Veterans who suffered injuries to the extremities during their military service may be entitled to disability benefits for a catastrophic or cumulative trauma injury to the arms or legs.

Injuries to the limbs and joints may involve:

  • Legs, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, feet
  • Arms, shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands
  • Muscle injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Arm or leg problems caused by a back or spinal injury

An accident with enough force can result in trauma to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Overuse and repetitive motions can cause cumulative trauma injuries to these soft tissues as well. A separate claim is required for these types of injuries.

Cumulative trauma injuries may also affect the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. Repetitive motions such as lifting or carrying heavy items, walking on uneven surfaces, or operating machinery can cause these types of injuries. A cumulative trauma injury can cause pain, tingling, burning, discomfort, numbness, or reduced range of motion that may be significant enough to prevent you from performing work or daily tasks.

For injuries to the extremities and hips, you can make a separate benefits claim for each injured body part. Claims may be submitted for the right hip, left hip, right foot, left foot, etc. We can discuss these claims with you.

To speak with one of our team members, please call (888) 883-2483 or contact us online.