Have you Returned From Battle Suffering the Loss of a Limb?
Sadly, thousands of veterans of the U.S. armed forces have returned from battle after suffering the loss of a limb. Many were victims of explosions that damaged limbs beyond repair.
Government reports show that thousands of veterans have experienced amputation injuries in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and unaffiliated conflicts. Fifty percent of these amputations are related to injuries caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
While technology and modern medicine have made things a great deal easier for veterans, losing a limb can still be a devastating event. Many veterans find their lives permanently changed. The loss often affects they way veterans think, feel and act toward the people they care about.
These veterans often find it difficult to support their families. They may need to make claims for VA disability compensation. They also require prosthetic limbs, rehabilitation following the amputation and long-term care.
Improvised Explosive Devices — called IEDs or roadside bombs — have been responsible for about half of combat deaths in Iraq and a third of deaths in Afghanistan since October 2001. Encounters with these bombs are numerous and deadly. But they don't always kill. Often the victims of IEDs experience amputation injury, the loss of legs and arms that change their lives forever.
Get the Help You Need Applying for Disability Benefits
At The Rep For Vets®, our VA-accredited claims agents understand the issues faced by veterans who have experienced traumatic amputations and who require prosthetics. They know that veterans depend on veterans disability compensation to recover. They also know that the process of applying for these disability benefits can be long and frustrating for many veterans. It requires organizing a great deal of information, including medical records before and after the loss of a limb, completing certain forms, and collecting supporting documents and discharge papers.
Our claims agents help veterans who are unhappy with the initial decisions they received from the VA. If you have received your decision, call to talk about your options.
From your ability to get around to the way you feel about yourself, an amputation injury can affect every part of your life. 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 simply complete the online contact form.
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