Types of Injuries for VA Disability Benefits
Helping vets suffering from PTSD, TBI, Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange exposure and battlefield injuries
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, P.C. helps veterans who suffer from a wide range of injuries and disabilities. We are capable of handling the factors that are unique to each veteran and each condition.
We help obtain benefits for victims of:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Toxic exposure
- Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Symptoms
- Agent Orange
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Other mental impairments
- Back and spinal injuries
- Knee, leg and arm injuries
- Gunshot wounds
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. If you are in the military and have engaged in intense and prolonged combat, you likely were on missions that exposed you to terrible, life-threatening circumstances. You may have seen comrades die or been shot at or injured yourself.
If you still feel anger, fear or confusion about traumatic events, and these feelings seem to worsen, you may be suffering from PTSD. Sometimes, PTSD can be so severe and debilitating that going through your daily routine is impossible.
Experts believe 11 to 20 percent of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and 10 percent of Desert Storm veterans suffer from PTSD. About 30 percent of Vietnam vets suffer from PTSD.
Improved battlefield medical care saves more lives, so more severely injured soldiers survive and suffer from PTSD. Longer deployments mean more exposure to the traumas that can trigger PTSD. Mental health treatment remains in short supply.
Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common injuries suffered by service members. TBI frequently is not diagnosed immediately after an accident or traumatic event. In fact, it usually is first diagnosed as something else, leading the patient to believe nothing is really wrong.
Symptoms of TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory (amnesic gaps)
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Impaired memory
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of temper
The VA compensates veterans who suffer from chronic disabilities related to chemical exposure in battle or on the job. It can be difficult to link diseases such as cancer and leukemia to toxic exposures, particularly if the disease takes years to show up.
If you have been exposed to dangerous chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, Agent Orange, energy sources or hazardous waste while serving in the military and you suffer from a disability or disease, including chronic unexplained illnesses or Gulf War Syndrome, you may be eligible for monthly VA benefits and healthcare benefits.
A condition commonly referred to as Gulf War Syndrome refers to medically unexplained illnesses and diseases suffered by Gulf War veterans.
Let us stand up for you
If you encounter an uphill battle with the VA to obtain benefits that are rightfully yours, contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, P.C. Someone is always available to talk to you, even if you cannot come to our offices.
There are no upfront charges. You pay no fees unless we win your claim for benefits.
Because there is no requirement that your attorney live in your region or even in your state, you can leverage our knowledge and experience regardless of where you live or where your VA benefits claim is filed.