Williams Cuker Berezofsky has a long and proud history of protecting the rights of disabled military veterans and their families. It began with work on behalf of those American soldiers who contracted cancer from the pervasive use of the herbicide Agent Orange in the jungles of Vietnam. This culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court victory (Stephenson v. Dow Chemical Company) that upheld the due process claims of those whose cancers were caused by their participation in the Vietnam War. More recently, WCB settled a class action insuring that widowed spouses of veterans would be eligible to receive Veterans Administration Improved Pension [“VAIP”] benefits.
“You’ll be at a baseball game and members of the military are there and they might get a standing ovation from the crowd. That’s nice, but it’s just lip service. What our veterans need and deserve is a response to their real problems and issues, whether mental, physical or emotional. Yet every administration resists paying benefits to these men and women. We represent soldiers going as far back as World War II, Korea, Vietnam. It’s shameful.”
— Gerald Williams
Williams Cuker Berezofsky has also represented dozens of veterans in claims for service-connected disability benefits, due to a variety of conditions, including cancer, hearing loss, and other traumatic injuries.
Veterans’ claims are often routinely denied in the VA’s initial review process. Appealing these denials can be a complicated, frustrating process. Under recent revisions of the law, experienced lawyers are now permitted to represent veterans in appeals from benefit denials. Gerald Williams and Beth Cole of Williams Cuker Berezofsky are licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans claims on behalf of those denied federal benefits in death and disability claims. In partnership with Steve Pennington of the Center for Disability Law and Policy, they continue to work with veterans who seek the benefits to which they are entitled. If you have been denied benefits by the VA, or wish to speak to an experienced Pennsylvania veterans lawyer regarding the process, please contact us online or call 215-557-0099 or 856-667-0500. Protecting the rights of veterans throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the country.