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East Granby Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

East Granby residents have been serviced by Costello, Coombes & Brown since 1987. When you go through any absence of work caused by a work-related injury, illness, or accident, you will most likely be wondering how to cover missed days from work and your medical bills. Get in contact with one of our East Granby lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown today to get started on your claim.

Our Attorneys serving East Granby

Costello, Coombes & Brown gives clients a personalized experience when they work with our firm. At other firms, you may feel like your case is not considered a high priority or you are treated like any other client. At our firm, we know your issues are unique and require time dedicated to them, and as such we do not refer trial work to other attorneys. We believe that good communication between an attorney and their client is the biggest factor in creating a successful case. We work hard to give you the benefits you need and will work with you from the beginning of the case up until the trial is completed.

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 East Granby


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation benefits will be able to cover the majority of full-time and part-time employees hired by a company. Typically these benefits come after an employee is unable to work for an extended period of time due to a work-related illness, disease or injury. When someone receives these benefits, they will be able to cover medical and living expenses as they recover. 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 dedicate ourselves at Costello, Coombes & Brown to make sure that not only will you receive all of the compensation you are entitled to, but to make sure your employer has respected and is not infringing upon the legal rights you have.  

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

You must file aForm 30C, a notice of claim for compensation, to make sure your claim has been seen after you have reported your work-related injury to your East Granby place of business and received the medical attention your problem may require. AForm 43 may be filed when an insurance carrier wants to deny your claim, and will file a Form 36 if they want to discontinue your benefits entirely.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In East Granby

HWe have two Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists at our firm: Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello. There are a wide variety of workplace injuries Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can represent for workers throughout the State of Connecticut. These injuries can include heart and hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees), work-related heart attacks, orthopedic injuries (which frequently can happen to the back, neck or shoulders), repetitive trauma claims, and occupational diseases. Our highly reputable firm represents injured workers here in the State of Connecticut who have fallen victim to injuries and illnesses that include, but are not limited to, orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders, repetitive trauma claims, heart and hypertension claims (typically specific to state and municipal employees) work-related heart attacks and/or occupational diseases.    

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in East Granby

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
You must report the accident to your East Granby employer if you get injured at your job, because if you do not report it in a timely manner then it will be automatically denied.  
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if your injury causes permanent impairment, like if you lose a limb) and vocational rehabilitation (if you cannot return to your position and there is no possible modified or alternative position for you) are the four benefits you may be entitled to.
Where Are the Hearings Held?
In Connecticut, there are eight district offices that your hearing can be held at including East Granby, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Both formal and informal hearings are held in the district offices by commissioners while appeals are heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
You are entitled to the next available position after you recover if you are physically able to perform the same responsibilities of your position. You may receive a modified or alternative position if you can no longer complete the tasks of your job; if you are not able to work in these positions either, you may be provided with vocational rehabilitation benefits by your employer as you recover or you look for another position.  

Social Security Disability Attorneys in East Granby

What is Social Security Disability?

You may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you or a loved one have suffered from a life-changing illness or injury at your East Granby workplace, which prevents you or your loved one from being unable to work for an extended period of time. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in East Granby, 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 that you can file a claim for Social Security Disability. There is an application online that you can take to get the initial process going. You can also take the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)to find out if you are eligible for Social Security Disability. In addition, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP’s experienced disability attorneys can handle your claim at the beginning stages. This may include filling out your disability report and your initial application. While the Social Security Administration reviews your claim, we will gather all of the necessary medical evidence for your case.    

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in East Granby

An attorney can help you out with your disability case in ways that are not always obvious. Through hiring an attorney, your case is much more likely to be approved, which we believe is one of the best reasons to hire our firm for your case. From the beginning to the end of the entire legal process, our East Granby disability lawyers will be able to put you into a favorable light and help you get the compensation you need. Furthermore, we will aggressively appeal and request reconsideration in the event your disability claim is denied, as well as gather supportive medical evidence to make your case even stronger. We recommend you seek legal help if you have already been through the process and have been denied on your own. Use Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP to assist you in your next appeal.    

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in East Granby

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
It can take anywhere from a month to two years before you receive approval to get Social Security Disability benefits. You are more likely to get approved faster if you have a serious disability that can hamper your life or chances for employment.  
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
You can request an appeal on your own, but if you fail to request it within the 60-day deadline, you may miss out on your approval for disability. You will have to start the application process once again because you will lose your appeal rights if you do not request the appeal within that deadline. The East Granby lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown will always fight for you on your behalf and always have your best interest. We will immediately appeal and request consideration on your behalf if you are denied the rights to your disability while you are under our legal advisement. We will also request a hearing before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) if you are denied a second time. We will always have your back and work tirelessly to get you what you need.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
We are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits, which means that our fee is only contingent upon winning the case and getting you your compensation. There are also no upfront costs to you unless there are medical report fees involved in your case.

We Are Greater East Granbys’ Trusted Law Firm

We are here to support you if you need help with your worker’s compensation or social security disability case. If you have been through the wringer and cannot figure out how to get the benefits you need on your own, or if you just need help creating a stronger case, we are here to help. Contact us today to set up a consultation, and we will go over your potential case with 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.

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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.

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Phone: (860) 560-0468
Fax: (860) 560-0763

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

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