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Enfield, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


East Granby’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Our firm has been serving clients throughout Enfield, Connecticut since 1987. If you need to get financial assistance for your medical bills and to cover missed days from work after experiencing a work or medical accident, we are here to help. Get in contact with one of the Enfield attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP today to start working on your claim.


Our Attorneys serving Enfield

A lot of law firms can have problems giving their clients the attention they need during a confusing and stressful time in their lives. Costello, Coombes & Brown differentiates itself by offering our clients a “personal touch” that may not be possible due to a high amount of clients they see or general negligence. We believe that good communication between an attorney and their client is essential to a successful case. Our lawyers have decades of experience in social security disability cases as well as worker’s compensation cases, and do not refer trial work to other attorneys. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP represents clients from the start of the lawsuit and ends when the trial is finished.


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 Enfield

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits will be able to cover most part-time and full-time employees. These benefits come after an employee is injured on the job or they develop an illness or disease from their work environment (e.g. you are at risk for mesothelioma if you work around asbestos) that prevents them from working. While the employee is unable to work, these benefits help cover the expenses that they may have. 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 fight for the compensation that you are owed by your employer. Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP’s dedicated lawyers want to make sure that your rights are respected and you receive every cent you are owed.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP want to make sure that you are being treated fairly by your employer and that you will receive any and all compensation they may owe you. You must notify your Enfield employer about your injury or work-contracted illness as soon as possible. After you have notified them of the conditions you are in, there are three possible forms that may be filed after you are injured:
  •       A Form 30C(notice of claim for compensation) is needed to make sure your claim is being or has been seen.
  •       If an insurance carrier intends to deny your claim, they may file a Form 43 .
  •       An insurance carrier must file a Form 36a Form 36 if they intend to discontinue your benefits.
In addition, if an injured worker has missed more than three days of work due to an injury a Voluntary Agreement must be filed and approved by a commissioner.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Enfield

Attorneys Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can and have represented many injured Connecticut workers for a variety of workplace incidents. Occupational diseases, work-related heart attacks, orthopedic injuries and repetitive trauma claims are just a few of the injuries that our firm can cover.      

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Enfield

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
    You may want to consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you or a loved one in Enfield are unable to work due to a life-changing injury or illness caused by your workplace. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Enfield, 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
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
    You are entitled to four basic benefits if you win your case: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (in the event that you are permanently impaired by your injury), and vocational rehabilitation (if you are unable to return to your old job and your employer has no possible alternative or modified positions for you to work in).      
Where Are the Hearings Held?
    Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, Norwich, Stamford and Waterbury have the eight district offices where your hearing can be held. These district offices hold formal and informal hearings with the commissioners, while appeals are overseen at the chairman’s office by the Compensation Review Board.  
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
    You are entitled to the next available position after recovery if you are physically capable of performing the same responsibilities you held before. You can get a modified or alternative position if you aren’t able to complete the tasks of your job anymore due to disability. If your injury was so severe that you are unable to return to your previous position in any capacity, your employer may be able to provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits.    

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Enfield


What is Social Security Disability?

You may want to consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you or a loved one in Enfield are unable to work due to a life-changing injury or illness caused by your workplace. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Enfield  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

You can complete the initial application for disability online. Alternatively, you can find out if you are a qualifying candidate by filling out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST). In addition, we are more than happy to handle your claim for the beginning of your case, including filling out your disability report and application. The Social Security Administration will review your claim while Costello, Coombes & Brown gathers all the necessary medical evidence for you.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Enfield

An attorney can help you out with a disability case in ways you may not even realize. By hiring an attorney, your case has a dramatic chance of being approved so you are one step closer to your compensation. Throughout the entire case process, our disability lawyers know how to represent you and your Enfield loved ones in a favorable light. We will also aggressively appeal if your disability claim is denied, as well as gather more supportive medical evidence for you and request reconsideration. We recommend that you seek legal help to assist you in your next appeal if you have already been through the process on your own and you have been denied.      

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Enfield

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
    Social Security Disability benefits can be a slow process before you ever receive them. It can take anywhere from a month to two years before you are approved to get it. If your disability is more serious then you are more likely to get it quickly approved.    
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
    You can miss out on your approval for disability if you fail to request an appeal within the sixty-day deadline on your approval for disability. You will lose your right to appeal if you miss this deadline and will have to start the application once again. As you are able to request an appeal on your own, you must make sure you file it even if you choose not to work with us. We always have your best interest when you work with Costello, Coombes & Brown. We will immediately appeal and request consideration upon your behalf if you are denied the rights to disability while under our legal advisement. If you are denied a second time then we will request a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ) because we do not give up on our clients. The Enfield attorneys at our firm are willing to put up a fight for what you deserve and always has your back.    
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
    We are paid directly by the Social Security Administration for any benefits you retroactively receive, so our fee is only contingent upon winning benefits for you. There are also no upfront costs for you unless there are medical report fees as needed.    

We Are Greater Enfield’s Trusted Law Firm

We are here to support you if you need help with your worker’s compensation or social security disability case, no matter how far into the process you are. If you would like to seek our advice, reach out to our office for a consultation about your potential case.


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.

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