Per the laws, a veterans lawyer is not required to charge upfront fees but rather get a percentage of the veteran’s due benefits (a.k.a back pay) once it is issued. This system of payment ensured all veterans in the US had access to personalized legal aid for the best representation possible.

The ability to hire an attorney also meant veterans had access to expert advice on how new legal amendments affected them and how they could use them to their benefit. Furthermore, veterans have assistance filing their disability claims and can receive help navigating any bureaucracy associated with the claims and appeals process. This drastically increased their chances of getting the disability benefits they deserve.

VA 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 the VA?

According to the law, family members of former service men and women, such as spouses and children, can receive help by gaining access to certain benefits such as SSDI insurance, outpatient healthcare, money for education, and business training, to name a few.

This is courtesy of the various social programs implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs to help spouses, dependents, and survivors. The CHAMPVA program, for instance, was established to cover the cost of health care services for the veteran’s immediate family and provide for the individual who suffered a service-connected disability.

There are also other programs you can search through that are offered but have different eligibility requirements. For detailed information and guidance on these programs consult your attorney.

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Dothan VETERANS DISABILITY SOLUTIONS

FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Most law firms in Dothan, Alabama, and the greater US charge 20 percent for any back pay the veteran receives. This is the widely accepted percentage that was agreed upon following the enactment of the Veterans Judicial Review Act. Some firms however may charge 30% or even higher depending on the complexity of the case. Whichever percentage you agree upon just make sure it’s explicitly stated in your attorney-client contract to safeguard yourself and your estate from over-billing.

Alabama is home to hundreds of thousands of former military personnel and numerous law firms with competent disability attorneys. In Dothan, Wettermark Keith is among the most successful firms.

We have the expertise and experience to help you with your legal issue. If your claim was denied, we can help find and re-open it for a fresh review. If you received a low rating on your C&P exam and would like to file an appeal, we can help with that as well.

We Pride Ourselves in Serving the Veterans Who Fought for Us

When you partner with us, you’re assured to a seasoned injury attorney who’ll offer you expert legal guidance and assistance that’ll help expedite your appeal process and also help you get the maximum benefits possible.

Also, as a client, you’ll receive lawyer profile social access, as well as the ability to view lawyer profile information on our database to find and choose your preferred counsel. In other instances, you can receive a custom lawyer profile email to communicate with your representative.

Wettermark Keith Attorneys & Personal Injury Law

Wettermark Keith is a highly respectable firm with highly experienced veterans disability claims attorneys in Dothan.

We’re also experts at VA benefits law and have vast experience handling social security disability and VA claims for Dothan and Alabama residents.

If your claim was denied, our disability lawyers are ready to work with you side by side to help you appeal and secure the maximum benefits possible.

Wettermark Keith Attorneys & Personal Injury Law

Wettermark Keith is a highly respectable firm with highly experienced veterans disability claims attorneys in Dothan.

We’re also experts at VA benefits law and have vast experience handling social security disability and VA claims for Dothan and Alabama residents.

If your claim was denied, our disability lawyers are ready to work with you side by side to help you appeal and secure the maximum benefits possible.

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CONTACT DOthan VA DISABILITY LAWYERS

To learn more about our law firm, our services, how to access our law resources, and more, contact us today.
You’ll get a free consultation and we won’t charge you a dime until we’ve won your case. There are also no hidden legal fees whatsoever.