Attorney for VA Benefits Cases. You served. You deserve your veterans benefits.
Dealing with the VA bureaucracy can be maddening. Seemingly simple claims can take years to resolve. You deserve your veterans benefits.
Whether you're former Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, we've got your back.
The office of Sean Kendall, Attorney-at-Law, has been advocating for military veterans for more than 20 years before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
No one gets left behind with our firm.
Veterans' benefits lawyer Sean Kendall has been working to help veterans since his student days at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. In fact, he has been actively studying and pursuing justice for veterans since the inception of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in 1988, participating in precedent-setting cases such as Ephraim v. Brown (S Vet. App. 549).
Since starting his own practice in the early 1990s, Sean has been helping veterans on thousands of cases all over the U.S. His travels include recent cases in California, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Colorado, and other Western States.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is one of the few federal courts created since the colonies became states and ratified the United States Constitution. Prior to the court's creation, there was no judicial recourse for veterans who were denied their promised benefits. Imagine, no judicial forum for veterans from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War to the Great War, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Thankfully, the VA no longer has the final say when it comes to your benefits. Sean Kendall has extensive experience handling all kinds of claims before the VA and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, including claims for:
- Physical traumas/disabilities: including lower back disabilities, cervical spine injuries, and gunshot wounds (GSWs)
- Psychiatric traumas/disabilities: including service-connected schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Employment Issues: If you can't work due to your service-related disorders, you should be paid at the 100 percent rate.
Winning the battle with the bureaucrats and prevailing in your VA disability case often depends on having the right expert witness to testify in your case.
Sean Kendall has collaborated with a network of experts to win claims worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients. He also continues to work extensively with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), and is even helping our newest veterans who've served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has appeared in court before all of the current judges of the veterans' appeals court and knows the right things to say to help you win on your day in court.
If you're a veteran of any branch of the U.S. military with a physical or emotional disability claim against the VA, contact an experienced VA attorney today at (877) 629-1712. Call toll free now. You served. You deserve your benefits.
Our office represents veterans affairs claims nationwide and provides free legal consults for returning soldiers.
If you served in the Vietnam Conflict, or a family member, and have not been granted medical disability benefit for conditions caused by Agent Orange exposure our law office may be of assistance to you.
Many cases involving TBI patients require medical expertise and substantial documentation. Often, the VA does not properly evaluate TBI claims, and fails to fully address the long-term symptoms associated with the illness. It is best to contact a professional who has experience with TBI-related cases. Sean Kendall's office has worked with veterans claims for over 20 years.
A variety of benefits and services are offered to the spouses, children, and parents of veterans who are either deceased or disabled with a service-connected disability. But oftentimes the VA denies their claims or the claimants are unaware of their eligibility.
I help veterans in their claims for a 100 percent disability rating based on their service-connected disabilities preventing them from working.
In July 2010, VA finalized regulations that liberalize the evidentiary standard for veterans in a war zone claiming service connection for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This regulation will now simplify and streamline the processing of PTSD claims. A veteran will now be able to establish the occurrence of an in-service stressor through his or her own lay testimony, if:
1) the veteran is diagnosed with PTSD,
2) a VA psychiatrist or psychologist, or a psychiatrist or psychologist with whom VA has contracted, confirms that the claimed stressor is adequate to support a PTSD diagnosis,
3) the veteran’s symptoms are related to the stressor, and
4) the claimed stressor is consistent with the places, types, and circumstances of the veteran’s service and the record provides no clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.
The hope by this change in regulation is that the claims process will be faster without requiring the VA to search for records and verify stressor accounts, and that a veteran will not be penalized for poor record keeping by the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding stressful incidents.
I help veterans with their claims for Service-Connection for Physical Disabilities. This includes claims for service-connection for lower back injuries, injuries to the cervical spine, injuries and disease of the extremities, and other types of injuries to the body.
Gulf War syndrome (GWS), also known as Gulf War illness (GWI), is a chronic multisymptom disorder affecting returning military veterans and civilian workers of the Persian Gulf War.[ A wide range of acute and chronic symptoms have been linked to it, including fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, rashes and diarrhea. Approximately 250,000 of the 697,000 veterans who served in the 1991 Gulf War are afflicted with enduring chronic multi-symptom illness, a condition with serious consequences.
From 1995 to 2005, the health of combat veterans worsened in comparison with nondeployed veterans, with the onset of more new chronic diseases, functional impairment, repeated clinic visits and hospitalizations, chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, and greater persistence of adverse health incidents.
According to a report by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, it showed that veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan may also suffer from the syndrome.
Suggested causes have included depleted uranium, sarin gas, smoke from burning oil wells, vaccinations, combat stress and psychological factors, though only pyridostigmine (an antitoxin for nerve agents) and organophosphate pesticides have been conclusively linked.
The office of Sean Kendall, Attorney-at-Law, helps veterans obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. If you are dealing with a VA claim, we may be able to help you. Sean is experienced in VA law and can provide answers to your questions.
Attorneys fees for representation before the VA are often a question. The standard fee authorized by Congress is a fee of 20% of the past-due benefits received by a veteran or family member. Under my contract with my clients, and the rules of the VA, the 20 percent of past-due benefits is witheld by the VA and paid as attorney fees. This fee is only paid upon VA review.