Experienced Advocates Focused Solely On Disability Law
After completing military service for their country, many veterans seek the medical assistance and veterans benefits they were promised. Whether these men and women served in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other conflict, the VA should be a resource they can turn to as they transition back to life at home. Unfortunately, it is often very hard – sometimes impossible — to get the VA to pay veterans the benefits they are due.
Proudly Representing Disabled Veterans Throughout Ohio
The law firm of Manring & Farrell is dedicated to helping veterans and other individuals obtain the Veterans Compensation benefits and Social Security Disability benefits they need to pay for their medical needs and other expenses. Our Columbus Veterans Compensation benefits lawyers will prepare you for what to expect in your claim, and stand by your side through the entire claim process for both service-connected and nonservice-connected disabilities and benefits.
If need be after you have received your first rating decision, we can help file your appeal, get as much evidence as necessary to make your claim as strong as possible and help you through the appeal process. If you did not file an appeal and more than a year has passed, we may be able to help you reopen the claim. At all times, we provide you with the personal attention you need while navigating the complicated veterans benefits system.
When Can You Represent Me?
Manring & Farrell can represent you as soon as you get your initial decision from the VA. If you already filed the initial appeal, called the Notice of Disagreement, we can represent you if the Notice of Disagreement was filed on or after June 20, 2007.
What Are Normal Attorney Fees?
Attorneys are paid on a contingent-fee basis, which means they are paid only if there is a successful outcome. Fees can range from 20 percent to 33 percent of any past-due benefits the VA owes you and your dependents depending on what the attorney or law firm agrees to with the client. There is never any fee charged from ongoing or future monthly disability checks.
Attorneys Handling VA Claims In Cleveland, Columbus, Lima And All Of Ohio — We Are Fighting For You
In addition to the difficult nature of veterans benefits claims, it often takes many years just to get through the claim process. Although some situations are straightforward, such as those involving amputation of a limb, others are not. Many claims are denied, and others are awarded the lowest possible rating on the first try. Cases involving a shrapnel injury, cut or severed nerves, illness caused by herbicide exposure, improvised explosive device (IED) injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and partial loss of the use of limbs are just a few of the serious injuries that are routinely overlooked or downgraded during the claim process.
Despite these daunting odds, veterans must not give up. The two most important things you can do are:
- Keep fighting for the benefits you deserve
- Hire an attorney who can guide you through the VA claim process
For more information, visit our Veterans Disability FAQ page.
Contact A Dedicated Veterans Benefits Firm
For assistance with your veterans benefits claim in Ohio, contact the law office of Manring & Farrell at 614-678-7199 or online. We have offices in Lima, Columbus and Lebanon, and serve clients throughout Ohio.