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Glastonbury, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Glastonbury’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Have you experienced an injury at work or at home? Worried about taking time off from work or simply affording your medical expenses? Have no fear. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP of Glastonbury has been helping clients since 1987. Call one of our lawyers to get started on a claim. We’ll take care of the work and  you can just focus on feeling better.


Our Attorneys serving Glastonbury

Every one of our lawyers has decades of experience and training in workers compensation, disability, or social security cases. We’re a professional firm with a small-firm approach. That means that you’ll get the same professional services as you would with a big firm, but the personal touch of a smaller one. Every one of our partners will easily be easily accessible throughout the process. And unlike some firms, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP represents their clients from the inception of their case through the completion of trial. The firm 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 Glastonbury


What is Workers’ Compensation?

If you are injured or develop a work-related illness while working at a full or time position and are unable to continue working as a result, you may be entitled to benefits. These are called workers compensation benefits and are designed to help cover the cost of expenses while the employee is unable 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
The dedicated lawyers at Costello, Coombes and Brown LLP are here to ensure your rights are not infringed upon and that you receive every cent of compensation you are owed.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

After you are injured at your Glastonbury workplace, you must first report this injury to the employer and receive any needed medical attention. 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.   When you come to Costello, Coombes, and Brown LLP in Glastonbury, we’ll work to protect your rights. We will fight to make sure that you receive every cent that you are owed. 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. 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 Compensation Specialists at Glastonbury’s Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello. Both are board certified and have decades of experience in the field. That means that they are well-versed in the many types of compensation laws throughout Connecticut and can work to represent you no matter what. Whether you’ve injured your back, shoulder, heart, or other organ, we can help. We can even work to cover hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees), work-related heart attacks, and occupational diseases.  

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Glastonbury

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
  When you injure yourself at your job, it is important that you 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. The first is medical treatment. Employees can also be entitled to disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation. The last 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 are physically able to return to work after your recovery, then you are legally entitled to the next available position. However, if you are unable to resume the tasks of your previous job, then you are entitled to either a modified or alternative position with your employer. If none of these options exist, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits.  

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Glastonbury


What is Social Security Disability?

  • If you or a loved one has suffered a life-altering injury, it may have left you or them unable to work. If that is the case, then you may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Glastonbury, 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.  You can also use The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)to find out if you are a qualifying candidate.   If you need a Glastonbury lawyer to help you with the beginning stages of your claim, then Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP is the place to go. We’ll help you fill out your application form, submit your disability report, and gather all necessary medical evidence.  

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Farmington

While you may not realize it, having an attorney by your side can dramatically increase your chances of getting your claim approved. For, our lawyers in Glastonbury have years of experience and training in social security disability laws. They’ll know how to present your case correctly and in a favorable light. If your disability claim is denied, our Glastonbury will work 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. And if you’ve already been denied, then we even recommend  that you seek legal help to assist you in your next appeal.

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Glastonbury

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
  How long it takes to get your decision on your disability pension may depend on many factors. Those with extremely serious disabilities are more likely to get quickly approved. In most cases, however, the process can take anywhere from a month to two years.  
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
  If your social security disability case is denied and you are working on your own, you are free to request an appeal.  If you fail to request an appeal within the 60 day deadline, you can miss out on your approval for disability. You will lose out on your right to an appeal and have to start the process all over again. When you work with Costello, Coombes & Brown, we always have your best interest. 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 you are denied a second time, we will also request a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ). Our Glastonbury attorneys will always have your back, and we are willing to put up a fight for what you deserve.  
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
  Unless there are fees for medical reports, working with us will  post no upfront costs. We are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits. As a result, the fee is contingent upon winning benefits for you.  

We Are Greater Glastonbury’s Trusted Law Firm

If you need help with your worker’s compensation or social security disability case, we are here to support you. Reach out to set up a consultation to review 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.

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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