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Connecticut Veterans Disability Benefits Appeal Lawyers


Were You Denied VA Benefits? We Can Help!

If you have had a claim for disability benefits denied by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you have the right to request the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) review the decision on your claim.

While an applicant can file an appeal for any reason, most appeal a decision because they were either denied benefits for a disability they believe occurred during service or their disability is more severe than rated by the VA.

How to File an Appeal

There are several steps to follow in appealing a determination on a claim for disability benefits from the VA.

To file an appeal, an applicant must adhere to the following process:

  • Notice of Disagreement: The applicant submits a written statement explaining why they disagree with the decision and expresses their wish to appeal.
  • Statement of the Case: The VA sends the applicant a document explaining the evidence, laws, and regulations used to determine the applicant’s claim.
  • Substantive Appeal: The applicant completes an appeal form (VA Form 9) and submits it to whichever VA office has the applicant’s records on file.
  • BVA Evaluation: The Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) evaluates the applicant’s appeal, decides on their claim, and issues a determination in the mail.
  • BVA Hearing: If an applicant disagrees with a determination, they can go before a board member. The BVA may then remand the claim to a local office.
  • Court of Appeals: If an applicant disagrees with a BVA hearing decision, they may file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

You Have the Right to Counsel

An applicant for VA disability benefits has the right to have an attorney present at their evaluation, during their hearing, and in front of the court.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Connecticut veterans disability benefits appeal attorneys can help you prepare your appeal. We can handle your entire appeal and will stand with you during every step of the process. Don’t face the BVA alone. Let Carter Mario Law Firm help you get the full, fair disability benefits you’re owed.

Contact us online or call (203) 571-3858 to find out how Carter Mario Law Firm can help you today. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


$17M

Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

$3.9M

Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

$3.3M

Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

$2.6M

Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.

$2.5M

Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

  • A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

  • Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

  • Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

  • We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

  • Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

You Pay Us Nothing Until
We Win Your Case

Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!



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