What to do if your VA claim was denied as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

By Treven Pyles

Posted on January 28th, 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, numerous hospitals and medical centers no longer offer in-person appointments, including the VA healthcare system. Thereby, veterans have a difficult time filing a claim for disability compensation. However, with the assistance of a specialized attorney, veterans can obtain the money they deserve from the VA.

Undoubtedly, the coronavirus pandemic has been taking a heavy toll on numerous aspects of our lives, leading to more and more concern and isolation among the citizens of the United States. One of the essential aspects the pandemic affected is medical appointments, many of which have been canceled due to the risk of the patients contracting the novel virus from spending time waiting in hospitals. Accordingly, thousands of veterans have been denied the right to see a doctor since April of last year, which was necessary to file a VA claim for disability compensation. Thereby, veterans have been unable to access the disability compensation they were eligible for from the VA. However, by seeking disability compensation with the assistance of a specialized attorney, there is a high chance that you will be able to go to the medical appointments you need in order to receive the money you deserve for your diagnosis.

The assistance of a law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases will grant you access to medical services

Filing a VA claim for disability compensation was a complex and challenging process to complete on your own even before the coronavirus pandemic. Today, this is almost impossible, as the VA has shut down in-person medical appointments since April of 2020. While veterans can still see a doctor online, this affects the way in which their disability claim is evaluated to a great extent, since the accuracy of their diagnosis is questionable. Nevertheless, if you choose to work with a law firm that specializes in toxic exposure cases as a veteran seeking disability compensation from the VA, you are very likely to obtain the in-person medical services you need to receive or confirm your diagnosis. Furthermore, there are other important benefits of working with a law firm as a veteran who seeks disability compensation from the VA, such as:

  • the legal experts of the law firm will determine whether you were exposed to other toxic agents than the ones you are aware of while you were on active duty, which will increase the sum of money the VA will grant you after you file your claim
  • the legal team will take care of all the necessary documents that must accompany your VA claim on your behalf, which will allow you to focus on your health and treatment in the meantime
  • the attorney who takes care of your VA claim will be able to expedite your claim so that you will receive the financial compensation you are entitled to within a shorter period of time

Because a law firm that specializes in toxic exposure cases has authority, their legal team will be able to make in-person medical appointments available to you so that the process of properly filing a VA claim can be completed. It is important to know that contacting a law firm to help you file a VA claim is free of charge, as their legal team works on a contingency fee basis. In other words, unless their attorneys obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your disabling health problem, you do not owe the law firm any money. After they obtain the compensation you are eligible for from the VA, the law firm will usually keep a small percentage of the monthly sum of money you will receive in exchange for their services. We strongly encourage you to file your VA claim with the assistance of a specialized law firm during the coronavirus pandemic, as this is the only way you can obtain disability compensation during these difficult times.

If your claim was denied, a toxic exposure lawyer will obtain the compensation you deserve

Numerous veterans had their VA disability claims denied as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, which was undeniably inconvenient. If you are a veteran whose claim was also denied by the VA, we advise you to reach out to a law firm that specializes in toxic exposure cases, as their legal experts and attorneys will be able to obtain the money you are entitled to on your behalf. With knowledge and resourcefulness, a law firm whose primary area of practice is toxic exposure will help you receive your monthly disability compensation from the VA even during the coronavirus pandemic. There are only 3 requirements you have to meet in order to receive disability compensation from the VA:

  • you must have been exposed to a toxic agent while you were on active duty
  • you must have developed a disease as a result of toxic exposure
  • you must not have been dishonorably discharged from the military

Quality legal assistance for veterans injured by toxic exposure

In the regrettable event that you developed a disease or a health condition as a consequence of toxic exposure that occurred while you were in the military, you have the right to file a VA claim for disability compensation. With over 25 years of experience in helping victims of toxic exposure obtain the money they deserve, our attorneys will gladly provide you with quality legal assistance so that you can enjoy this VA benefit.

Although the legal process is very complex and challenging, as solid evidence must accompany your claim, your involvement will be minimal, since you will only have to send your lawyer your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records, documents that will be used as proof to support your VA claim. For more information about the process of filing a VA disability claim with our help, feel free to contact our law firm and we will promptly answer your questions.