Windsor personal injury lawyer Greg Monforton today announced that his law firm is offering a new, free legal service Trial Lawyers for Veterans for vets seeking disability benefits from the Canadian government.
Monforton says that "our veterans do so much for us and I believe our government does not always respond well when our soldiers ask for help for themselves."
Monforton is encouraged by proposed new laws which will give veterans who are seriously injured in the line of duty a minimum of $40,000 per year in government support. But even with these changes Monforton says that Canada's veterans will need legal help to make sure their claims are assessed and dealt with fairly.
Veterans' claims can become complicated if they apply for benefits and receive an initial offer they consider too low to compensate for their sacrifice on behalf of Canadians. If this happens, the veteran must launch an appeal, which can be time consuming, stressful and difficult for soldiers and families of limited means.
Monforton says that "too often these claims are appealed by the veteran and the appeal is dismissed because the veteran is not a lawyer and cannot advocate for herself or himself."
"My father served our country in World War 2 and it is now my honor and privilege to do a very small part in trying to serve those who have served us so well." Monforton is a past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). OTLA has led the effort in establishing Trial Lawyers for Veterans and Monforton is the first OTLA member in Windsor to join in this effort.
Greg Monforton is available for commentary and can be reached directly at (866) 320-4770.