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Bloomfield, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

 

Bloomfield, CT’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Lawyer

Our firm specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.

Since 1987, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been serving Bloomfield clients who suffer from any accident, whether working or medically. While you think about covering missed days from work and paying medical bills, we make sure you get the compensation you need. To start a claim, get in contact with one of our Bloomfield lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP.

   

Our Attorneys serving Bloomfield

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP attorneys have many years of experience dealing with worker’s compensation and social security disability cases. Our firm likes to offer clients a “personal touch”, meaning that our partners are easily accessible and will communicate with you, the client, throughout the case and how to create a successful lawsuit. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP also represents clients from the beginning of the case to its completion, which is not something that can be said for other firms. We also do not refer trial 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 Bloomfield

If an employee is injured or develops a work-related illness while at their job, they may not be able to work anymore. Then they, like many part-time and full-time employees, may be covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits. While they are not able to work, these benefits can cover expenses that come with the injury such as medical costs. 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
We will make sure your rights are not being violated and that you will receive all of the compensation that you are owed.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

All of us at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP make sure that you are within your legal rights and are going to receive every cent of compensation that your employer owes you. You must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) after being injured at your Bloomfield place of business to make sure that your claim has been seen. You also must have reported the injury to your employer and received medical attention. Your insurance carrier may file a Form 43  if they want to deny your claim, or file a Form 36 if they intend to discontinue your benefits. If an injured worker has missed at least four days of work due to a workplace injury, they must file Voluntary Agreements to be approved by a commissioner for their case.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

Two attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists: Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello. We can represent Connecticut workers across the state for a variety of workplace injuries. 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 Bloomfield

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
You must report the accident to your Bloomfield employer if you were injured at your workplace. The claim needs to be reported within a certain amount of time or it is going to be denied.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
You are entitled to four basic benefits: medical treatment, disability payments, vocational rehabilitation (if you can’t go back to your previous job and there is no possible alternate or modified position for you) and permanent disability settlement (if you are permanently impaired because of the injury).
Where Are the Hearings Held?
Eight district offices can can hold your hearing in Connecticut: Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury,  Bridgeport and Stamford. Formal and informal hearings are both held in the district offices while appeals are heard at the chairman’s office by the Compensation Review Board.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
There are three possible outcomes after recovering from a workplace injury. If you can perform the same physical responsibilities of your job, you are entitled to the next available position. Your employer may offer you a modified or alternative position if you cannot complete the tasks of your job. Lastly, if you are unable to do either of these options, your employer may be able to give you vocational rehabilitation benefits.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Bloomfield

What is Social Security Disability?

You should consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you or a Bloomfield loved one are unable to work after suffering from a life-changing illness or workplace injury. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Bloomfield, 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

There are two ways to complete your initial application for disability to find out if you qualify: online, or by filling out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST). Our experienced disability attorneys can also handle your claim at the beginning of the process and complete tasks like filling out your application and disability report. We will also gather all necessary medical evidence while the Social Security Administration reviews your claim.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Bloomfield

Hiring an attorney for your case will increase your chances of your disability case will be approved. Our Bloomfield disability lawyers will not only help you immensely with your case, from the initial application all the way to the hearing, but are able to correctly represent you in a positive light. We will work tirelessly to make sure you are able to move forward if your disability claim is denied. We will appeal, request reconsideration and get as much supportive medical evidence as possible in your favor. If you have already been denied your disability claim after trying on your own, we recommend that you use Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP for your legal needs.  

Common Questions About Social Security In Bloomfield

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
You may be more likely to get approved faster with a serious disability, but receiving your social security disability can take anywhere from a month to two years before you receive approval.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
You are able to request an appeal on your own, but if you do not request one within the 60 day deadline you can miss out on your approval for disability. Then you will have to start the application process as a result of losing your appeal rights. If you use Costello, Coombes & Brown, we always work to aid you in your case. Under our legal advisement, we will immediately appeal and request consideration for you if you are denied the rights to your disability. We will also request a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ) if you are denied a second time. Our attorneys will always stand up for Bloomfield residents and are willing to put up a fight for what our clients deserve.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
We only give a fee if we win your benefits for you. We are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits, and you have no upfront costs to pay (unless you have medical report fees as needed).

We Are Greater Bloomfield’s Trusted Law Firm

Please reach out to us and set up a consultation to review your potential case. Whether you need help with your social security disability case or worker’s compensation, we are here to support you.


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.

Get in touch

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

Visit us

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

Office hours

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