Common Navy Disabilities

While Sailors find themselves in many different roles all over the world, from the construction-related hazards experienced by Seabees to the cramped quarters endured by the Silent Service, there are common Navy disabilities and injuries that Navy Veterans are more prone to. In this article, we will outline some of…

by Joe R. Pilgrim, Attorney at Law and US Navy Veteran A common question is asked when we speak with Veterans that have been turned down for VA disability benefits: how long will my appeal take?  This is a good question but a difficult one to answer because we, as…

By R. Joseph Pilgrim, Veterans Attorney Service in the US Navy is different than that of any other branch, as life aboard ships presents hazards many may not be aware of. From using different chemicals to working on the flight deck, shipboard life presents many opportunities for illness and injury.…

If you are one of the many veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you are entitled to understand your Second Amendment rights. Every state has different gun laws, so it is essential to review local laws or consult a veterans’ law attorney to determine if your PTSD could prevent…

Cold War Service in Europe

Many veterans don’t realize that they don’t need to have served during a time of war or in a combat zone to be entitled to disability compensation from the VA. Any injuries that occur during active service are compensable, and that includes injuries that occur while training. In addition, training accidents may result in…