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West Hartford, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer


West Hartford’s Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Lawyer

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

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been proudly serving Connecticut since 1987. It is our mission to serve residents in the West Hartford who have suffered an accident and need the relief of knowing they can still be compensated.  Contact one of our Hartford lawyers at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP. to get started on your claim.


Our Attorneys serving West Hartford

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP will handle your claim from the beginning stages. Our attorneys will go the extra mile to fight for your rights. We have decades of experience acquiring medical evidence to support claims if they have been denied.  The attorneys strongly believe it is their obligation to offer thorough, realistic advice, while aggressively pursuing West Hartford clients’ rights and interests.  

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 West Hartford

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers compensation is a form of insurance that benefits employees by offering wage replacements and wages. When an employee is unable to continue working due to an injury on the job or other work related illness or diseases, workers’ compensation provides them with benefits that cover the cost of expenses while the worker is recovering.   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

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

The committed lawyers at Costello, Coombes and Brown LLP are here to ensure your rights are fought for and not restricted. It is their duty to give you the compensation you deserve. In order to begin the filing process for workers’ compensation, West Hartford employees who have been injured on the job must report the injury to their employer. Next, they must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to ensure that their claim has been seen. In the case of your claim being denied, an insurance carrier may file a Form 43 . In some cases, the insurance carrier may intend to discontinue your benefits by filing a Form 36. In order for any of these Forms to occur, they must be properly completed and filed. If an injured worker has missed more than three days of work due to an injury suffered at work, a  Voluntary Agreements must be filed and approved by a commissioner.

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP both Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists. Our firm represents residents throughout West Hartford and greater Connecticut for various types of work related injuries. Injuries our attorneys have expertise in include injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders (orthopedic). Repetitive trauma, heart, and hypertension claims, or other traumas or work related diseases.

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in West Hartford

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
In order to receive compensation, it is of paramount importance you report your injury to your employer to reap the benefits.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
If you’re injured on the job in the West Hartford area, you are typically entitled to four basic benefits. These include: 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 for you)
Where Are the Hearings Held?
Conveniently for West Hartford workers, you won’t have to travel far for a hearing. There are eight district offices that your hearing can be held at including Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Both formal and informal hearings are held in the district offices by commissioners while appeals are heard by the Compensation Review Board at the chairman’s office.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
If you are able to continue performing the tasks at your job after recovering, you are are entitled to the next available position. However, if you’re unable to complete the task of your job after recovery, you employer can offer you a modified or alternative position. In some events your employer can provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits to help you re enter the work force.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in West Hartford

What is Social Security Disability?

  • Social Security Disability is a program designed to benefit workers who have been disabled on the job. The program pays monthly benefits West Hartford workers who have become disabled before they’ve reached retirement age and are unable to work. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in West Hartford, 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

You can complete the initial application for disability online. Alternatively, you can fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to find out if you qualify in the West Hartford area. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP handle West Hartford workers claims from start of the process. The attorneys will file your application and disability reports; gather and submitting medical evidence while the Social Security Administration reviews your claim.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in West Hartford

With our decades of experience, our attorneys can greatly help West Hartford workers with their disability cases. Our expertise and credibility will help your case move along efficiently while greatly increasing your chances of success. From your initial application to the hearing, our West Hartford disability lawyers know how to correctly represent you in a favorable light. In some cases, your claims may be denied. Our attorneys will fight through appeals, requesting reconsideration, and gather supportive medical evidence to defend your claims. For those who have already been through the process on their own and been denied, we recommend that you seek legal help to assist you in your next appeal.  

Common Questions About Social Security In West Hartford

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
The more serious the disability, the quicker the approval process it. Receiving your social security disability can take anywhere from a month to two years before you receive approval.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
West Hartford workers can request an appeal on their own. If you fail to request an appeal within the 60 day deadline, you can miss out on your approval for disability. This will also result in a loss of appeal rights and starting the application process once again. It is greatly advised that you don’t tackle this process alone. Let our attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. work with you so you can receive the benefits you deserve. If you are under our legal advisement and are denied the rights to your disability, we will quickly appeal and request consideration on your behalf. If you are denied a second time, we will also request a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ). Our West Hartford attorneys will always fight your rights in your time of need.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Our mission is to get you the benefits you deserve while being unable to work.  Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. attorneys work on contingency, which means they charge nothing up front. This makes it much easier for already cash-strapped disability applicants to afford the legal help they need.

We Are Greater West Hartford’s Trusted Law Firm

If you need help with your worker’s compensation in or social security disability case in West Hartford, we are here to help you put your best foot forward. Call now to receive your consultation and benefits.

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