Hi, I spent 6.5 years in the army...4 years in a machine gun team in Army Rangers. I got out of the army in 2004 with no physical problems, but recently started having spinal pains. Upon getting an MRI, it was noted that i had a ''mild disc space narrowing and disc desiccation. There is a central disc protrusion compressing the anterior thecal sac.'' I believe that this is the result of carrying heavy rucksacks and marching while I was with the rangers.
I am wondering what my chances of getting a disability is and if you recommend that I get a lawyer.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: VA disability
There is a good probability that you will receive compensation. I has a case similar to this where someone carried a machine gun, M-60 and his rucksack as a grunt in Vietnam. He now receives compensation. Contact PVA or DAV in your area to represent you and file your claim with appropriate documentation.
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