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Vernon , CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


Vernons’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

At Costello, Coombes & Brown LLP we have been proud to serve the Vernon community since 1987. Whether your injury is work or accident related we have the experience to take on your case and put your mind at ease when dealing with missed wages or medical bills. To begin your claim process please contact one of our experienced lawyers here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP.


Our Attorneys serving Vernon

For years our experienced attorneys have helped clients all throughout the Vernon area with cases in workers’ compensation or social security disability. Everyone here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP works closely with each client to create a strong personal connection and a mutual line of communication. We know that the best outcomes stem from positive relationships between the client and attorney. Our dedicated attorneys can easily be reached and will represent you from the start of your claim up until the trial is complete. 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 Vernon


What is Workers’ Compensation?

Both part-time and full-time employees are typically covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits can help the employee cover the cost of expenses while they are unable to work due to an injury on the job, or they develop a work-related illness or disease. We are here to help our clients throughout their entire workers’ compensation claim.   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
  Our lawyers here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are ready to take on your case and make sure you receive every cent of compensation that you are entitled to. We are proud to represent our Vernon clients and get them what they deserve.    

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Let our dedicated lawyers here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP take on your case and help you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.   After you are injured at your Vernon place of business, and have reported the injury to your employer and received any necessary medical attention, your next step is to file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) which ensures that your claim has been seen. An insurance carrier may file a Form 43 if they wish to deny your claim. The insurance carrier must file a Form 36 if they intend to stop your benefits. When an employee misses more than three days of work due to an injury they must file a Voluntary Agreements, which will then need approval from a commissioner    

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Vernon

Here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. Our firm is capable of representing injured workers in Vernon and throughout the State of Connecticut for numerous workplace injuries. These injuries can 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 Vernon

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
    For those in the Vernon area who suffered from a work related injury you must first report the incident to your employer. Claims must be reported within a certain time frame otherwise it will be denied.      
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
    Typically, there are four basic benefits you are entitled to: medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if the injury causes permanent damage), and vocational rehabilitation (if you cannot return to your particular position and there is no alternative or modified position for you).    
Where Are the Hearings Held?
    In Connecticut, there are eight district offices that your hearing can be held at, including: Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Formal and informal hearings are 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?
    After you have recovered and are physically capable of performing the duties of your job you are entitled to the next available position. For those who cannot handle the tasks of the job your employer can offer you a modified position. If neither of these is possible then your employer may provide vocational rehabilitation benefits to you.    

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Vernon


What is Social Security Disability?

For those in the Vernon area who have suffered from a life-altering injury or illness that puts you out of work, Social Security Disability benefits may be needed. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Vernon, 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 begin the process you may fill out application for disability online. To find out if you are a qualified candidate for Social Security Disability you can fill out the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST).   Our experienced attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP will handle your case from its early stages, and can help you fill out your application and disability report. We will obtain any needed medical evidence while the Social Security Administration reviews your case.    

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Vernon

Increase your chances of being approved by hiring our expert attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP. We are here to help from the initial application through to the completion of the case. We know how to properly represent our Vernon clients, helping them become approved for their benefits.   If your disability claim is denied we will continue to fight for you and appeal it, request reconsideration, and work hard to find more supportive medical evidence. If you filed for disability on your own and have been denied we highly recommend seeking legal help to assist you with your appeal.  

Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Vernon

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
    You may receive your social security disability decision anywhere between one month to two years after you file your claim. For those suffering from serious disabilities you may be more likely to be approved quicker.    
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
    You can request an appeal on your own if you have been denied, but must do so within the 60 day deadline. Failing to do so within the deadline may result in missing out on your approval for disability, losing your appeal rights, or the need to restart the entire claim process again. When you choose Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP you are choosing Vernon’s best attorneys who will not stop fighting for you. If you are under our legal advisement and are denied your disability we will immediately get to work appealing the decision and requesting reconsideration. If you find yourself denied a second time we will set up a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ). Our attorneys are extremely dedicated to fighting for you and getting you the compensation that you deserve.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
    Our fee correlates to us winning your benefits. We are paid by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits. There are no upfronts costs to you when hiring us, with the exception of any medical report fees needed.    

We Are Greater Vernon’s Trusted Law Firm

We are dedicated to each of our Vernon clients and are ready to take on your workers’ compensation or social security disability claim and get you what you deserve.    

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