“Don’t even try to take on the VA without Woods and Woods.“
Mick B., Marine veteran from Indiana
Woods and Woods has won
for veterans since 2016
This page describes some of our landmark victories for veterans. Please remember that past results do not guarantee future performance.
Woods and Woods makes no guarantees except that you won’t pay a penny unless your claim is successful.
Woods and Woods has helped thousands of U.S. veterans around the world win their VA disability claims. Our team brings together VA-accredited attorneys, case managers, medical experts, legal analysts, and support staff. Together, we identify effective legal arguments and gather the necessary evidence to convince the VA to grant veterans the benefits they deserve.
Although legal and ethical standards prevent us from sharing our success rate, we can tell you in 2022 alone, we recovered more than $140 million for veterans nationwide. We plan to do the same this year.
As much as we like to talk about how many veterans we have helped, nothing gives us more pleasure than hearing the individual stories from the veterans and their families we’ve worked with. Here, you’ll find many of their stories in their own words as well as descriptions of some of the real cases we have argued and won.
for an Army veteran from California for mental health conditions.
This Vietnam veteran had been struggling while seeking the compensation they were owed since 1995 when they hired our team in 2014. We won them a 100% rating for their mental health conditions, plus special monthly compensation for aid and attendance. Because of mistakes made by the VA, we were also able to get them missing back pay to their original effective date in 1995.
This Army veteran from Pennsylvania struggled for decades to hold down a job due to their service-connected condition. They reached out to Woods and Woods in 2016, and our team was able to help this client get over 20 years of back pay and TDIU for schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, going forward.
for an Army veteran from Pennsylvania for mental health conditions.
“I can’t thank them enough, enough, enough.”
REGINALD H., MARINE VETERAN
for a Marine / Army veteran from Ohio for headaches, tinnitus, and mental health conditions.
This veteran served in both the Army and Marine Corps through the 70s and 80s. They hired us to help with their claim in 2017 and we won them TDIU back to 2007 for mental health conditions, headaches, and tinnitus, plus special monthly compensation. We also helped them win a 100% rating for their coronary artery disease.
This Marine served at Camp Lejeune where they were continuously exposed to contaminated water. The veteran hired the lawyers at Woods and Woods in 2013 after being denied any impairments or damages. The client was granted DEA, a 100% rating for unspecified depressive disorder, and missing back pay for 10 years.
for a Marine veteran from Florida who was exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
They truly are the veterans attorneys.JoannE O., Army veteran
for a widow of a veteran in Kentucky.
The VA denied a woman in Kentucky her DIC benefits after her husband’s death in 1996. We appealed this decision, proving the veteran’s death was service connected and helping his widow get her full benefits, including nearly $90,000 in missing payments.
This Coast Guard veteran was medically discharged with only a 10% rating. After working with our firm, the veteran from Arizona was awarded DEA, and rated at 100% for coronary artery disease and 60% for higher than normal blood pressure. In total, they received $302,285 from the VA for 8 years of back pay owed to them.
for a Coast Guard veteran from Arizona for coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.
“They gave me one thing I didn’t have
for a whole lot of years — and that was hope.”
JOE J., MARINE VETERAN
for an Air Force veteran in Montana for conditions including sleep apnea, PTSD, and tinnitus.
An Air Force veteran hired Woods and Woods in 2012 after being denied a variety of conditions and benefits. In 2021, the Montana-based client was granted a 70% rating for PTSD and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They were also awarded SMC benefits for housebound individuals, TDIU, and DEA, all with 10 years of back pay.
A surviving spouse in North Carolina started working with our firm in 2019 after being first denied DIC in 2003. Prior to his death, her husband was receiving TDIU for service-connected conditions he developed while serving in the Army from the 1950s through 1970s. We won this widow’s case, proving her husband’s death was service connected and getting her the full benefits she was owed.
for a widow of an Army veteran in North Carolina.
$350,110 for PTSD
A Vietnam veteran from Illinois hired us in 2014 after the VA denied him benefits for PTSD and hypertension and gave him a 0% rating for dermatitis. He Woods and Woods to appeal. In 2019, he was granted 70% for PTSD and received 11 years of back pay. He was also granted 12 years of back pay for TDIU, also known as individual unemployability.
Best thing that could happen to me
I was stressed trying to meet VA deadlines and had a stroke in 2010, with my face paralyzed on the left side. Until one day I decided to have Woods and Woods Attorneys handle my case file. I couldn’t keep up with the appeal process from VA, so Woods was the best thing that could happen to me.
$494,100 for PTSD and other mental health conditions
When a Vietnam vet from California hired us, they had no service-connected disabilities. When we won the case, this veteran was granted a 100% rating for PTSD and multiple other mental health conditions. They were also given SMC and received 12 years of back pay at 100%.
$305,655 for mental health, sleep apnea, and migraines
This Arizona client served in Korea as a solider in the Army for 18 years. In 2012, the veteran was only receiving a 20% rating for lumbar strain. After working with Woods and Woods for eight years, the client from Arizona was granted DEA, a 50% rating for sleep apnea, 50% for migraine headaches, and 100% for acquired psychiatric disorder other than PTSD, diagnosed as depression or mood disorder. The client received 10 years of back pay.
$15,257 for a Vietnam veteran’s widow
This Vietnam veteran’s spouse in Georgia sought DIC benefits after the loss of her husband. Prior to his death, we also represented her husband, an Air Force veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange. We were able to help them both get the full benefits they deserved.
Professional, courteous, and produce results
Woods and Woods represented me with my VA claim and did an excellent job. I was at my wits end dealing with the VA claim process on my own. With all the paperwork and denial after denial. I decided to contact Woods and Woods. They took on my case. From then on they dealt with the VA on my behalf.