Addison, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Addison, CT Worker’s Compensation & Social Security Lawyer
Our firm specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.
For over 30 years, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been serving the Addison area. We know that you will be thinking about how to pay for medical bills or covering missed days from work after you experience a medical or workplace accident. Get in contact with one of our Addison lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP to get started on your claim.
Our Attorneys serving AddisonOur attorneys have been working on worker’s compensation and social security disability cases for decades now. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP gives cases a “personal touch” for clients, which is not always possible at other law firms. The partners are easily accessible and utilize good communication between attorney and client, which can help create a successful outcome for the case. Our partners see the clients throughout the duration of the trial, and do not refer that work to other attorneys.
Kevin W. Coombes
A Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist and a leading advocate for clients with workers’ compensation claims and social security disability claims.
Frank V. Costello
A Board Certified Workers’ Compensation specialist.
Jeremy L. Brown
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Addison
What is Workers’ Compensation?Workers’ Compensation benefits cover most part-time and full-time employees. An employee may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if a person is unable to work due to a work-related illness or disease, or by getting injured while on the job. The burden of expenses can be eased by the benefits while the employee is unable to work. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act provides three main types of benefits. These include:
- Wage Replacement Benefits
- Reasonable or necessary medical care
- Compensation for Permanent Injury
Filing a Workers’ Compensation ClaimYou must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to make sure your claim has been seen after you have reported the injury you received at your Addison workplace and have received medical attention. If an insurance carrier intends to deny your claim, they may file a Form 43 . If they want to discontinue your benefits entirely, they must file a Form 36. If an injured worker has missed four or more days of work due to the injury, you must file a Voluntary Agreement to be approved by a commissioner.
Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help InAt Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. We represent injured workers throughout Connecticut for a variety of workplace injuries at our firm. These injuries can include orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, shoulders, repetitive trauma claims, heart and hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees) or work-related heart attacks and occupational diseases.
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Addison
What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Where Are the Hearings Held?
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
Social Security Disability Attorneys in Addison
What is Social Security Disability?If you or your loved one in Addison are unable to work due to suffering from an injury or life-changing illness, you may want to consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Addison, you must:
- Have a medical condition that’s expected to last one year or result in death
- Not have partial or short-term disability
- Meet the Social Security Administration (SSA) definition of disability
Filing a Claim for Social Security DisabilityYou can either complete the initial disability application online, or you may want to find out if you are a qualifying candidate through the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST). At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, the experienced disability attorneys will also be able to handle your claim for the initial stages of your claim, such as filling out your application and disability report. The Social Security Administration will review your claim while we gather all of the medical evidence necessary in your case.
When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in AddisonAn attorney can really help you out with a disability case, even if you do not realize it. If you are considering hiring an attorney, one of the best reasons to get one is that your case is more likely to be approved. Our Addison disability lawyers will represent you correctly and in a favorable light, from your initial application to the hearing. If your disability claim is denied, we will appeal, request reconsideration and will try to gather more medical evidence that could support you in your case. We wholeheartedly recommend that you seek legal help to assist you in your next appeal if you went through it alone and were denied.
Common Questions About Social Security Disability Law
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
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We are here to support you when you need help with your social security disability or worker’s compensation case. Reach out if you want to set up a consultation to review your possible case.