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South Windsor, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

South Windsor’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Sometimes recovery from a work-related illness or disability can feel impossible. Not only are you dealing with your medical problems, but you also have the stress of finances and employment. Don’t worry, the experts at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP of South Windsor have your back. We’ve been helping clients since 1987 and are experts in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. Call one of our lawyers to get started on a Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation claim.


Our Attorneys serving South Windsor

The law is hard work. Don’t feel like you have to figure it out by yourself. Every lawyer that works at our office has decades of experience and training in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability for our South Windsor clients. They’re also patient, kind, and understanding. We care so much about our clients that we work to represent them from the inception of their case through the completion of trial. The firm never not refers trial work to other attorneys. Best yet: every one of our partners will be easily accessible throughout the process, so if you have any questions, they will be free to answer. 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

Associate attorney.

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in South Windsor


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 everyday expenses 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
The dedicated lawyers at Costello, Coombes and Brown LLP are here to ensure your rights are not infringed upon and that you receive every cent of compensation that you deserve.  

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

After being injured it is important that you 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. 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. Costello, Coombes, and Brown, LLP works to ensure that our South Windsor clients receive every cent of compensation that you are owed. We’ve been protecting the rights of each one of our clients since 1987 and love doing so.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In South Windsor

Our leading Workers’ Compensation specialists at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello. As a result of their experience, they are well-versed in the many types of Workers’ Compensation’ laws throughout the state. They have experience covering common injuries that relate to the back, shoulder, or heart injuries as well as less common ones. Our attorneys can even also work to cover hypertension claims (specific state and municipal employees), work-related heart attacks, and occupational diseases.  

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in South Windsor

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
When you injure yourself at your job, it can seem scary. A million things can go through your head. But the most important thing is that you first seek any needed medical attention. Once you have received medical treatment, it is also important to immediately report it to the employer. If you do not report the claim within a certain amount of time, it will be denied.  
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
There are four types of basic benefits that clients are generally entitled to. Namely, they are medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent impairment), and vocational rehabilitation. You may be entitled to permanent disability settlement occurs if the injury causes permanent impairment or vocational if you cannot return to your original, modified, or alternative position of employment.  
Where Are the Hearings Held?
If you have a court hearing, then there are many places where it can be held at. Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford are all possibilities. Formal and informal hearings are held in the district offices by commissioners and appeals are to be heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
If you manage to fully recover from your injury or illness, then you are legally entitled to the next available position at your original place of employment in South Windsor. However, if your injury or illness has left you unable to perform these tasks, then you may be entitled to either a modified or alternative position with your employer. If none of these options work, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits instead.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in South Windsor

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 South Windsor 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

You 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, call our law firm that serves the South Windsor area. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has years of experience in filling out application forms, submitting reports, or gathering necessary medical evidence. We’ll work tirelessly to make sure you get what you need and won’t rest until you do.  

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in South Windsor

If you want to increase your chances of being approved, call us today. While the process may seem easy enough, having an attorney from Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP by your side can dramatically increase your chances of getting your claim approved. Our lawyers will know things like how to present your case correctly and in a favorable light. They have decades of experience and will do everything in their power to make sure you get what you are entitled to. Meanwhile, you can just relax and work on getting your life back on track. If your disability claim is denied, everyone at our office will work tirelessly with you to appeal 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. Even if you’ve already been denied, then we can still help you. Call us today and we will help you in your next appeal.  

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in South Windsor

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
It is hard to estimate how long certain cases will take. It can depend on many factors. While those with extremely serious disabilities are likely to get approved very quickly, a case can take anywhere from a month to two years.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
If your social security case is denied and you are working on your own, then it is recommended that you request an appeal yourself. Just remember that if you decide to do so, that you do it within the 60-day deadline. If you don’t, you will lose out on your right to an appeal have to start the process all over again. But if you are under our legal advisement and you are denied the rights to your disability, then there is no need to worry. We will immediately appeal the decision and request consideration on your behalf. If even if you are denied a second time, we will work tirelessly on your behalf and appeal again by requesting a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ). We know the process is difficult and want to be there for you. So when you work with us, you can be sure that we have your back.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Since we are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits, our fee is contingent upon winning benefits for you. Working with us poses no upfront cost. The only thing you may need to pay for is copies of medical records.

We Are Greater South Windsor’s Trusted Law Firm

If you need help with your Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability case, then Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP is the obvious choice. We work hard for our clients because we care about them and know it is a difficult process. When you work with us, you can be sure that we’ll be there to support and guide you through anything you may need. Call us today to set up an initial consultation.

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.

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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