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East Hartford, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

East Hartford, CT Worker’s Compensation & Social Security Lawyer

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

Since 1987 Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been devoted to serving East Hartford and all of greater Connecticut workers’ compensation and social security disability needs. Contact one of our attorneys to learn how you can be compensated after suffering an accident at work.

Our Attorneys serving East Hartford

With over decades of experience, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP will go the extra mile to fight for your rights. Our attorneys work with you until the very end to support your claims. Through our services we will give you honest  and practical legal advice. Our foremost goal is to ensure that every step of the way our services meet the specific and individual needs of our clients in East Hartford.  

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 Hartford

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that can pay for your hospital and medical expenses that are necessary to diagnose and treat your injury. But it can also provide disability payments while you are not able to 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

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

In order to start filing a workers’ compensation claim, East Hartford employees who have been injured on the job must firstly report the injury to their employer as soon as possible. Then, they must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to guarente that their claim has been reviewed. An insurance carrier may file a Form 43  if they intent to deny your claim. In some cases, the insurance carrier may wish to stop your benefits by filing a Form 36. A Voluntary Agreements must be properly completed and filed out by a commissioner in the case that you’ve missed more than three days of work.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

Our board certified specialist serving East Hartford both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP represent workers throughout Connecticut for various types of work related injuries.Our attorneys have decades of expertise in back, neck, and shoulders injuries (orthopedic). Repetitive trauma, heart, and hypertension claims, or other traumas or work related diseases.

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in East Hartford

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
If you’re injured at work, make sure to report it as soon as possible so that there’s supportive evidence for your claims.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Generally, you’re entitled to four basic benefits. If you’re a worker who has been injured on the job in East Hartford, Connecticut  you may be entitled to: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation (if you cannot return to your usual job and there is no alternative or modified position for you)
Where Are the Hearings Held?
In Connecticut there are eight district offices 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 while appeals are heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
After recovery if you’re able to return to your original duties, you are entitled to the next available position. However, there are other options if you are able to work, but not complete the tasks of  your previous position. You employer can offer you a modified or an alternative position within the company or even vocational rehabilitation benefits to help you re enter the workforce.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in East Hartford

What is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability benefits employees who are no longer able to work due to serious injury or impairment. This insurance covers costs and can also pay retirement benefits to older American citizens. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in East Hartford, 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

You can complete the initial application for disability online. Also, if you’re in the East Hartford area you should read the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to see if you qualify as a candidate. You’ll never be alone, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP handle West Hartford will work with your claims through the entire process. Our dedicated attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in East Hartford

One of the of the best reasons to hire an attorney for Social Security Disability, is that your chances of approval increase immensely. At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP our expertise and credibility will help your case move along efficiently through your initial application to the hearing phase. Our attorneys will arduously fight to appeals if your claims have been denied. For workers who have already been through the process on their own and been denied, we recommend that you seek legal help to assist you in your next appeal.

Common Questions About Social Security In East Hartford

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
The decision process can be as quick as a few weeks, or as long as two years. The more serious the injury, the more likely it is to be approved sooner.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
Social Disability Cases are typically denied because a lack of physical evidence. Our attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. work with East Hartford so you can receive the benefits you deserve. While standing by you through the entire process, if you are denied, don’t give up hope. We will request reconsideration, gathering more supportive medical evidence and if you are denied a second time, we will request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer for social disability is a personal choice that only you can make. At Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. Disability attorneys work on contingency, which means they charge nothing up front. This makes it much easier for already cash-strapped disability applicants to afford the legal help they need.

We Are Greater East Hartford’s Trusted Law Firm

We are here to help you put your best foot forward. Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. is a trusted law firm serving East Hartford. Call now to receive your consultation and benefits.


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