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Veterans Law

At Grimes Teich Anderson, we proudly serve veterans and their families, nationwide, who have bravely served our country. Our Veterans Law practice includes the following areas, please click on a link in one of the following areas and you will be directed to that specific page:

Why Hire an Attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson?

Although many veterans do successfully navigate the VA and other federal systems on their own, there are many times when retaining an attorney could result in a more favorable result to the veteran. Each year thousands of veterans have their claims evaluated incompletely or incorrectly, leading to under-valued or denied claims. At Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP, our understanding of the statutes, rules, regulations, and case law helps our attorneys persuade the VA, other federal agencies, and the court if necessary, what the proper elements of each claim are and how they are met.

Our deep and personal experience of military service, service-connected disabilities, and the effect these disabilities have upon the veteran and his or her family enables us to recognize support for a claim and mitigate contrary evidence. We know why veterans do not go to sick-call at the first sign of an injury. We know why service members often prefer to soldier-through a disability as opposed to seeking help. We know that veterans are often reluctant to air their losses or discuss tragic experiences and often turn to self-medication instead of seeking mental health treatment. We know the soldier-side of VA healthcare and benefits intimately.

Our Veterans Affairs attorneys can help assist you in receiving a proper evaluation by the VA and other federal agencies and, if necessary, before the courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Free Consultation

If you are a veteran of military service anywhere in the United States and have an issue with any of the above listed veterans law areas, including a denial of a claim for VA disability compensation, think you have been given an inappropriately low disability rating, or are unsure about a potential claim, contact Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP, and ask for your free consultation to speak with a veterans’ disability compensation attorney.

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USERRA and FMLA Protections for Service Members

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the job rights and insurance rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has specific military family leave provisions for family members of the National Guard and Reserves for qualifying exigency leave and military caregiver leave.

At Grimes Teich Anderson, we protect the employment rights of members of the uniformed services and their families.

Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP, has law offices located in Asheville, Rutherfordton, Waynesville, Franklin, and Spruce Pine, North Carolina and Greenville, Gaffney, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Call Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

Client Reviews
Mr. Anderson represented my husband, Duane Carter during a recent car accident claim. We were try to get the medical bills and pain reimbursement resolved with the insurance company. They were great at keeping us current with any progress or problems that occurred during the process of our claim. The law firm of Grimes, Teich & Anderson are very people oriented and care deeply about their clients. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation use this law firm to resolve their claim. Duane C. & Tammey C.
Brian, I want to thank you and Ms. Willetts for all of your help during the appeal. Your expertise and approachable personality was truly welcomed, and having you present for the SSA hearing reduced my anxieties about the process. I will gladly refer others to you if they are needing assistance with disability or injury. If I were to encounter trouble with the SSA in the future, you will be my first contact. Your professionalism is a step above. Will Pitman
All veterans with a claim feeling you don't have a chance or feel defeated need to make contact with Grimes Teich Anderson and let qualified personnel get you through claims procedures. They will evaluate your claim and work through it with you from beginning to end and treat you with compassion and caring. William E.
We received exceptional assistance with a very difficult situation. Jessica Leaven and her team were thorough and clear throughout the entire process. We are grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to others who are seeking simple guidance or formal representation. Rebecca H.
Henry Teich is an outstanding attorney who aggressively represented me in a complex workers compensation injury case. Hank has been handling WC injury cases for may years and knows all the new NC statutes concerning WC! Tony M.
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