Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries sustained by those in the military. While many people think that an open head wound is necessary in order to receive disability benefits, the truth is that some of the most devastating injuries are the result of a head trauma that is not visibly apparent. If you have suffered a head trauma while serving in the military and are experiencing debilitating symptoms then you may be eligible for benefits. Contact our team of lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
Federal employment lawyers helping military veterans gain benefits for cognitive disabilities
The brain is complex and TBI affects each person differently. The VA recognizes that head trauma can result in a variety of symptoms that may be related to physical, cognitive, or emotional/behavioral symptoms. The VA has also recently recognized that TBI incurred during active duty can directly be related to the development of Parkinson’s, dementia, depression, seizures, or hormone deficiencies. When rating the severity of TBI symptoms, the VA recognizes that it can be difficult to gain a specific diagnosis and will take into account all cognitive symptoms that are a result of a TBI not otherwise specified. Examples of TBI symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Difficulty with concentration
- Balance issues
- Memory problems
- Inability to track time
- Communication problems
- Mood swings
- Motor impairment
It is not unusual for a veteran to not immediately realize the severity of his or her injury. This may result in not properly articulating the extent of one’s injury on the initial application for disability benefits. This can result in the denial of one’s claim. This denial can be challenged through a “Notice of Disagreement.”
Our attorneys are able to assist veterans who have been denied benefits by the VA and will represent you during the appeals process. We will file your Notice of Disagreement and ensure that your case continues to move through the system. In the event that one is homeless or terminally ill then we may be able to expedite the process. We further encourage any veteran who has questions prior to applying for benefits to call our office for an informal consultation; this can often help avoid being denied during the initial application. Our lawyers represent people in all fifty states as well as the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Atlanta based lawyers advocating for veterans who have suffered head trauma during active duty
Our Atlanta based attorneys have dedicated their careers to assisting veterans win the disability benefits they are entitled to. Obiorah Fields, LLC represents veterans not only in Georgia but across the United States in appealing the VA’s denial of benefits and at formal hearings. We charge affordable fees that are contingent on winning your benefits. Contact our office today for a free case consultation either in person or over the phone.