Berlin , CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Berlin’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer
Our firm specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.
Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, was established in 1987, and has been serving citizens of Berlin ever since. We know that experiencing a workplace injury or debilitating medical condition can be immensely stressful. Let us help you get the compensation and benefits you deserve. Our Berlin attorneys are here to help. Contact us today to get started on your claim.
Our Attorneys serving Berlin
Our attorneys partnered with Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP provide a personally involved approach to the legal assistance they provide, that most law firms will not. We make sure to work promptly, keep in touch frequently to always keep you informed on the status of your claim, and never refer your case to another firm or lawyer. Our personalized approach ensures that you receive the best, and most efficient, legal representation by sustaining open communication throughout this process. This way our Berlin attorneys can work on your case with you from the moment you contact us, to the very end of your trial.
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 Berlin
What is Workers’ Compensation?Most part-time and full-time employees may be eligible for workers’ compensation if they suffer from a work-related illness or injury. In these cases, the benefits received from a successful claim may include covered medical expenses, compensation for lost wages, and coverage for ongoing medical care. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act provides three main types of these benefits. These include:
- Wage Replacement Benefits
- Reasonable or necessary medical care
- Compensation for Permanent Injury
Filing a Workers’ Compensation ClaimFollowing a work related injury in Berlin, it is first important to report said injury to your employer, and receive any necessary medical attention. One that is complete, you must submit a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) in order to make sure your claim is seen. If the insurance provider wants to deny this claim, they must file a Form 43. Additionally, if the insurance wishes to cease benefits, they are required to file a Form 36. Any Berlin citizen that misses more than three days of work, as a result of a workplace injury, must submit a Voluntary Agreement to be reviewed and approved by a commissioner.
Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In BerlinKeven W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello are experienced and Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists serving the state of Connecticut. The partners of Costello, Coombes, & Brown, LLP have been working diligently to providing legal representation for a many workplace injuries in Berlin since they established their practice in 1987. The injuries that our lawyers help with include: orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders; cases of repetitive trauma; hypertension and heart injuries (for state and municipal employees); and workplace heart attacks and occupational diseases.
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Berlin
What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
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Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
Social Security Disability Attorneys in Berlin
What is Social Security Disability?Social Security Disability provides benefits to Berlin citizens who are unable to work due to debilitating medical conditions. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Berlin you must:
- Have a medical condition that’s expected to last one year or result in death
- Not have a partial or short-term disability
- Meet the Social Security Administration (SSA) definition of disability
Filing a Claim for Social Security DisabilityAn initial application for disability may be filled out online. Alternatively, you can determine your eligibility for social security disability by completing a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST). Let the experienced attorneys serving Berlin, of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, take care of your application process for you. By receiving all necessary information from you, our lawyers can increase the odds of your claim to be accepted the first time. Meanwhile, while we wait for your case to be reviewed by the Social Security Administration, we will strengthen your case any way we can.
When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in BerlinHaving an attorney work on your disability case can help a lot when trying to receive benefits in Berlin. By having a lawyer to build your case, there are greater chances of your claim being approved. Due to our decades of experience, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can present your case in the best possible way. If your disability claim is denied, our attorneys will work diligently to rectify the denial by going through the appeals process. We will do everything we can to build you a stronger case. In the event that you have already received a denial, we recommend consulting an attorney to strengthen your odds at a successful appeal.
Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Berlin
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
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We Are Greater Berlin’s Trusted Law Firm
If you find yourself in need of legal representation while filing for workers’ compensation or social security disability, our Berlin attorneys will be more than willing to help. Contact Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP today to review your claim.