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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Service Members and Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injuries Cause Significant Impairment To A Person's Mental, Physical, And Emotional Health During Military Service And Beyond.
A traumatic brain injury can permanently impact your ability to live your life and be you.

A traumatic brain injury results from a blow or bump to the head, a severe jolt in your body, or due to something penetrating your skull. The trauma itself doesn’t just break your skull’s bones but also affects how your brain functions.  

The most common causes of TBIs include gunshot wounds, vehicle crashes, assaults, and falls. 

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include, but may not be limited to, the following:  

• Seizures. 

• Nerve Damage. 

• Blood Clots. 

• Stroke. 

• Coma. 

• Difficulty Learning. 

• Difficulty Remembering Past Events. 

• Difficulty Making Decisions. 

• Double Vision. 

• Ear Ringing. 

• Tingling/Pain. 

• Difficulty Talking, Reading, Writing, or Explaining Things to Others. 

• Aggression. 

• Lack of Self-Control. 

• Depression. 

• Anxiety. 

• Mood Swings. 

• Irritability. 

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The Three Different Levels of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A concussion is different from a traumatic brain injury because doctors classify them based on three distinct levels of severity. 

What are the Symptoms of a Mild TBI?

The symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury may look like the following:   

• No loss of consciousness, or a brief loss that lasts seconds/minutes.  

• Post-traumatic amnesia lasts for less than 60 minutes after the injury occurs.  

• Brain imaging scan results appear normal.  

What are the Symptoms of a ModerateTBI?

A moderate traumatic brain injury has similar but vastly different indicators – doctors would still look for the sign like the loss of consciousness and post-traumatic amnesia, however, the patient in question would be experiencing those for much closer to 24 hours, if not longer.  

A brain imaging scan would also be done, as with a mild traumatic brain injury, however, clear abnormalities would show, leading doctors to make a different diagnosis.

What are the Symptoms of a Severe TBI?

A severe traumatic brain injury has much worse ramifications:   

• Patient loses consciousness for more than 24 hours and goes into a coma.  

• Post-traumatic amnesia lasts for more than 24 hours after the traumatic brain injury. 

• Brain imaging scan shows permanent damage to brain tissue. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Military Service

Service members typically experience TBI’s during training and while they’re in combat and are amongst the groups considered most at risk for these injuries with long-term mental or physical health effects. 

Not to mention, they’re also considered at risk for death and suicide because of TBI’s as well. 

A study found that 4,000 more 9/11 Veterans had died in the past 20 years than were once previously anticipated and those numbers were the highest amongst Veterans who had traumatic brain injuries. 

Veterans with a diagnosis of a mild, moderate, or a severe TBI in a medical record should be aware that those labels are not a standard the VA uses to determine a disability rating. 

According to the Schedule of Ratings, a mild, moderate, or severe TBI is diagnosed “at, or close to, the time of the injury, rather than to the current level of functioning.” 

Veterans with TBI’s experience various levels of disabilities, and some may not even be able to maintain gainful employment after their injury takes place.

What's The Difference Between Total Disability Based Upon Individual Unemployability (TDIU) & An Extra-Schedular Disability Rating?

A Veteran must meet two requirements under a TDIU claim to be eligible for a 100 percent disability rating: They must have a service-connected disability with a 60% or more disability rating, or two or more service-connected disabilities with a combined rating of 70% or more AND/OR Medical evidence of unemployability. On the other hand, an extra-schedular rating applies to Veterans who are unemployable, due to their service-connected disability or disabilities, but whose disability does not meet the percentage requirements for any of the two aforementioned scenarios.

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If you, or someone you love, is having a tough time with the Department of Veterans Affairs and claiming the benefits needed to sustain a comfortable quality of life, do not wait another minute – contact us today! We are always available by phone at (866) 866-VETS.  

Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits.  

We are accredited to stand for you anywhere within the United States, so even if you cannot make it to one of our many offices, we can still help you along the way. 

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire You?

It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.

How Long Will It Take To Appeal My Benefits Denial?

While it can take six months or more for a Veteran to receive a decision on his or her initial benefits claim from the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals could take 2 years of more. The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks the funding to properly staff and process benefits applications. The number of applications from recently returning Veterans must be dealt with while the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to actively work towards providing services to prior generations of Veterans.

How Do I Increase My Disability Rating?

Great question! If the condition that you are actively receiving disability benefits for has now ultimately worsened over time, you can file an increased rating claim. It’s fairly simple, and it involves filing out an online claim form or mailing a letter to your regional office documenting the change in your condition.

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All communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be conducted remotely; personal appearances are not required. 

Our law firm is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Veterans anywhere across the United States. 

Furthermore, our clients do not need to go to a physical location or visit an office to receive our help. If there are any medical visits that are applicable to your claim, you can be seen at a facility that is close to your home. So, no matter where you are, if you need help, we’re here to fight for you the same way that you bravely fought to protect us. 

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