Veteran’s Disability Attorneys

If you are a veteran of the armed forces and have found yourself injured, your first priority should be focusing on recovery. You provided invaluable help during your time as a service member —it’s time to let us help you.

What Qualifies Me for Veteran’s Benefits?

In order to qualify for veteran’s benefits, you must be considered a military veteran, meaning you must have:

  • Served in the Uniformed Services on active duty;
  • Been on active duty for trainings; or
  • Been on inactive duty for training, been discharged under conditions that weren’t dishonorable, and be at least 10% disabled by a condition that was brought about by your job.

Common disabilities that are incurred while in the armed forces include physical disabilities, such as:

  • Paralysis
  • Blindness
  • Hearing loss
  • Amputation of a limb
  • Traumatic brain injuries, which are a large cause of injury among veterans who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq

Mental health issues, including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Exposure to toxic substances, such as:

  • Agent Orange
  • Radiation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herbicides

Unless you have a “presumed disability,” you will need to be able to provide medical evidence of your injury. Specifically, you will need to prove that your injury is both current and was brought about by your time in the military rather than by outside circumstances.

Presumed disabilities do not require this proof, and include:

  • Being a former prisoner of war
  • Chronic diseases that were discovered within a certain period of time after being discharged
  • Exposure to radiation or mustard gas
  • Exposure to herbicides (serving in Vietnam)
  • Serving in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War
Disability Compensation

Disability compensation is a financial benefit that is paid to you if you are at least 10% disabled by a disease or injury that was obtained or worsened during active duty. If you have a disability that is related to one you obtained during service, you may be compensated for the injury, disease, or even a secondary injury that occurred after your service has ended. These disabilities can be related to physical or mental health problems. The more disabling your injury is, the more compensation you may be eligible to receive per month.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

This type of financial benefit is available to a spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died while on duty, or who died as a result of injuries that they obtained during their service.

Special Monthly Compensation

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a benefit that can be paid due to certain circumstances of an injury, such as the loss of a limb or blindness. This type of service can help veterans who need additional assistance as a result of their injuries.

Additional Services

Other services available to disabled veterans include:

  • Adapted housing grants
  • Service-Disable Veterans’ Insurance
  • Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance

Lawyers can be extremely helpful during the entire veterans’ benefit process. Evidence needs to prove that the disability that you suffer from was due to something that happened while you were performing your job as a service member. An attorney can help you during this complicated process and obtain proof, such as medical records and expert witnesses who will testify on your behalf. To speak with a team member at Hughes & Coleman today, call or fill out a case evaluation form online.

If you have waited to contact an attorney because you don’t think you will be able to pay the fees associated with representation, don’t wait a second longer. The attorneys at Hughes & Coleman work on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay your attorney if you receive benefits. If your attorney can’t help you get the compensation that you deserve, then you can walk away without owing a penny for the representation you received. You’ve got nothing to lose. Call or fill out a case evaluation form today.

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Our qualified legal team can help you get started today on getting your Veterans disability benefits. It’s important to begin the process as soon as possible after discovery of your disability since the VA can take months or sometimes years to approve benefits. Working with our team can expedite the process and get you on your way to receiving benefits sooner.

You served our country – now let us serve you.

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We serve clients across Tennessee and Kentucky and we have several offices throughout both states. See all of our locations and contact us today.

Kentucky Locations


1256 Campbell Ln #201

Bowling Green, KY 42104

Phone: (270) 782-6000



2110 N Dixie Hwy #102

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: (270) 737-0640



5004 Poplar Level Rd

Louisville, KY 40219

Phone: (502) 585-4025



3618 Dixie Hwy

Louisville, KY 40216

Phone: (502) 585-4693



211 E New Circle Rd

Lexington, KY 40505

Phone: (859) 260-1722


Tennessee Locations


446 James Robertson Pkwy #100

Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: (615) 255-9100



1501 Memorial Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: (615) 907-0687



323 N Riverside Dr #100

Clarksville, TN 37040

Phone: (931) 546-7200



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Columbia, TN 38401

Phone: (931) 505-7040



126 W Eastland Ave

Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone: (615) 451-4288