Do you have a disability related to your military service? If so, you may be entitled to monthly compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). You may also be eligible for benefits if you are the survivor of a veteran who died of service-connected disabilities. The attorneys at McGill & Noble are certified to represent veterans and their survivors in proceedings at the VA. We are also admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the court that handles appeals of final VA decisions. VA law changes constantly, and we stay abreast of new developments that affect our clients.
How Can An Attorney Help?
Veterans face difficult challenges as they try to navigate the VA claims process. Sometimes the system seems unfair. And sometimes it is. Claims may bounce back and forth between different parts of VA for years without the VA ever awarding benefits. This is often because a winning legal strategy was never developed and/or essential evidence was missing from the claim. Complicated laws and regulations make it difficult to know what evidence is needed and how to obtain and use it effectively. At McGill & Noble, we craft an individualized case plan to maximizes the chances of success. This often means working with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to gather the necessary evidence to win your case.
VA is currently in the process of completely changing the way disability appeals are handled. This restructuring is intended to modernize the process, but it also creates new issues for veterans filing claims and appealing decisions. We can help you make the choices that are best for your particular claim in this new environment.
In short, VA disability law is complex, and we have the expertise and experience to help you obtain the compensation you have earned through your service.
Types of Cases We Handle
We handle claims for all kinds of physical and mental disabilities related to military service. Some of the most common conditions are
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- MST (military sexual trauma)
- Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health problems
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Back, knee, and other orthopedic problems
- Sleep apnea
- Diseases caused by Agent Orange exposure
- Gulf War Syndrome and Medically Unexplained Illnesses
- CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Disease Caused by Water Contamination at Camp LeJeune
We also handle claims for
- Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU)
- Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE)
- Secondary Service Connection
- Non-service connected pension
- Dependents' and Survivors' benefits
- Special Monthly Compensation
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
If you have received a decision from the VA, you have a limited time in which to appeal. We take all cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we help you recover benefits. The initial consultation is free. Call us at 919-493-8876 or 800-921-5899 or contact us by email. All communications between our firm and potential clients remain entirely confidential.