FREE PTSD Veteran Disability Case Evaluation
If you clicked on this page you are probably frustrated, confused, and hurting. As a veteran with PTSD, you have earned the right to VA benefits. If you have a PTSD claim that has been denied, let us see if we can help you. Disability is all we do at Hill and Ponton. Our attorneys have handled thousands of VA cases and understand each case is unique, especially PTSD.
We’ve been helping veterans like you get their benefits for over 20 years and we’d like the opportunity to help you. Check out our video below where our team discusses PTSD and getting the proper ratings at the VA.
What Is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a recognized psychiatric disorder that a person may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. For many years, PTSD went widely undiagnosed or was not recognized as the serious condition it is. Thanks to advancements in research and the breakdown of social stigmas, we have more information about the condition than ever before.
Symptoms of PTSD
Unlike serious physical injuries that are caused during active duty, veterans may not experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for years after the service-connected traumatic event occur. Since PTSD is difficult to characterize and there is no timeline for this mental disorder to present itself, it can be difficult for veterans to receive positive disability claims.
The VA provides compensation to veterans who show significant psychological injury due to their service. Even though PTSD is a serious injury, it can be difficult to identify because PTSD symptoms can present themselves in several ways for different people.
While PTSD symptoms vary from person to person, these symptoms can lead to life-altering impacts on your personal life, your family life, and even your professional life.
- Nightmares & Night Sweats
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Frequent Flashbacks
- Easily Startled
Many veterans are denied the injury claim they deserve from PTSD caused by a service connection. Most veterans look for legal help when their VA claim is denied, and the PTSD lawyers at Hill & Ponton continue to support hundreds of veterans to get the compensation they deserve.
What Evidence Does The VA Require for PTSD Claims?
For your claim to PTSD benefits to be successful, your PTSD Claim must have three things:
- A Current PTSD Diagnosis
- Evidence of a stressor in-service
- A medical nexus opinion linking the current diagnosis to the in-service stressor.
If you are missing one of the above, your claim will be denied. When seeking compensation for PTSD, many veterans benefit from seeking out the help of a veterans lawyer who has expertise in the VA’s compensation system. Look no further, our veterans disability lawyers have been specializing in VA disability for over 20 years now. If you need help, please complete our form below to speak with us! You don’t have to do this alone.
Was Your PTSD Claim Denied?
Partner with our experienced VA disability advocates. If your VA claim was denied or you received a low rating, then our PTSD lawyers are here to help you today!
Common Issues With PTSD Claims
The VA is understaffed and underfunded when it comes to caring for the needs of our veterans. This means that most initial PTSD claims can be denied outright based on missing evidence when a claim is submitted or an error by the VA during the claims process.
If you had your VA claim denied and still haven’t received the disability benefits you deserve, our advocates and PTSD attorneys are here to represent your case. Our team has helped hundreds of veterans just like you overcome common issues with PTSD claims like:
- Missing Paperwork: The VA PTSD claims process can be a lengthy and complicated process. Some veterans overlook essential information when submitting their first claim, and these small mistakes can lead to years of red tape and delayed disability benefits. With years of experience dealing with the VA PTSD claims process, PTSD lawyers can help you get the right information for a successful appeal.
- Inadequate Evidence: The VA uses strict guidelines when evaluating and rewarding a veteran throughout the VA claims process. Let our team of PTSD claims experts ensure you present sufficient evidence to the VA on your behalf.
- You Receive A Low Rating: The compensation you are eligible for depends on the VA’s rating formula. Your VA representative may not apply the correct ratings to your PTSD claim, which will lead to incorrect compensation. Our team will help you receive the rating that you deserve during your appeal process.
There are countless reasons that your VA claim could be denied, and our PTSD lawyers can provide expert legal help, so you get the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team of experts is ready to talk through your case with a free consultation today.
How A PTSD Lawyer Helps Veterans
If you are a veteran who has PTSD and you have had your VA claim denied, a PTSD attorney can help you gather information and show evidence for your PTSD diagnosis.
Our PTSD attorneys have the knowledge and experience that you need to establish service-connected PTSD to maximize your rating and get you the compensation that you deserve.