Veterans' Joint Damage: Injuries to Legs, Knees and Ankles
Injuries to legs, knees and ankles can make everyday mobility a challenge. This can be especially devastating to military veterans who are used to an active lifestyle. If an injury to your lower extremities keeps you from doing the things you once enjoyed, you should know that you have options. You may be eligible for VA disability compensation benefits.
The VA-accredited claims agents at The Rep For Vets® can help you get this compensation. They are dedicated to helping military veterans nationwide get the resources needed to move forward after experiencing conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteomyelitis/septic arthritis
- Multiple joint disease
Accidents That Cause Leg, Knee and Ankle Injuries
Leg, knee and ankle injuries are some of the most common injuries soldiers experience. These injuries occur in many different types of accidents, like car accidents. Passengers involved in car crashes often have their knees and legs smashed into the dashboard, even while wearing a seat belt. This can result in a meniscus tear — tearing of the cartilage in the knee — and can require extensive therapy and surgery.
Injuries to legs, knees, ankles and other joints also occur in rough helicopter and aircraft landings or in other accidents where servicemen and women are jolted to the ground from a substantial height.
Many veterans seek help from lawyers or disability claims agents for assistance. If you are a veteran of the United States who is struggling with a disability from a service-connected joint injury, let our VA-accredited claims agents help you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Call 888-573-7838 for a free initial consultation or complete the online contact form.