Bristol, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Bristol’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer
Our firm specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.
Since 1987, the team here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been serving Bristol and its surrounding towns. We understand that individuals who experience workplace injuries and illnesses find it difficult to handle medical bills, expenses and lost income. With that said, reach out to our reputable team of attorneys here at the Bristol office of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP to schedule your free consultation today.
Our Attorneys serving Bristol
Offering our clients decades of experience, know-how and expertise, our dedicated team of worker’s compensation and disability attorneys are steadfast in our diligent approach in handling the claims of all our valued clients. Here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, our clients have come to appreciate our friendly personal touch. A personal touch, unlike any of our competitors, our top-rated attorneys are firm believers in open communication. It is our opinion that communication is one of the key components of all attorney/client relationships. Easy to contact, even easier to communicate with, our lawyers have been recognized time and time again for our personal yet professional approach to all our client cases.
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 Bristol
What is Workers’ Compensation?An employee, whether part-time or full-time, is covered by their employer’s Worker’s Compensation benefits. If you are injured on the job, or develop any type of illness or disease specific to your employment, and are unable to perform your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits help individuals to cover expenses, medical bills and lost wages while they are out of work. 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 ClaimUnderstanding full well how challenging a time this can be, our dedicated team of comp and disability attorneys protect your rights and seek to have the best possible compensation outcome for you. If you have been injured on the job here in Bristol or have developed a work-related illness or disease that has resulted in your inability to work, it is essential that you report the incident to your supervisor or employer right away and receive whatever medical attention is needed immediately. After reporting the incident and receiving appropriate medical attention, be sure to file a Form 30C which is your notice of claim for compensation ensuring that your claim has been properly entered. You must also ensure that Voluntary Agreements have been filed and approved by a commissioner once you have missed three consecutive days of work. If for any reason the insurance carrier feels you are not entitled to the benefits and chooses to deny them, they must file Form 43 explaining why benefits have been denied. Further, if they intend to terminate your benefits at any time they are required to file a Form 36 offering an explanation as to why they have been discontinued.
Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In BristolOur law firm is proud of the dedicated team of worker’s compensation and social security disability attorneys we have. Both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists and excel in the field. Representing injured employees all across the State of Connecticut, our dedicated lawyers handle all types of workplace injuries and illnesses which can include, but are not limited to, orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders, repetitive trauma claims, heart and hypertension claims (specific to state and municipal employees) or work-related heart attacks and varied occupational diseases.
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Bristol
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 Bristol
What is Social Security Disability?Social Security Benefits afford peace of mind and security to those individuals who have suffered life-changing work-related injuries and illnesses here in the Bristol area and are no longer able to perform their jobs. If you fall into this category, then you should consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Bristol 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 DisabilityIf you have experienced a work-related injury or illness then you can either complete the application for disability online or you can choose to file a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to determine whether or not you qualify for disability benefits. If you lack the experience or confidence to file your own claim, then take time to schedule your free consultation with our top-rated disability attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP today. We are equipped to handle all your claims from start to finish, including the initial application, filing your disability report and follow through to the final approval process. We collect all the pertinent information needed in advance, while your claim is being reviewed by the Social Security Administration.
When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in BristolMany people are unaware of the fact that disability attorneys have the knowledge, tools and resources needed to file, process and manage their disability claims. Hiring the expert disability attorneys here in our Bristol office offers you an increased chance of having your claim approved. Our Bristol attorneys will provide you with top notch representation and a professional yet aggressive approach in our efforts to achieve a favorable outcome for all our clients. If you have attempted to go through the process yourself and file your own disability claim, but have been denied, no worries. Our attorneys with unparalleled experience will gather additional supportive evidence needed to file an appeal on your behalf and request reconsideration of your claims.
Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Bristol
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?
We Are Greater Bristol’s Trusted Law Firm
If you are in search of a highly skilled team of attorneys to handle your worker’s compensation or social security disability case, then we are the team for you. Reach out to our staff here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP today and schedule your free consultation.