Physical Injury

Recovering and Living Well After Physical injury

Veterans who experienced physical injuries talk about their experiences. As they recovered and transitioned from the military, they faced difficult circumstances. Reaching out for support helped them overcome their challenges. Listen as they share stories of strength and resilience.

Check the MTC page for VA answers to questions like:

  • “What should I know about managing a physical injury?”,
  • “What should I keep an eye out for after being injured?”, and
  • “What can I do about the emotional effects related to a physical injury?”

Non-VA Local Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.

  • Type “Physical Injury” in the search box at Find Help.org to find free or low-cost professional help.
  • HealthGrade provides listings of doctors all over the country by specialty.
  • Web MD has information on a variety of specialties and how/where to find the best for each condition.
  • Information and resources from the US Department of Health and Human Services can be found at https://www.hhs.gov/.
  • Veterans Families United list help resources for many of our most pressing issues.

Learn More – Get More

Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self Help page to explore other issues that can bring you “All The Way Home.”

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize compensation and benefits for yourself AND your loved ones.

It’s your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!