Manchester, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Manchester’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer
Our firm specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.
When you get into an accident or experience any medical emergency, oftentimes your first thoughts concern bills or finances. “How am I going to take time off from work?” or “How can I afford this?” That’s not right and that’s why Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been helping clients in Connecticut and Manchester 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 Manchester
Every lawyer that works at our office has decades of experience and training in workers compensation, disability, and social security cases. Best yet: Our unique model combines the access and expertise of a big firm with the intimacy of a smaller one. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP represents our Manchester clients from the inception of their case through the completion of their trial. The firm does not refer trial work to other attorneys and each of our partners are easily accessible throughout the process. 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
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Manchester
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 the cost of living while the 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
Filing a Workers’ Compensation ClaimAfter you are injured at your workplace in Manchester, you must 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. Costello, Coombes, and Brown, LLP works to protect the rights of each one of our clients. We’ll fight to ensure that you receive every cent of compensation 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.
Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In ManchesterOur leading Compensation Specialists at 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 helping our Manchester clients. Their experience means that they are well-versed in the many types of compensation laws throughout the state and know how to represent your case.
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Manchester
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 Manchester
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 Manchester, 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 DisabilityYou 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 filling out your application form, submitting your report, or gathering necessary medical evidence, give us a call. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has years of experience in all three areas and will work to help you get the benefits you deserve.
When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in ManchesterWhile submitting these forms may seem simple enough, parts of it are actually quite complex. Thus, having an attorney by your side can dramatically increase your chances of getting your claim approved. If you want to increase your chances of being approved, call us today. Our lawyers 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. Meanwhile, you can just relax and work on getting your life back on track. If your disability claim is denied, our team will work tirelessly to appeal your case 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 can still help you in your next appeal.
Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Manchester
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 Manchester’s Trusted Law Firm
If you require assistance with a Workers’ Compensation claim or a Social Security Disability case, the experts at Costello, Coombs & Brown, LLP is here for you. We want to give you the support and guidance to get through this difficult time. Call us today to set up an initial consultation.