Hartford, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
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 serving the Hartford area. We understand that after experiencing any accident, be it work or medical, your first thought will be about medical bills and covering missed days from work. To get started on your claim, get in contact with one of our Hartford lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP.
Our Attorneys serving HartfordOur attorneys have decades of experience working with clients in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP offers clients the “personal touch” – something not always possible at other firms. The partners are easily accessible and believe good communication between client and attorney is essential for a successful outcome. 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
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Hartford
What is Workers’ Compensation?For most part-time and full-time employees will be covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits. When an employee is injured on the job, or develops a work-related illness or disease, and is unable to continue working they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits help to 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
Filing a Workers’ Compensation ClaimThe 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. After being injured at your Hartford place of business, and after you have reported the injury to your employer and received medical attention, you must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to make sure that your 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.
Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help InAt Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. Our firm can represent injured workers’ throughout the State of Connecticut for a variety of workplace injuries. These injuries can include orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, shoulders, repetitive trauma claims, heart and hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees) or work-related heart attacks and occupational diseases.
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Hartford
What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Where Are the Hearings Held?
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
Social Security Disability Attorneys in Hartford
What is Social Security Disability?When you or a loved one in Hartford have suffered from a life-changing illness or injury, it may leave you unable to work, and you may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in 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 DisabilityYou can complete the initial application for disability online. Alternatively, you can fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to find out if you are a qualifying candidate. The experienced disability attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can also handle your claim for the beginning stages including filling out your application and disability report. We’ll gather all of the necessary medical evidence while the Social Security Administration will review your claim.
When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in HartfordYou may not realize, but an attorney can help you immensely with a disability case. One of the best reasons to hire an attorney for your case is that you will increase your chances of being approved. From your initial application to the hearing, our Hartford disability lawyers know how to correctly represent you in a favorable light. In the event that your disability claim is denied, we will vigorously appeal, request reconsideration and gather more supportive medical evidence in your favor. For those 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 Disability Law
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
We Are Greater Hartford’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.