Individual Unemployability: What To Know

March 15, 2023 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

As a veteran, you deserve the best care and support available, especially if you’ve been injured while serving your country. Unfortunately, obtaining proper compensation and assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a difficult and frustrating process.

In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of getting proper care and support after experiencing an injury, the challenges that veterans may face when trying to get help, and how a VA lawyer can help. We’ll also provide information on VA individual unemployment and the Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) rating, and offer tips on finding the right lawyer for your needs.

Why Should I Seek Compensation For My Injuries As A Veteran?

As a VA individual unemployability lawyer like our good friend Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law can explain, getting used to civilian life is hard enough without worrying about medical bills and whether or not you can find a job after your service. Medical care is expensive, and if you’ve suffered a serious injury during your active duty, you shouldn’t be abandoned. You’ll need money to pay for any rehabilitation, and you’ll need money to help you adjust to your new life.

What Is An In-Service Precipitating Disease, Injury, Or Event?

An in-service precipitating disease, injury, or event is the actual injury that you experienced on active duty. However, if you want to collect benefits on account of this injury (or injuries) you have to provide evidence that you were injured in the first place. You’ll also need to provide evidence that your injury was a result of your service.

What Is The TDIU Rating System?

Every service-connected disability will receive a percent rating based on how much benefits you’ll receive from the VA. This ranges from 10% for injuries like tinnitus, all the way to 100% for injuries such as two or more paralyzed or amputated limbs.

A 100% rating for a single disability means you qualify for the largest VA payout possible for your injuries. A TDIU means your injuries weren’t 100%, but you aren’t able to acquire a gainful occupation.

Why Is It Important To Get In Touch With A VA Disability Lawyer?

After your service, you’ll want some way to stay afloat, whether it’s through work or VA support. But sometimes you either can’t find a job or can’t get a job because of your injuries.

If the VA isn’t supporting you, the right lawyer can help you get the money you deserve. The right lawyer can also help you balance out all your paperwork. Not all lawyers are created equal, so look for a firm that offers personalized case management, and free consultations. If your lawyer served in the military, there’s a greater chance he or she will understand what you’re dealing with.

How Can A VA Disability Lawyer Help With Individual Unemployment?

A Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) rating determines how much a veteran is paid for injuries. If you qualify for TDIU, you can get paid as if you were rated 100% disabled. The right lawyer can help you determine if you qualify for TDIU and help you navigate the claims process.

If you’re a veteran who has been injured while on active duty, you deserve to be looked after. Get in touch with a lawyer today to learn more about how they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. also have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.


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