Do You Need Financial Backup after Jet Fuel Exposure in the Military?

If you served in the U.S. Air Force or other branches of the military where you worked around aircraft, extensive exposure to jet fuel could’ve left you with lasting damage to your health.

You can get financial compensation for these health problems—and get your medical treatment paid for—through veterans’ disability benefits.

Veterans’ disability benefits are designed to support you when serving your country caused illness or injury. Benefits give you the financial relief you need to live a life of greater stability and peace.

The only problem is that the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) often rejects claims. Or it gives you a disability rating that places the size of your benefit checks too low.

Getting VA benefits for jet fuel exposure involves confirming to them how you were exposed and how it affects you.

The VA benefits lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you gather medical evidence and show why you need benefits.

We help people across Ohio, and after working with us to get your benefits, we want you to look back and think, “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    How You Could Have Been Harmfully Exposed to Jet Fuel during Military Service

    The VA acknowledges that some veterans have experienced harmful exposures to jet fuel during military service.

    U.S. Air Force and other military aircraft use jet fuels like JP-4, JP-5, JP-7 and JP-8. (JP stands for jet propellant.)

    You could’ve had too much direct contact with jet fuel during your service in many ways:

    • Working in manufacturing the fuel
    • Transporting the fuel
    • Working with military aircraft
    • Breathing air contaminated with evaporated fuel
    • Drinking water contaminated with leaked jet fuel
    • Swimming in water contaminated with leaked fuel
    • Coming into contact with soil contaminated with spilled fuel
    • Living near a disposal site for jet fuel

    The key to any veterans’ disability claim is showing the VA how your illness was connected to your service.

    Veterans’ disability attorneys at HNB Law can help you document when and where your service put you dangerously close to jet fuel.

    We can help you get answers to your questions about veterans’ disability benefits.

    Your first question may be: Do I have a strong case?

    We can help you determine that, too, by offering an initial evaluation of your situation FOR FREE.

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    Jet Fuel Exposure Damage that Can Qualify You for VA Benefits

    The list of health problems that can result from harmful exposure to jet fuel is stunningly long and varied, including:

    • Migraine headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Sleep problems including sleep apnea
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Seizures
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Memory loss
    • Irritability
    • Nervous system damage
    • Reduced performance on neurological tests
    • Lung disease and damage (including painful breathing and feelings of suffocation)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Cancers (including lymphoma and leukemia)
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Heart attack and other heart conditions
    • Thyroid disease
    • Gulf War syndrome
    • Chronic multi-symptom illness
    • Gastrointestinal damage
    • Immune system weakness
    • Hearing loss
    • Skin damage

    With so many illnesses associated with jet fuel exposure, there are multiple paths to getting disability benefits.

    But jet fuel exposure disability claims are also complicated. The veterans’ disability lawyers at HNB can gather the facts and medical evidence you need to argue for a disability rating that fairly reflects how your exposure to jet fuel in the military has altered your life.

    If you’re still living with painful consequences of your military service, let us help you win compensation to give you a greater foundation for well-being going forward.

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