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Bolton , CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Bolton’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Established in 1987, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been fighting for the rights of Bolton citizens for decades. Let us use our experience to help you get the compensation you deserve after experiencing a stressful workplace injury, or debilitating medical condition. Contact one of our Bolton lawyers today to get started on your claim today.


Our Attorneys serving Bolton

Our attorneys serving Bolton have decades of experience providing legal representation to those looking to make workers’ compensation or social security disability claims. We provide a unique approach, by ensuring an open line of communication, a targeted approach to claims and trials, and never refer your case to different attorneys. This way, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can provide you with our committed service from the beginning of your claim, 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

Associate attorney.


Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Bolton


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to most part-time and full-time employees in Bolton who cannot work as a result of a work-related illness or injury. These benefits may include compensation to cover initial and ongoing medical costs, as well as compensation for lost wages. 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
The lawyers of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are dedicated to protecting the workers’ compensation rights of Bolton citizens.        

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are injured or become in as a result of working at your Bolton occupation, you must first report the incident to your employer, and receive medical attention. Once you have, you must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation), in order to make sure your application is seen. After that, if the insurance wishes to deny your claim, they must submit a Form 43. In the event that they would like to discontinue your benefits, they must file a Form 36. Bolton citizens who miss more than three days of work as a result of the relevant workplace injury, a Voluntary Agreement must be filed and approved by a commissioner.      

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Bolton

Costello, Coombes, & Brown, LLP has been helping residents of Bolton receive workers’ compensation benefits for a number of different injuries for decades. Both Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists serving the state of Connecticut. If you have an orthopedic injury to your back, neck or shoulders, have sustained repetitive trauma, or have suffered work-related heart attacks, we can help you. Additionally, if you are a municipal or state employee, and have suffered from hypertension or other heart injuries, we can help you there as well.        

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Bolton

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
      You should report the injury to your Bolton employer and receive medical attention as soon as a possible. If you wait too long to report the incident, your claim may be denied.        
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
      As listed, Bolton residents may be entitled to four types of benefits: compensation for medical bills, payments for disability, a permanent disability settlement (if your injury causes a permanent disability), and vocational rehabilitation (in the event that you cannot return to work, and there is no modified or alternative position available for you).      
Where Are the Hearings Held?
      The following districts are the locations that your hearing may be held: Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. The district offices will host both formal and informal hearings that will be held by the commissioner, while the chairman’s office will be host the appeals process held by the Compensation review Board.    
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
    If you are able to recover and return to your regular work responsibilities, then you are entitled to the next available position. If your injury prevents you from being able to conduct your regular tasks, however, then your Bolton employer can offer you a modified or alternative position. If this is not possible, then your employer may provide vocational rehabilitation benefits.      

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Bolton


What is Social Security Disability?

Bolton citizens who are suffering from debilitating and life-changing medical conditions that prevent them from working may be entitled to social security disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Bolton 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 Disability

Initial applications for disability may be filled out online. Conversely, anyone may use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to find out if you qualify for social security disability benefits in Bolton. The experienced attorneys serving Bolton at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can handle this process for you by collecting the necessary information from you. We can increase the odds that your claim will be accepted the first time to help avoid the appeals process. While your case is being reviewed by the Social Security Administration, we will take the time to strengthen your case as much as possible, just in case an appeal is necessary.        

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Bolton

By having an attorney work on your application process for social security disability benefits, you are actually strengthening your odds of having that application accepted significantly. The lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP have decades of experience fighting to earn people the compensation they deserve. If your application is denied, then we will immediately begin the appeals process. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you have the strongest case possible going into the appeals process. If you have already received a denied application, then we suggest consulting an attorney to address the denial as soon as possible for the best chance of success.        

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Bolton

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
      Receiving a decision on your claim may take anywhere from one month to two years depending on the urgency of your case. More severe cases will be addressed sooner than others.    
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
      You may handle the appeals process on your own, but if you do not do so within 60 days of the denial, then you may be denied your right at an appeal all together. This means that you would have to start the application process all over again. When you employ the services of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, your appeal will be handled promptly and with care. If the appeal fails, we will bring your claim before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). If you have already received a denial, we recommend seeking legal counsel in order to improve your odds at a successful claim.      
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
    We only receive payment if we are successful in earning you benefits. There is no upfront cost to consulting Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP to handle your claim. There may be additional costs in the event that we need to acquire certain medical information for your case.      

We Are Greater Bolton’s Trusted Law Firm

If you need a lawyer in Bolton to handle your workers’ compensation or social security disability claim, then the dedicated attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP is here for you. Contact us today to begin reviewing the potential of your 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