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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 Addison

Our 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

Associate attorney.


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
The dedicated lawyers at Costello, Coombes and Brown LLP are here to ensure your rights are not infringed upon and that you receive every cent of compensation you are owed.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

You 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 In

At 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?
Every claim must be reported within a certain amount of time before it will be denied. If you have been injured at your Addison job, you must report the accident to your employer.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
There are generally four basic benefits that you are entitled to by your employers. They are: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation (if you cannot return to your usual job and there is no alternative or modified position for you).  
Where Are the Hearings Held?
Formal and informal hearings are heard in district offices by commissioners, while the Compensation Review Board hears appeal cases at the chairman’s office. There are eight district offices that your hearing can be held in Connecticut, including Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
There are three ways a workplace injury or disease can play out in regards to your employment after recovery. You are entitled to the next available position if you are physically capable of performing them. If you cannot complete your position’s objectives, you may be eligible for an alternative or modified position from your employer. If neither of these outcomes are possible, your employer may provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits.

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 Disability

You 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 Addison

An 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?
It can take time from a month all the way to two years before your social security disability receives approval. You are more likely to get approved if your disability is deemed serious.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
You are able to request an appeal by yourself, but if you fail to request an appeal within 60 days, you may be missing out on your approval for disability. You will also lose your appeal rights and will have to start the application process all over again. When you work under the legal advisement of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, and are denied your rights to your disability, we will immediately appeal and request consideration on your behalf. If you are denied a second time, a request before the Administration Law Judge will be filled by our staff. Our Addison attorneys will always have your back and always have your best interests at heart. We will do whatever it takes to win your case.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Because we are paid directly by the Social Security Administration, our fee is from your retroactive benefits contingent upon winning your case for you. Also, unless there are medical report fees needed, there is no cost upfront.

We Are Greater Hartford’s Trusted Law Firm

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.


Experienced Attorneys in Hartford for Over 30 Years

At the law office of Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we provide a personal touch in all of our cases. We believe that the more in tune we are with our clients, the better the outcome will be. We are always accessible for our clients in Hartford and the surrounding Connecticut towns. We have litigated for dozens of cases over the past three decades for a variety of personal injury cases.

Personal Injury Cases we Assist With in Hartford:

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Hartford

Aggressively pursuing our client’s rights and vigorously protecting their interests

At Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we’ve successfully helped numerous individuals who have suffered injuries at the fault of another parties’ negligence. When you’ve experienced an accident on the job, it’s best to trust a personal injury attorney or more specifically, a workers’ compensation attorney in Hartford.

Navigating through a Workers’ Compensation case is not easy. Both, Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, are board certified Workers’ Compensation specialists who can walk you through the entire process, helping you make your claim all the way until the completion of the case. We will aggressively negotiate for our Hartford clients to receive the full and fair compensation that they are entitled to. 

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Hartford

Providing sound, practical advice for our clients in Hartford and throughout Connecticut

Applying for Hartford Social Security Disability benefits can be lengthy and complicated. Due to the nature of the claim you wish to process, it’s best to find an advocate who has your best interests in mind. The Hartford Social Security Disability lawyers at Costello, Coombes, and Brown, can do just that! We’ll carefully and precisely walk you through the entire process, helping you not only understand what needs to be completed but increasing your chances of receiving benefits. By receiving expert legal advice from our attorneys, we’ll help you stay away from additional reviews or appeals for your case.

If you are suffering from a physical or mental illness that is preventing you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Reach out to one of our personal injury lawyers who specialize in Social Security Disability to receive the assistance you deserve.

The Experience & Compassion You Need, When You Need It

When you find yourself in a difficult situation, whether from an injury on the job or a disability hindering you from working, you can find solace in a professional, experienced personal injury lawyer at Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP.

We are passionate about helping our Hartford clients receive the compensation they deserve, and our history proves it. We have experience in hundreds of Workers’ Compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims, working until the very end to receive the most beneficial outcome. To get started, call us at 860-560-0468 or fill out our contact form.

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As with most personal injury firms Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP does
not charge for the initial consultation. There are no charges for lawyer services
unless you are compensated for your injury.

Contact us

Phone: (860) 560-0468
Fax: (860) 560-0763

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433 South Main Street, Suite 102
West Hartford, CT 06110

Office hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm
or by appointment