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Canton, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Canton’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

The committed attorneys of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP have been fighting for the rights of Canton citizens since 1987. Our partners understand that falling victim to a workplace injury or debilitating medical condition can be taxing. We can help get you the compensation and benefits that you deserve. Call or contact one of our Canton lawyers today to get started on your claim.


Our Attorneys serving Canton

Our attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP serving Canton have decades of experience working with clients on workers’ compensation and social security disability claims. We work closely with you to provide you with the best in legal representation by keeping open communication between our partners and you, and we never refer your case to other lawyers. This personalized approach ensures that you have the strongest case by working with you from the moment your claim begins, until the instant that your trial ends.


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 Canton


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Most Canton citizens who work part-time or full-time, and are injured or become ill as a result of their occupation, may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The benefits provided from a successful claim may include coverage for initial and ongoing medical expenses, as well as reimbursement 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
We at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are committed to protecting the rights of all Canton employees, and work diligently to earn you the compensation you deserve.          

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Any Canton citizen who is injured or becomes ill as a result of a workplace incident must first report it to their employer, and receive medical attention. Following that, if one wishes to file a claim, they must submit a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to be seen. If the insurance wants to deny your claim, they will file a Form 43. If they want to stop your benefits, the insurance will file a Form 36. A Voluntary Agreement must be filed for review and approval by a commissioner in the event that a workplace injury results in absence from three or more days of work.        

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Canton

Costello, Coombes, & Brown, LLP  has decades of experience and can help you receive compensation in the event that you sustain any of a variety of workplace injuries. These injuries include any orthopedic injury to the back, neck, or shoulders, any case of repetitive trauma, work-related heart attacks, and occupational diseases. Additionally, if you are a state or municipal employee, we can assist you with cases of hypertension and heart injuries. Our Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists, Frank V. Costello and Kevin W. Coombes, are experienced and dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve.            

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Canton

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
        In the event that you become injured at your job in Canton, you must inform your employer as soon as possible, and seek medical attention. If you do not report the incident promptly, you may be denied your claim.          
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
        There are four benefits that Canton residents are entitled to. These include: payments for medical treatments, disability payments, a permanent disability settlement (if the results in permanent disability), and vocational rehabilitation (in the event that you cannot return to work, and there is no modified or alternative position available).        
Where Are the Hearings Held?
        Your hearing may be held in any of eight districts in Connecticut. These include: Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Formal and informal hearings will be held in district offices by the commissioner, and claim appeals will be handled by the Compensation Review Board within the chairman’s office.      
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
      Once you have recovered, and you are able to return to your regular work responsibilities, then you are entitled to the next available position at your Canton occupation. If you cannot maintain the same workload, then your employer may provide you with a modified or alternative position. In the event that a position is not available for you, your employer may compensate you through vocational rehabilitation.        

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Canton


What is Social Security Disability?

If you or a loved one in Canton are suffering from a life-altering medical condition that make it impossible to work, then you may be entitled to social security disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Canton 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

Applications for disability may be filed online at any time. You may also fill out the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) in order to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits in Canton. The attorneys of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are experienced in handling the proper procedure for filing for social security disability benefits in Canton. Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve by having one of our lawyers handle your initial claim. Once we have submitted the claim for you and it is being reviewed by the Social Security Administration, we will begin building a strong case for the appeals process, just in case.          

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Canton

You may not believe it, but consulting an attorney will help your chances of being approved for social security disability in Canton. We at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP will take the time to develop a strong case in order to make the best possible claim the first time around.   If our initial efforts fail, we will initiate our push on the appeals process immediately. That way we can build the strongest possible case for you. If you have already received a denial, we suggest you promptly consult an attorney in order to increase your odds of a successful claim.          

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Canton

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
      It may take one month to two years to receive a decision on whether or not you will receive social security disability benefits. Severe cases are generally handled more quickly than other cases.      
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
      You may request your own appeal in the event that your application is denied. However, if you fail to appeal within 60 days of the denial, you may be denied your right to an appeal, and will have to begin the application process all over again. By working with the Canton attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, you gain the benefit of immediate action on appeals so that you do not have to worry about the window closing. We will handle that for you. If the appeal fails, we will take your case before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for reconsideration. If you have not contact a lawyer, but you have received an application denial, we suggest finding legal counsel in order to strengthen your case.        
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
      We only receive payment if we are successful in getting you rewarded with social security disability benefits. That means that there are no initial costs to our social security disability services. If we do win your case, we will be compensated by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits.        

We Are Greater Canton’s Trusted Law Firm

If you are a Canton resident in need of legal representation for your workers’ compensation or social security disability claims, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP is the firm for you. Contact us today to review the potential of your claim.


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

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

Office hours

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