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Farmington, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

Farmington’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Getting into an accident or getting injured at work can be stressful enough. Recovery can be even more difficult as well as the added stress of finance. But don’t worry, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has your back. We have a proven track record for success in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability since 1987. Call one of our lawyers to get started on your case, and we’ll take care of the work and you can just focus on feeling better.

Our Attorneys serving Farmington

The law is hard work. We know that. That’s why every lawyer that works at our office has decades of experience and training in workers compensation, disability, and social security cases. They’re patient, kind, and understanding. We care so much about our clients that we work to represent them from the inception of their case through the completion of trial. The firm never refers trial work to other attorneys. Best yet: every one of our partners will be easily accessible throughout the process, so if you have any questions, they will be free to answer. We know that this process is difficult and that’s why we’ll always be here for you.

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 Farmington

What is Workers’ Compensation?

If you develop a work-related illness or injure yourself as a result of your job, you may be entitled to benefits. Workers compensation benefits are designed to help cover everyday expenses while an employee is unable to work. 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
The dedicated lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown LLP are here to ensure your rights are not infringed upon and that you receive every cent of compensation that you deserve.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

After being injured it is important that you first receive any needed medical attention and report this injury to the employer. Then, it is important that you file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) in order to make sure that claim has been seen. An insurance carrier may file a Form 43 when they intend to deny your claim. When the insurance carrier intends to discontinue your benefits, they must file a Form 36. Voluntary Agreements must be filed and approved by a commissioner in cases where an injured worker has missed more than three days of work due to the injury. Costello, Coombes, and Brown LLP helps Farmington clients to ensure that you receive every cent of compensation that you are owed. We’ve been protecting the rights of each one of our clients since 1987 and love doing so.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

Our leading  Workers’ Compensation Specialists at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello. Both are board-certified attorneys and have decades of experience in the field. As a result of their experience, they are well-versed in the many types of compensation laws throughout the state and types of disabilities. Most cases we handle involve an injured your back, shoulder, heart, or another organ. But we can even also work to cover hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees), work-related heart attacks, and occupational diseases.

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Farmington

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
When you injure yourself at your job, it can seem scary. First,  it is important that you first seek any needed medical attention. But after that, remember that you must immediately report it to the employer. If you do not report the claim within a certain amount of time, it will be denied. 
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
There are four types of basic benefits that clients are generally entitled to. Namely, they are medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation occurs only when the employee cannot return to their original job and there is no modified/alternative position for them.
Where Are the Hearings Held?
If you have a court hearing, then there are many places where it can be held at. Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford are all possibilities. And while formal and informal hearings are held in the district offices by commissioners,appeals will be heard by the  Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
If you manage to fully recover from your injury or illness, then you are legally entitled to the next available position at your original place of employment. However, if your injury or illness has left you unable to perform these tasks, then you may be entitled to either a modified or alternative position with your employer. If none of these options work, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits instead.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Farmington


What is Social Security Disability?

You may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you or a loved one has suffered a life-altering injury that has left you or them unable to work. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Farmington, 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.  You can also use The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) to find out if you are a qualifying candidate. If you need help, call our law firm today. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has years of experience in filling out application forms, submitting reports, or gathering necessary medical evidence. We’ll work tirelessly to help our Farmington clients get what they need and won’t rest until you do.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Farmington

While the process may seem easy enough, having an attorney by your side can dramatically increase your chances of getting your claim approved. Our lawyers will know things like how to present your case correctly and in a favorable light. Thus, if you want to increase your chances of being approved, call us today. Meanwhile, you can just relax and work on getting your life back on track. If your disability claim is denied, we will work tirelessly with you to appeal to the state and request reconsideration. We’ll help you gather any more legal evidence you may need and help you through the appeals process. Even if you’ve already been denied, then we can still help you. Call us today and we will help you in your next appeal.

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Farmington

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
It is hard to estimate how long certain cases will take. It can depend on many factors. For example, those with extremely serious disabilities are, of course, more likely to get approved quickly. With that being said, most cases take anywhere from a month to two years.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
If your social security case is denied and you are working on your own, then it is recommended that you request an appeal. If you decide to do so, just make sure you do it within the 60-day deadline. Otherwise, you will lose out on your right to an appeal. You will have to start the process all over again. If you are under our legal advisement and you are denied the rights to your disability, we will immediately appeal and request consideration on your behalf. If even if you are denied a second time, we will appeal again by requesting a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ). We work this hard because we here at Costello, Coombes & Brown LLP always have our clients best interests at heart. We know the process is difficult and want to be there for you. So when you work with us, you can be sure that we have your back.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Since we are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits, and the fee is contingent upon winning benefits for you, working with us poses no upfront cost. The only thing you may need to pay for is copies of medical records.  

We Are Greater Farmington’s Trusted Law Firm

So if you need help with your workers compensation or social security disability case, then Costello, Coombes & Brown LLP is the obvious choice. We’re here to help support and guide you through anything you may need. Call us today to set up a consultation.

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