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Simsbury , CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Simsbury’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Since 1987 Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been serving the Simsbury area. After experiencing any accident you may feel overwhelmed with medical bills or missing work, let one of our experienced Simsbury lawyers step in and help. To begin your claim contact us today at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP.


Our Attorneys serving Simsbury

With decades of experience dealing with workers’ compensation and social security disability cases our reputable attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are ready to represent you from the moment you start your claim up until the trial is complete. We believe that a strong relationship between the client and attorney is a vital component to a successful case. Our Simsbury attorneys are easily accessible and here to help you in every step of the case. We do 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

Associate attorney.


Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Simsbury


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation benefits can be utilized by both part-time and full-time employees in most cases. If a Simsbury employee finds themselves unable to work after experiencing a work-related illness or disease, or is injured on the job, they are entitled to their workers compensation benefits. These benefits can help them maintain their normal lives and expenses while 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
  The experienced lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are ready to take on your case and make sure your rights are not infringed upon and help you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.      

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP we have experienced lawyers ready to take on your case and fight for your rights, we are ready to help you receive the compensation that you are owed.   If you are injured at your Simsbury place of business, receive medical attention and report the injury to your employer, then file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to make sure the claim has been viewed. An insurance carrier can file a Form 43 if they want to deny your claim. When the insurance carrier chooses to cease your benefits, they must file a Form 36.   Voluntary Agreements need to be filed after an employee is out of work for more than three days due to the injury, and are to be approved by a commissioner.  

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Windsor

At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP both of our attorneys, Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. We represent injured workers from all over the state, including those right here in Simsbury. We have experience in many injuries, including: 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 Simsbury

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
    The first thing to remember after you’ve suffered a work related incident is to report it to your employer. Claims have to be filed within a certain amount of time otherwise they will be denied.      
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
    Most of our Simsbury clients are entitled to four basic benefits. These are: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury results in permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation (if you cannot return to your usual job and there are no alternative or modified positions for you).  
Where Are the Hearings Held?
    There are eight district offices throughout Connecticut that your hearing can be held at. Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford all have offices for both formal and informal hearings. Appeals are heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.  
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
    Once you have recovered and are physically able to perform the needed responsibilities of your prior position you are entitled to the next available position. If you are able to work but not up to the standards of your position, then your employer can create a modified position for you. When neither of the options are possible your employer can provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits.    

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Simsbury


What is Social Security Disability?

If you or a loved one experiences a life-changing injury or illness that leaves you incapable of working, applying for Social Security Disability benefits may be your next step. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Simsbury, 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

To start your claim you can fill out an application for disability online. The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) can help determine if you are a qualifying candidate.   Our experienced attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP can handle your claim from its early stages, like filling out your application and disability report. While the Social Security Administration reviews your claim we will work to obtain all necessary medical evidence.      

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Simsbury

Some clients don’t realize the impact that hiring an attorney will make on their case and that they can increase the chances of being approved. We are dedicated to our Simsbury clients and work hard to represent them as best we can throughout their entire case. We will be there to assist you from the initial application up until your case is completed.   In some cases the disability claim will be denied, if  this happens we will work forcefully to appeal it, request reconsideration, and unearth more medical evidence to help in your favor. For those who have been denied after filing on their own we recommend seeking legal help for your next appeal.      

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Simsbury

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 a decision on your social security disability claim. For those suffering from serious disabilities you are more likely to be quickly approved.    
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
    A request for an appeal can be done on your own, but must be filed within the 60 day deadline otherwise you risk your approval for disability. Missing the deadline can also result in a loss of appeal rights and will force you to begin the entire process again. Our dedicated attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are ready to fight for you and what you are entitled to. If you have been denied disability under our advisement we will immediately get started on your appeal and request reconsideration. If you are denied twice we will then request a hearing before the Adminstration Law Judge (ALJ). We do everything we can to represent our Simsbury clients to the best of our ability.  
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
    We only get paid when you get paid, our fee is contingent upon winning your benefits. The Social Security Administration pays us directly from your benefits. We do not charge any upfront fees, with the exception of any medical report fees.    

We Are Greater Simsbury’s Trusted Law Firm

For those in the Simsbury area who are in need of expert representation for a workers’ compensation or social security disability claim we are ready to help represent you and get you what you are owed.


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.

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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