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Newington, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Newington, CT’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Lawyer

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

For over 30 years, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been serving the Newington area. If you have suffered a workplace injury, whether an accident or medical, you will be thinking about how to pay your bills and covering the work you missed while resting. To get started on your claim, get in contact with one of our Newington lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP.


Our Attorneys serving Newington

The attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can offer clients a “personal touch” that may not always happen at other law firms. Our partners are easily available and use good communication in order to reach a successful outcome in your case. The lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP have decades of experience working in social security disability and workers’ compensation cases. Unlike other law firms, we represent our clients from the beginning of the case all the way through the trial’s completion, and does not outsource 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 Newington

What is Workers’ Compensation?

The majority of employees will be covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits regardless if they are part-time or full-time. A Newington employee may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job or develops a work-related illness or disease and are not able to fulfill the requirements of their job position. The benefits help cover expenses and other costs while the employees are 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
At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, we are dedicated lawyers who want to make sure you receive every cent of compensation you are owned and make sure your rights are not infringed upon.  

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

You must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to make sure that your claim has been seen, after you are injured at your Newington place of business, reported the injury to your employer and received medical attention. An insurance carrier may file a Form 43 if they want to deny your claim, and file a Form 36 when they intend to discontinue your benefits if they think that is necessary. If an injured worker has missed three or more days of work due to the injury, Voluntary Agreements must be filed and approved by a commissioner.  

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

Two Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP attorneys, Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. We represent injured workers throughout Connecticut for many types of workplace injuries. These may include heart and hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees), work-related heart attacks and occupational diseases, repetitive trauma claims and orthopedic injuries to the back, neck and shoulders.  

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Newington

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
You must report the accident to your employer if you are injured at your Newington job. Every claim only has a limited amount of time to be reported or it will be denied.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Generally, you are entitled to four basic benefits: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation (if you cannot return to your usual job and there is no alternative or modified position available for you)
Where Are the Hearings Held?
There are eight district offices that your hearing can be held at including Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport and Stamford in Connecticut. Both types of appeals, formal and informal, are held in the district offices by commissioners. Appeals, meanwhile, are heard at the chairman’s office by the Compensation Review Board.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
You are entitled to the next available position if you are physically able to perform the same responsibilities of your position after recovery. Your employer can offer you an alternate or a modified position if you cannot complete the tasks of your job. If this also is not possible, your employer may provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Newington

What is Social Security Disability?

  • Consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you are unable to work, whether you or your loved one are suffering from terminal illness or an injury.In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Newington, 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

File your initial application for your disability online. You may also fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) to find out if you may qualify for disability. We will gather all of the necessary medical evidence while the Social Security Administration reviews your claim. Due to our experience, the disability lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can help you with the first steps for a claim such as filling out the application and disability report.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Newington

If you hire an attorney for your disability case, your case is more likely to be approved than if you did not have one. Our Newington disability lawyers know how to correctly represent you in a favorable light, from your initial application all the way up to the hearing. If your disability claim is denied, we will appeal on your behalf, request reconsideration from the court and obtain more medical advice that may be able to support you. If you have already been through this process on your own and denied, we recommend that you use legal assistance to help you in  your next appeal.  

Common Questions About Social Security In Newington

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
It can take anywhere from a month to two years before you receive approval for your social security disability, though you may get it more quickly if you have a serious disability.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
You can request an appeal on your own, but if you fail to request within the 60 day deadline you can miss out on your approval for disability. This also results in a loss of appeal rights and you would have to start the application process once again. We always have your best interest when you work with Costello, Coombes & Brown.We will immediately appeal and request consideration on your behalf if you are under our legal advisement and denied the rights to your disability. Being denied a second time will lead to a hearing request before the Administration Law Judge with our Newington attorney. They always have your back and are willing to fight for your case to get what you deserve.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
We are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your benefits, so our fee is contingent on us winning your case. We also have no upfront costs for you unless there are medical report fees needed.

We Are Greater Newington’s Trusted Law Firm

We are here to support you if you need help with your worker’s compensation or social security disability case. 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.

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

Visit us

433 South Main Street, Suite 102
West Hartford, CT 06110

Office hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm
or by appointment