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New Britain, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


New Britain’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been serving the Greater New Britain area since 1987. We know that getting into any sort of work, or medical, accident can be stressful. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact one of our New Britain lawyers today to get started on a claim.


Our Attorneys serving New Britain

Our lawyers are dedicated to providing personal attention to your workers’ compensation, or social security disability, case. We at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP offer our experience to you directly, keep in touch frequently with updates on your case, and will never refer your case to other attorneys. The partners here will stick with your case and trial from the very moment you contact us for legal assistance, to the moment your trial has reached a close. With Costello, Coombes, & Brown, LLP, you are our top priority.


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 New Britain


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation benefits are usually available to most part-time and full-time employees in the event of a work-related injury, illness, or disease. These benefits can help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and any necessary ongoing care that you may need in the event of such an accident.   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 attorneys of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are devoted to making sure the rights of New Britain citizens are protected.            

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have suffered a work-related injury at your occupation in New Britain, it is important to immediately report the injury, and receive medical attention. Following these actions, if you would like to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) in order to ensure your claim is visible. In the event that an insurance carrier wants to deny your claim, or discontinue your benefits, they may file a Form 43, or Form 36, respectively. If a New Britain citizen has missed more than three days of work as a result from a workplace injury, a Voluntary Agreement must be filed and approved by a commissioner.          

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In New Britain

Attorneys Keven W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, of Costello, Coombes, & Brown, LLP, are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists in the state of Connecticut. Our partners have decades of experience serving citizens of New Britain in a variety of workplace injuries. These include: orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders; repetitive trauma; heart injuries and hypertension (specific state and municipal employees); as well as work-related heart attacks and occupational diseases.              

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in New Britain

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
          If you are injured on the job at your New Britain workplace, it is extremely important to report it as soon as possible, provided the injury is not immediately life-threatening. Claims must be reported within a certain window of time, otherwise they will be denied.            
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
        There are typically four types of compensation you have the right to: medical treatments, disability payments, a permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent disability), and vocational rehabilitation (in the event that you cannot return to regular work, and there is no alternative or modified position for you).          
Where Are the Hearings Held?
        There are eight different districts in Connecticut where your hearing may be held. These districts include Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Commissioners in the district offices will hold both formal and informal hearings, and appeals are handled by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.        
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
      If, after rehabilitation, you are able to return to work regularly and complete your original responsibilities, you are entitled to the next available position. If you cannot complete the tasks required by your original position, but you can function in some capacities, your New Britain employer may be able to offer you a modified or alternative position. If neither of these courses are possible, you may receive vocational rehabilitation benefits.          

Social Security Disability Attorneys in New Britain


What is Social Security Disability?

Citizens of New Britain that have been diagnosed with a significantly debilitating illness or injury that leaves them unable to work, they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in New Britain 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

There are two methods of filing for Social Security Disability in New Britain. You can either complete the initial application for disability online. Otherwise, to find out if you qualify, you may fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST).   The dedicated disability lawyers of Costello, Coombes, & Brown, LLP can handle the filing process for you. They can help you by filing all initial applications and disability reports for you. We can put together all the necessary information for your case while the Social Security Administration looks over your application.            

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in New Britain

An attorney can help immensely when trying to attain Social Security Disability benefits in New Britain. Generally, having a lawyer will help your chances of being approved. With our decades of experience, we can represent your case in the best possible way.   If your claim is denied, we will do everything in our power to develop a strong appeal, request reconsideration, and gather more supporting evidence to strengthen your case. In the event that you have already been denied, it is recommended that you receive legal assistance in order to strengthen your case.            

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in New Britain

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
      It may take anywhere from a month to two years to receive social security disability benefits, pending approval. New Britain citizens with serious cases of disability are more likely to be approved quickly.        
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
      You may request an appeal on your own. However, if you do not request an appeal within 60 days, you will miss the deadline and may miss out on your approval for disability. Additionally, you will lose your right to appeal, and also the rights to start the application process again. By receiving counsel from Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, you can feel safe in the knowledge that if your initial application is denied, we will immediately begin the appeals process. In the event that this effort for consideration fails, we will push to request a hearing before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to address your case. Our partners in New Britain will work diligently to make sure you receive the benefits that you need and deserve.          
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
      There are no upfront costs to you, unless there are fees related to medical reports. If we cannot achieve benefits for you, there is absolutely no cost to you. If we win benefits for you then the Social Security Administration will pay us directly from your retroactive benefits.          

We Are Greater New Britain’s Trusted Law Firm

Costello, Coombes, and Brown, LLP, serves New Britain citizens with the best in workers’ compensation and social security disability representation. Contact us today 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.

Get in touch

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