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Cromwell , CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Cromwell’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has proudly served the Cromwell area since 1987. We have decades of experience in injury cases, whether it be from work or an accident, we know the stress that can accompany medical bills and missing work. We are here to help, get started on your claim today and contact one of our reputable lawyers here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP.


Our Attorneys serving Cromwell

Our Cromwell attorneys are highly experienced in workers’ compensation and social security disability cases, making us experts in the field. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP believes in a personal connection with each client. We maintain an open line of communication throughout the case, knowing that trust and mutual understanding is essential for a positive outcome. We stand apart from other firms by representing our clients from the start of their claim up until the trial is complete. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP does 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 Cromwell


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Typically, most part-time and full-time employees will be covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits. They will help the employee if they are unable to continue working after suffering from an injury on the job or develop a work-related illness or disease. Workers’ Compensation can help cover the employee’s expenses while they are out of work.   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
  Our passionate and dedicated lawyers here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are ready to fight for our Cromwell clients and ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.    

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Our driven lawyers here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are ready to take on your case and ensure that you receive the compensation you are owed.   After being injured at your Cromwell place of business, the first step is to notify your employer and receive any immediate medical attention, and report the injury. Then you must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to make sure that your claim has been seen. An insurance carrier can file a Form 43 if they intend to deny your claim. When the insurance carrier intends to stop your benefits, they must file a Form 36. Voluntary Agreements must be filed and approved by a commissioner when an injured worker has missed more than three days of work due to the injury.  

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Cromwell

At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. Our firm can represent injured workers’ throughout the State of Connecticut, including those right here in Cromwell. We have experience with a variety of workplace injuries, such as orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, shoulders. We also have expertise in repetitive trauma claims, heart and hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees) and work-related heart attacks and occupational diseases.    

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Cromwell

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
  If you find yourself injured due to an accident at your Cromwell place of work you must first report the incident to your employer. Claims must be reported within a certain amount of time before it will be denied.    
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
  Typically most people are entitled to four basic benefits. These benefits are: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury results in permanent damage), and vocational rehabilitation (if you are unable to return to your particular position and there are no other modified jobs for you).  
Where Are the Hearings Held?
  There are eight district offices in the state of Connecticut that your hearing can be held at, including: Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Both formal and informal hearings are held in the district offices by commissioners, however appeals are heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
  There are a few options for post-recovery. For those who are physically able to return to their position they are entitled to the next available position. If you are incapable of completing the same tasks for your job, your employer can offer an alternative position. When neither of these are possible your employer may provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits.  

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Cromwell


What is Social Security Disability?

Unfortunately some people may fall victim to a life-changing illness or injury that leaves you unable to work. If this happens to you or someone you know, applying for Social Security Disability benefits may be necessary. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Cromwell, 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

For your convenience you can fill out the application for disability online. You can also fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to find out if you are a qualified candidate.   Let our dedicated attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP handle your case from the early stages up until its completion. We can take care of everything including gathering all necessary medical evidence while the Social Security Administration reviews your case.  

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Cromwell

Hiring an attorney for a disability case can help your chances of being approved and will make the entire process easier to handle. For those in the Cromwell area who have experienced a life-changing injury, one of our reputable attorneys can represent you from the beginning applications up until the completion of your hearing.   If you find yourself stuck after filing on your own and being denied disability it is highly recommended that your seek legal help for your next appeal. Whether your claim is denied after filing alone or with us, we will work tirelessly to appeal the case, request reconsideration, and work hard to obtain more medical evidence to support your case.  

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Cromwell

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
  Your social security disability will be approved or denied anywhere from a month to two years from when you file your claim. For more serious cases your chances of approval are greater.  
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
  You can request an appeal on your own, but must do so within a 60 day deadline, otherwise you may risk your disability approval. Failing to file before the deadline may result in a loss of appeal rights and require you to completely restart the process. Our entire staff here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP keeps our clients interests as a top priority. If you are under our legal advisement and are denied your disability we will appeal and request reconsideration right away. For those denied a second time we will request a hearing before the Adminsitration Law Judge (ALJ). We appreciate each of our Cromwell clients and do everything we can to represent and get what you deserve.  
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
  Our fee is in direct relation to us winning your case. We are paid by the Social Security Administration from your benefits. We do not charge any upfront fees to you, in exception of any medical report fees.  

We Are Greater Cromwell’s Trusted Law Firm

For those in the Cromwell area who are in need of representation for a workers’ compensation or social security disability case, please reach out to us today and let us review 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