The attorneys at Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester hope to reduce the number of veterans who are denied disability benefits by offering complimentary case reviews and consultations.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
The disability and personal injury attorneys at Goldberg, Finnegan, & Mester are helping veterans get the disability benefits they need by offering a no-cost disability claim review and free initial consultations in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
Veterans Day, a national day of remembrance, originally commemorated the ceasefire agreement between Allied forces and Germany which formally ended the First World War on Nov. 11, 1918. The day was initially known as “Armistice Day,” but the holiday’s name and purpose was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 as a way to honor American veterans from all wars.
Modern America has been at war for almost 15 years. As more veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, claims for disability benefits and assistance from the VA have increased. The Associated Press reported on May 28, 2012 that newer veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are filing disability claims at record-breaking rates—over 45% of returning veterans filed disability claims, in comparison to 21% of veterans from the Gulf War period.
Additionally, the Washington Post reported on October 16, 2014 , that disability claims had increased by five times over the past 13 years, leading to greater overall scrutiny of veterans’ claims from doctors and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Keeping with this trend, veterans seeking disability benefits for mental or emotional disorders, like PTSD, are much more likely to be rejected for disability claims than servicemembers struggling with strictly physical disabilities.
According to the Washington Times on July 8, 2014, a full 80% of Gulf War veterans’ had their initial claims denied, and claims stemming from the Gulf War are initially denied.
The attorneys at Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester hope to reduce the number of veterans who are denied disability benefits by offering complimentary case reviews and consultations. By reviewing failed claims and offering legal advice, the disability attorneys at GFM Law hope that more service members will be able to receive the disability benefits that they and their families need.
To contact Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester about a free evaluation or case review, call (888) 213-8140 or go to http://www.gfmlawllc.com.
About Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester
The attorneys Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester represent injured people throughout Maryland and Washington D.C., and have recovered more than $30 million in compensation for their clients. The injury firm fights for those who have been injured or killed by dangerous drugs, auto accidents, slip-and-falls, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice, and also represents clients whose disability benefit claims have been denied. For a confidential case evaluation at no cost to you, contact Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester by visiting http://www.gfmlawllc.com or calling (888) 213-8140.
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