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VA Disability Attorneys

One of the largest law firms in the country practicing solely in the area of Veterans’ benefits.

Managed by former VA attorneys. We know the journey and can get you through.

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During the Vietnam War, an herbicide known as Agent Orange was used to eradicate the heavy jungle forest to make it easier for troops to avoid ambush. We now know these herbicides contained toxic chemicals, predisposing Veterans to an increased risk of developing certain medical conditions.

Beginning with the Gulf War in 1990, the military used open-air combustion as waste management for large-scale refuse disposal at most U.S. military installations in Southwest Asia. More than 50 tons per day of toxic materials were burned, including human and medical waste, ammunition, metals, and plastic.

There are two appeal options when the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) decides on a claim. Appealing to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has numerous advantages.

DIC is a tax-free monthly benefit paid to a qualifying surviving dependent of a deceased Veteran. If eligible, a surviving dependent can submit a claim to VA for compensation at any time.

Glioblastoma Multiforme is a type of Central Nervous System (CNS) malignant brain tumor linked to Agent Orange exposure. While VA has not added Glioblastoma Multiforme to the list of presumptive medical conditions based on Agent Orange exposure, it’s still possible to prevail in these claims.

TDIU is a VA benefit, which makes it possible for the Veteran to be paid by VA at the 100 percent rate, even if their combined rating is less than 100 percent. Many Veterans rated at less than 100 percent disabled by VA cannot work due to their service-connected disabilities.

VA defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST) as “psychological trauma resulting from a physical assault of a sexual nature, a battery of a sexual nature, or sexual harassment which occurred while the Veteran was serving on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training” and it defines sexual harassment as “repeated, unsolicited verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature which is threatening in character.”

PTSD is a mental health disorder that some Veterans develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. If these symptoms do not go away, or if they get worse, the Veteran may be experiencing PTSD. 

When VA sends a Rating Decision, Veterans should carefully review it to make sure VA sets the correct effective date for the disability benefits. The effective date of the claim is important because it sets the start date of when VA begins paying disability compensation or pension.

Service connection, also known as VA disability compensation, is a monthly tax-free benefit that can be awarded to a Veteran. There is no time limit to file a claim for service connection. Some Veterans do not begin suffering from possible service-connected medical symptoms until several years after their military discharge.

According to VA, TBI often results from a “blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating the brain.” TBIs can be caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), vehicle collisions, physical assaults, training accidents, or combat injuries. Recent research shows that both head injuries and full-body traumas can cause TBIs and can be associated with or without a loss of consciousness.

Meet The Managing Partners

Joe Moore & Glenn Bergmann

Former VA Attorneys Bergmann & Moore helping Veterans.

Founded in 2004, Bergmann & Moore is a leading law firm recognized for providing quality representation to Veterans and their families.


How Can Bergmann & Moore Help Me?

For years, you’ve been fighting for VA disability benefits.  At Bergmann & Moore, we know you are frustrated at VA’s repeated mistakes and decisions that don’t make sense. Here’s what Bergmann & Moore does for you as VA Disability Attorneys:

  • Bergmann & Moore aggressively represents Veterans and their families against VA.
  • Our attorneys review the Board’s decision to find the Board’s mistakes so you can prevail at the Court.
  • Our attorneys identify ways to obtain the highest benefits available under the law.
  • Bergmann & Moore welcomes all types of cases, and we focus on difficult disability claim appeals.

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