VA Disability Appeals

As a United States veteran, you have made huge sacrifices and we thank you for your service and sacrifices. In the aftermath of such sacrifice, you deserve to be compensated for any ensuing and permanent injuries or illness. Unfortunately, obtaining such compensation can be a long and arduous process, particularly if claims are denied. If you or a loved one has been denied VA benefits, do not hesitate to reach out to Bradley Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC. You will receive the legal support you need during this difficult time.

Why Hire An Attorney for VA Benefits

According to the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA):

“Congress intended VA to be a veteran-friendly benefits system. Unfortunately, VA has often subverted that intent. Veterans (and their beneficiaries) with VA appeals need and deserve a professional advocate who knows the law to navigate a complicated bureaucracy. Hiring a professional veterans law practitioner is definitely your best option for obtaining the benefits you or your loved one earned while serving and defending our country. As trained litigators, NOVA members assist veterans by obtaining vital military service records, military medical records, and independent medical opinions regarding veterans’ medical conditions.”

To learn more, see NOVA’s website at https://vetadvocates.org/veterans-help/why-professional-advocacy-is-the-veterans-best-option/

We purposefully maintain a small caseload in order to ensure personal, prompt and attentive service to your appeal. If your claim for VA disability compensation has been denied or you are otherwise unsatisfied with their decision, feel free to get in touch with Bradley Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC for a free consultation.

Attorney Tom Hagen

Tom Hagen is a member of NOVA and has practiced VA disability appeals exclusively since 2013.  He has a long and impressive background in law and in the military, having practiced in civilian and military settings since 1997.   Tom served over 27 years in the Minnesota Army National Guard and retired from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2016.  His service included three overseas deployments with two tours in Iraq with Minnesota’s 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls.”  Tom has also navigated the VA system himself.  His deployed service and his many years as a JAG bring a thorough understanding to what his fellow vets have gone through and what needs to be done. He has served dozens of veterans and has particular experience in mental health, Agent Orange and Korean DMZ Agent Orange claims.

Attorney Michael Bradley

Mike served 8 years in the Minnesota Army National Guard in the Judge Advocate General Corps.  While a JAG officer, he completed Officer Basic and Officer Advanced Courses, which included classes at the JAG school at the University of Virginia.  He served as Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, Troop Command Counsel, Chief of Claims, and Chief of Legal Assistance.

After serving as a military lawyer in the Minnesota Army National Guard, Mike created and was the initial Chairperson of the Military Affairs Committee at the Minnesota State Bar Association.  The Military Affairs Committee immediately became the largest committee of the MSBA.  During military deployments in the mid-2000s, commencing with Bosnia and Kosovo and later Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike helped to create the largest pro bono outreach program of the bar by starting a pro bono program to assist soldier and soldier families in need during deployments. The Military Affairs Committee was subsequently converted to a Section of the MSBA and Mike served on its initial leadership council. This service to veterans through the Military Affairs Committee and Section has been among the most rewarding experiences that he has experienced as a lawyer.

A Legal Resource For Military Veterans Across the Country

Whether you are currently looking to file a claim for VA benefits or have already been denied, you can count on Bradley Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC for support. The Twin Cities law firm is known for its veteran-based legal services throughout the country. Feel free to reach out to Bradley Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC to learn how we may help you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.

Fee Disclosure

Our office provides professional legal services to Veterans when they have been denied disability compensation benefits by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Our fee is contingent on a successful appeal of those denials. This will be discussed in more detail in our retainer fee agreement once we agree to undertake your representation. Veteran benefit appeal services are also offered at no cost by county veteran service officers under Minnesota Statutes Sections 197.603 and 197.604.

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