Increasing Number of Veterans Returning Home with Injuries
November 27th, 2012|
Nov. 27, 2012
The number of returning veterans suffering from disabling injuries is the highest it has ever been across the country—especially in Alabama. A recent article from The Birmingham News discussed the different types of injuries and what is being done to better treat our wounded warriors.
Estimates show that more than 20,000 soldiers and veterans are receiving treatment at four Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical facilities in Alabama. Nationwide, nearly half of all returning veterans are seeking compensation for service-related injuries.
New returning veterans are claiming to have sustained an average of between eight and fourteen injuries. This figure is higher than the less than four injuries claimed by Vietnam veterans or the two ailments typically claimed by World War II and Korean War veterans.
A majority of the injuries that VA facilities are treating today tend to be mental disorders, more specifically, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. One new treatment technique those suffering from the disorder and receiving Birmingham Veterans Benefits benefits includes the “Connect To Recovery” program, which gives a cellphone to at-risk veterans in an effort to keep them in touch with medical staff.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers understand how complex the process of filing for veterans disability benefits can be and are here to answer your questions if you are preparing to file a claim or have been denied in the past.