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Veteran Legal Representation

Our goal at Dickey Anderson Law Firm is to serve and advise the whole Veteran. We can represent you and your family before the VA in claims for service-connected injuries. If your Original Claim is accepted by the VA without a denial, our services are pro bono. Call us for a confidential discussion with one of our attorneys to see how we can help.


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Claim Denied?

It is common for the initial application for veterans' disability benefits to be denied. However, denials of benefits can be appealed. Many of these claims are either approved after the VA reviews them or even given a higher rating on appeal.

Most disabled veterans get the benefits they need through the appeals process.

If your case is denied, we represent your case before the Board of Advocates. We will use a private physician's medical opinion regarding whether or not your claimed injury is service-related.

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Now Helping Veterans with Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

Camp Lejeune Claims
Over the decades, millions lived and worked at Camp Lejeune and the surrounding military bases.Marines (and their families) had exposure to these toxins by drinking and bathing in the water. The toxic water has been linked to severe health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, miscarriages, and damage to major organs.

Qualifying for Veterans' Benefits.

The United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to veterans and their eligible dependents.
Service-Connected Disability Compensation

Service-Connected Disability Compensation

This form of compensation is for injuries or diseases from or aggravated by service in the US military.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

These benefits are paid to survivors of veterans who died from service-connected disabilities or a service-related accident not caused by hostile action.

To apply for these Veterans' benefits, the service member must have served at least one day on active duty and have a qualifying disability to be eligible for any VA benefits.

Claim Denied?

We Will Handle Your Appeal

It is common for the initial application for veterans' disability benefits to be denied. However, denials of benefits can be appealed. Many of these claims are either approved after the VA reviews them or even given a higher rating on appeal.

Most disabled veterans get the benefits they need through the appeals process.

If your case is denied, we are certified to represent your case before the board of advocates. We will use a private physician's medical opinion regarding whether or not your claimed injury is service-related.
VA Claims

Don't Give Up

Our attorneys and medical consultants will form their own opinion of whether or not the injury is service-related and get you the results you deserve.

Advocating for Veterans

Veterans and their families face unique challenges when a loved one faces a disabling injury. When that injury is progressive, the Veteran suffering from it may experience increasing disability over time after active service is completed.

In most of these cases, the Veteran's Affairs assessors are hesitant to accept they are responsible, even when it may seem obvious to the Veteran and their family.

If you are a Veteran or a Veteran's immediate family, and this experience sounds familiar to you, call us for a free evaluation. We will help you determine the best path forward.

Advocating for Veterans

Veterans and Awardable Injuries Missed by the VA Assessors

The VA disability process allows veterans or their immediate family to appeal any injuries they feel may qualify, but the VA's assessors haven't yet granted. Individual filers applying for an appeal will face an administrative Judge and must overcome the weight of the VA assessor's opinion. 

Your best chance of being awarded Veterans' benefits is when you have your own medical opinion. Our law firm will get a qualified doctor's medical opinion to support your appeal, and we will present it to the administrative Judge on your behalf.

Increase Your Disability Rating

Once your claim for disability benefits has been approved, you can request a higher VA rating any time you need one. The VA is aware that this change may occur over time, which is expected as you get older.

Dickey Anderson Law Firm can help you get your VA disability rating increased.  The VA frequently grants a service connection to an injury without a rating.  If this has happened to you, we can help you pursue a revised rating with the assistance of qualified medical evaluators.  

VA Disability Benefits Claim Types

Individual Unemployability Benefits

  • Individual Unemployability Appeals
  • Individual Unemployability Back Pay Claims
  • Individual Unemployability Denials
  • Permanent and Total Disability Claims
  • Total Disability Individual Unemployability

VA Disability Applications

  • VA Disability Ratings
  • Aid and Attendance Benefits
  • Applying for VA Disability Benefits
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • DIC Veteran Widow Benefits

Chemical & Toxic Exposure Claims

  • Agent Orange Veterans Benefits
  • Burn Pit Exposure Claims
  • Camp Lejeune Claims
  • Cancer Veterans Benefits
  • Contaminated Groundwater Claims
  • Gulf War Syndrome Benefits
  • Mesothelioma Veterans Benefits
  • Military Base Toxic Exposure
  • Thyroid Disorder Benefits

VA Disability Appeals

  • Appeal Claims
  • BVA Appeals
  • Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE) Claims
  • Denials
  • Ratings Increase Claim

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress-Disorder is one of the most common but underreported service-related injuries in Veterans that served in a combat zone or other deployment downrange.

Many of those same Veterans are or were proud combat-ready service members. Who are aware that an active duty treatment for PTSD might prevent them from continuing to fight with their fellow soldiers.

Many Veterans face a point in their service where they've considered asking for help for mental health.

If you have PTSD, it may not matter whether or not you're on active duty or post-service. The effects linger for a lifetime and impact your loved ones.

If you're a Veteran concerned about the reporting of PTSD to any entity, especially the VA, call and discuss it with us. We can have your situation reviewed by medical consultants and find you the help you need. We will help you whether you seek to report it for compensation to the VA or choose to keep it a private matter.

Most common physical disabilities

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head Injury
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Disorder
  • Knee Pain & Injuries
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Battle Injury
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Disorder
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Varicose Veins

Meet Our Veterans' Advocate Attorney

William Anderson

Veterans' Advocate Attorney
Advocating for Veterans

After many years of working with Veterans in personal injury claims against private companies, William realized that his clients who served in the military were not receiving the benefits they had earned. This realization inspired him to become a certified Veterans' Advocate to help his clients with Veterans' Benefits claims.

William's prior experience has involved assisting municipal and state law enforcement officers in the context of their Workers' Compensation claims and as against private parties, such as the drunk drivers that frequently hit our patrol officers on the highway. Call today and see if William can help you with your claim.

Advocating for Veterans

Aaron K. Dickey

Managing Partner Attorney
Advocating for Veterans

Aaron Dickey is the senior managing partner for the Dickey Anderson Law Firm, LLC. Aaron has spent over 20 years helping families with product liability and personal injury lawsuits. Aaron has recovered over a billion dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients in his career.

Aaron Dickey and William Anderson founded Dickey Anderson to help Veterans as they saw that Veterans had legal needs beyond their product liability and personal injury practice. Aaron has won compensation for over a thousand veterans in his asbestos and pharmaceutical work and wanted to have a way to help Veterans' who were denied their benefits.

Advocating for Veterans


Why was my claim for Veterans' Benefits denied?

Your claim for Veterans' benefits may have been denied because the person reviewing your potential claim did not have all the information needed to determine that your injury or disability is service-connected. Often it takes the efforts of an attorney to succeed once the VA has denied a claim. Call us and let us help.

How long to get Veterans' benefits?

Receiving Veterans' benefits can take several months to several years to receive an award of your Veterans' Benefits. You can apply without an attorney; however, we believe that our attorneys' extra effort and the additional medical support that we can provide your claim will help you get the best result possible as fast as possible.

Can you handle my Veterans' Benefits claim Pro Bono?

Yes, we can handle your Veteran's Benefits claim Pro Bono, Latin for "for good," which means you would not be asked to pay for our legal services. If you have not yet applied for Veterans' Benefits, or if you have filed for and have not received a decision from the VA, then we will help you, Pro Bono. However, if your claim is denied (or requires an appeal in front of the Board of Advocates or federal court), the court may award our law firm if we prevail in your case.