Serving in the armed forces is grueling. It can be extraordinarily hard on your body resulting in debilitating pain. One of the most common injuries suffered by people during their service are back injuries. Back injuries can be serious, limiting your mobility and making it challenging for you to earn a living. If you sustained a back injury during your military service, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits.
In order to obtain VA disability benefits for your back injury, you need to speak with an attorney .At the Veterans Benefits Law Group, we handle a wide range of disability cases on behalf of veterans. We fight to ensure that veterans receive the coverage and compensation they deserve after an injury. If you injured your back while serving, contact our office at (601) 414-3707 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
What Are Common Types of Back Injuries Sustained in the Armed Forces?
Back pain can be caused by a number of factors. It may have been an old injury that became worse over time or it may be a newly caused injury that must be addressed. Any back pain that can be attributed to your military service may be covered by a VA disability claim.
Common back injuries for service members frequently include:
- Bulging discs
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Cervical spine fracture
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Spine impairment
You should not have to suffer through debilitating pain. VA disability benefits can help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Do not wait for the VA to find you. We will guide you through the legal process. You should never have to settle for less.
Filing a Claim for Your Service-Related Back Injury
You may be able to file a claim for your service-related back injury. To be eligible you must be able to show that the back injury occurred during your military service. It is recommended that you be seen by a doctor to receive an accurate diagnosis of your condition. You may also be able to file a claim if you had an underlying condition that was exacerbated or made worse by your service.
It is generally in your best interest to consult with a lawyer prior to filing. An attorney can review your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a back injury. Consulting with an attorney immediately after a workplace account can help ensure that you receive every dollar you deserve.
Understanding VA Disability Ratings
In order to receive disability through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs you will need to receive a VA disability rating.
The VA disability rating ranges from 0% to 100%. Your disability compensation will be adjusted according to your rating. In some cases, however, you may be entitled to additional benefits. For instance if you have severe disabilities or the loss of a limb you might be entitled to additional compensations. Other factors that might impact your compensation include if you have a child, spouse, and dependent parent or if you have a seriously disabled spouse.
Signs and Symptoms of Back Injuries
The signs and symptoms of a serious back injury may be difficult to differentiate in the beginning. Your body may be in shock and unable to absorb the true extent or effects of the harm. It is imperative that you seek medical treatment even if you do not believe that you are seriously injured. Back pain can get worse over time becoming unbearable.
Signs and symptoms of back injuries:
- Pressure in your lower back
- Difficulty moving
- Pain that radiates down the legs
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Numbness or tingling
- Loss of sensation
- Weakness or lack of coordination
What begins as a minor ache or discomfort can quickly become extremely painful. Back injuries are one of the most serious types of injury because they can impact so many other parts of your life.
Did You Suffer a Back Injury As a Result of Your Service?
If you sustained a back injury as a result of your military service, you might be entitled to compensation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Filing a disability claim can be difficult, however, without the help of an attorney. You do not have to do this alone. We are here to help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.
Our law firm has extensive experience handling VA disability claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the benefits you need. Contact our office at (601) 414-3707 to schedule a free case evaluation, All consultations are provided free of charge. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis meaning you pay nothing unless we win. Call now to get started. We proudly serve clients throughout Jackson, MS and the surrounding communities.