Many veterans don’t realize that they don’t need to have served
during a time of war or in a combat zone to be entitled to disability
compensation from the VA. Any injuries that occur during active service
are compensable, and that includes injuries that occur while training.
In addition, training accidents may result in other problems, such as PTSD.
Service members who were stationed in Europe during the Cold War were particularly
susceptible to various problems. Many veterans who were stationed in Germany
suffered cold weather injuries after training in freezing temperatures.
There were also a number of training accidents and deaths, which can lead
to permanent injury or mental health disorders.
If you served in Europe during the Cold War, and want help with your VA
disability claims, please contact our office for a free consultation at