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Rocky Hill, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

Rocky Hill’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

Our firm’s specialty is worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.

In 1987, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP started serving the Rocky Hill area. In our experience, when our clients experience a work or medical accident, their first thought is typically about medical bills and worrying about missed days from work. Call one of our Rocky Hill lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP to get started on your claim today.

Our Attorneys serving Rocky Hill

After decades of experience working with clients in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases, our attorneys of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are experts. What sets us apart from other firms is the “personal touch” we offer clients. You will almost always be able to get in touch with the partners because they believe good communication between client and attorney is crucial in this business. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP will represent our clients throughout the entirety of their case to the completion of trial. You don’t worry about this firm referring 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 Rocky Hill

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Mostly Workers’ Compensation benefits cover part-time and full-time employees. When an employee experiences a work related injury, illness or disease making them unable to continue working this individual may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The purpose of these benefits is to help to cover the cost of expenses while the employee is unable to work. The three main types of benefits of the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act include:
  • Wage Replacement Benefits
  • Reasonable or necessary medical care
  • Compensation for Permanent Injury
Our lawyers here at Costello, Coombes and Brown LLP are dedicated to ensure your rights are not infringed upon and that you receive the entire compensation you are owed.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you have been injured at your Rocky Hill business, you have reported the injury to your employer and have received medical attention, it is pertinent you file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation). This will ensure your claim has been seen. An insurance carrier may file a Form 43  if they decide to deny your claim. If for any reason your insurance discontinues your benefits, they must file a Form 36. If you have missed over three days of work due to your work related injury, you must file a Voluntary Agreements to be approved by a commissioner.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has Board Certified Workers’ Compensation specialists Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello. No matter where you are in Connecticut or what your workplace injury is, our firm can represent you if you. Injuries we work with 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 Rocky Hill

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
If and when you are injured at your job in Rocky Hill, the first step is to report the accident to your employer. It is essential that all claims are reported within a certain amount of time or it will be denied.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
You are entitled to four basic benefits including: 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 a alternative or modified position is not available for you).
Where Are the Hearings Held?
The eight district offices in Connecticut available to hold your hearing are Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Whether the hearing is formal or informal, they can both be held in the district offices by commissioners and appeals are heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
Once you fully recover and you are physically able to perform the same responsibilities of your job, you are entitled to the next available position. If you find yourself not able to complete the tasks of your job, you can be offered you a modified or alternative position by your employer. Also, if this is not able to occur, you can receive vocational rehabilitation benefits from your employer.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Rocky Hill


What is Social Security Disability?

If you or a loved one in Rocky Hill has experienced a life-changing illness or injury it can seriously affect you. If it leaves you unable to work, consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Rocky Hill, 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

First, complete the application for disability online.  Or fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), so you can know if you are qualify. Trust the disability attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP who have experience to work with your claim and can help you fill out your application and disability report. We’ll work with you and collect all necessary medical evidence while the Social Security Administration will review your claim.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Rocky Hill

If you were not previously aware, an attorney can be an enormous help with a disability case. Of the many reasons to hire an attorney for your case, the best is that you will have a better chance of being approved. Throughout the entire process from your initial application to hearing, our Rocky Hill disability lawyers know exactly what to do to correctly represent you in the most favorable way possible. If your disability claim is denied, we will actively work to appeal, request reconsideration and compile even more supportive medical evidence in your favor. If you have previously been through the process on by yourself and have been denied, our recommendation is to seek legal help for your next appeal.

Common Questions About Social Security Disability Law

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
It can take time from a month all the way to two years before your social security disability receives approval. You are more likely to get approved if your disability is deemed serious.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
If you so desire, you can request an appeal by yourself within the 60 day deadline to receive approval for disability. If you miss the deadline, you also receive a loss of appeal rights and must start the application process once again. When you let Costello, Coombes & Brown work with you, you will have an attorney working your best interest in mind. If you are being advised by one of our attorneys and your rights to disability are denied, we will take action immediately to appeal and request consideration on your behalf. If you are denied again, a hearing will also be requested before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ). Our Rocky Hill attorneys will always support you during this process, and we are willing to fight for what you deserve.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Only when we win your benefits will you be charged our fee. We are paid from your retroactive benefits directly by the Social Security Administration. You won’t have to worry about upfront costs to you, unless medical report fee are necessary.

We Are Greater Rocky Hill’s Trusted Law Firm

Trust us when you need help with your worker’s compensation or social security disability case because we’re here for you. Contact us today 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