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Whistleblowers Who Come Forward

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | November 2, 2022 | Firm News

Deciding whether to bring to light an issue in the workplace can be a daunting idea. It takes plenty of courage to take action. There may be days when you want to proceed, and others where you have immense fear about whether your actions are going to come back around and make things harder for… read more

The Most Common Injuries from Truck Accidents

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 29, 2022 | Firm News

Truck Accident Lawyer Truck accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer in an accident. The sheer size and weight of a truck means that if one crashes into you, it’s going to do a lot more damage than if you get hit by a car or small vehicle. When someone… read more

Is There Legal Help For Car Accidents?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | September 25, 2022 | Firm News

Car Accidents Many people may wonder how a law firm or lawyer can help them in a car accident case. They may think that lawyer fees and other charges are expensive. While these fees and charges will vary from firm to firm there is definitely a quality and higher chance of success in a case… read more

Terms & Conditions

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 4, 2022 | Firm News

TERMS AND CONDITIONS These terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern the use of www.afterservice.com (the “Site”). This Site is owned and operated by Gregory Rada. This Site is a blog.By using this Site, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them at all… read more

What Is The Job Of A VA Lawyer?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 24, 2022 | Disability Compensation,Firm News,Legal Update,PTSD Benefits,State Veteran Benefits

In my opinion, a VA representative’s job is two-fold. First, help the veteran win their appeal for disability compensation benefits by obtaining the evidence needed to win the claim and putting forth persuasive legal arguments. Almost as equally important is to review a veteran’s entire VA claims file to determine if any additional past-due benefits… read more

VA Proposes to Change How it Rates Sleep Apnea

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 16, 2022 | Firm News

The VA announced that it is beginning the process of amending its rating criteria for sleep apnea to change the way it assigns ratings. These changes are currently in the proposal stage and are subject to change before they are finalized in the following months. Why is VA Revising the Rating Criteria for Sleep Apnea?… read more

VA Proposes to Eliminate Tinnitus as a Standalone Disability

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 16, 2022 | Firm News

The VA announced that it is beginning the process of amending its regulations to eliminate tinnitus as a standalone disability. Instead, tinnitus will only be evaluated as part of an underlying condition, such as hearing loss, Meniere’s disease, or TBI. Keep in mind this is currently only a proposal and has not been finalized. Why… read more

VA to Amend Rating Criteria for PTSD and Other Mental Disorders

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 16, 2022 | Firm News

The VA announced that it is beginning the process of amending its rating criteria for PTSD and other mental disorders. These changes are currently in the proposal stage and are subject to change before they are finalized in the following months. Why is VA Revising the Rating Criteria for Mental Disorders? The VA continuously revises… read more

How Does VA Rate PTSD and other Psychiatric Disorders?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 8, 2021 | Firm News

A study conducted in the late eighties found that the lifetime prevalence of PTSD among veterans that served during the Vietnam era was 30.9% for men and 26.9% for women. A study conducted in the late nineties estimated the prevalence of PTSD among Gulf War veterans to be 10% to 12%. And a study conducted… read more

VA Attorney Fee Agreements: How Much Does a VA Disability Lawyer Cost?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 8, 2021 | Firm News

Generally, there is no upfront fee for legal representation by a VA disability lawyer. Most VA disability lawyers use contingent fee arrangements. This means that instead of charging by the hour, most VA disability attorneys receive a percentage of the veteran’s past-due benefits (back pay) that is won on appeal. So, hiring a VA disability… read more