I contacted Woods and Woods sometime between 2010 – 2011. I was rated by the VA for 40% DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease). I had back problems and mental health issues once leaving the army and received treatment for all my ailments since leaving the army. When I discharged from the army I didn’t know about compensation and when I did find out, and finally applied I recieved 10% for DDD. I fought for years to get an upgrade on my back only reaching 40% respectfully.
I was experiencing depression, homeless, and many other issues when I contacted the firm.
Jessica was put on my case, she contacted me, sent me forms, and after she reviewed my case and I spoke with the doctor, we decided my mental health problems would be my focus. I was skeptical because I didn’t believe it would work out. She thought though with a rating on my depression and with the 40% I had already we could possibly raise my rating to 70-80%, maybe TDIU.
We were both wrong, I am now rated 100% total and permanently disabled, and the appeal I had on my back prior to filing for PTSD, looks like it will work out for me also. I don’t know someone else’s experience but I do know my own, I came to Woods and Woods with my medical records which was over ten years of documentation and they won my case. I write this to thank them, and for any veteran who is interested in finding a law group to fight for them.
We veterans sometimes get in our own way and don’t have enough documentation sometimes, it doesn’t mean we are not hurting, it just means the burden of proof has not been met.
Woods and Woods helped me, and I know they can help others. Thank you Woods and Woods.
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