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Wethersfield, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

Wethersfield Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer

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

Have you been injured while on the job? For more than thirty years, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has been dedicated to serving Wethersfield with thorough worker’s compensation and social security disability claims. Contact on of our attorneys to see how you can receive benefits.


Our Attorneys serving Wethersfield

Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP has decades of combined expertise. Our attorneys work with you until the very end so that you’re never alone through the process. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every step of the way our services meet the specific and individual needs of our clients in Wethersfield, Connecticut. .

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 Wethersfield


What is Workers’ Compensation?

On worker’ compensation you should receive benefits for medical treatment, payments for time off work while you recover, money for any permanent disability you incurred as a result of your injury, and alternative positions if you are unable to return to your previous job. 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

If you’ve been injured on the job in Wethersfield, Connecticut, it’s important that you report your injury right away to provide physical evidence for your future claims. Following the report, they must file a Form 30C (notice of claim for compensation) to guarantee that their claim has been reviewed. If an insurance carrier intents on denying your claim they may file a Form 43 . If  an insurance carrier wishes to stop allowing your benefits to go through they can file a Form 36.  In the case of an en injured employee missing more than three days of work due to an injury sustained at work, a commissioner can fill out a Voluntary Agreements.  

Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In

Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello of Costello of Coombes & Brown, LLP serves Wethersfield workers for various types of injury reports.Our attorneys have more than thirty years of experience dealing with back, neck, and shoulders injuries (orthopedic). Repetitive trauma, heart, and hypertension claims, or other injuries or work related illnesses.  

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Wethersfield

What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
Most claims are denied because there’s a lack of medical evidence. If you are injured at work, it’s important you report it right away. A worker who has failed to notify their supervisor of their injuries, may be declined the right to workers’ compensation benefits.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
If you’re a worker who has been injured on the job in Wethersfield, Connecticut  you may be entitled four basic benefits which 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?
Throughout 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. 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?
Yes, you can return to your job after recovering from an injury. However, if your are  there are unable to perform tasks from your previous job, you employer can offer you a modified or an alternative position within the company. Another option is vocational rehabilitation which is designed to help individuals with disabilities regain their employment goals.

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Wethersfield


What is Social Security Disability?

  • Social Security Disability is a type of insurance that gives benefits to workers no longer able to work due to an injury sustained at their place of employment. Social security benefits can be provided on either a temporary or permanent basis, usually directly related to whether the person’s disability is temporary or permanent.In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Wethersfield, 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

Are you in need of filing a claim in the Wethersfield, Connecticut area? First you should complete the initial application for disability online.  Also, you can check out the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), to see if you qualify as a candidate. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP works hard to make sure you are give support through the entire process.  

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Wethersfield

Social security disability is a long, arduous, process as well as deadlines. Hiring a social security disability lawyer can increase your rate of approval tremendously.  At Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, attorneys are Bound by professional rules and ethical obligations, your lawyer will handle your case carefully to serve as your advocate. Our lawyers will serve as communicator, helping you feel comfortable with language and what to expect during hearings    

Common Questions About Social Security In Wethersfield

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
Depending on the urgency of the situation, a decision can be made within a few weeks or months, or even a few years, especially if a claim has been denied.
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
If a Social Disability Cases is denied Our attorneys at Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. will request reconsideration, gathering more supportive medical evidence and if you are denied a second time, we will request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). One of the main reasons claims are denied are because of a lack of medical evidence. If you have been injured at work, it’s essential you report the incident as soon as possible. Don’t panic. If you’re claim has been denied, even if you rightfully deserve the waraded benefits. Working with one of out highly qualified Social Security Disability attorneys will help you fully understand and prepare for your appeal, as well as to ensure all appropriate paperwork is in order, can greatly increase your claim’s chances of success.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Being out of work is stressful enough, Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. Disability attorneys work on contingency, which means they charge nothing up front. This makes it much easier for already applicants to afford the legal help they need and deserve.

We Are Greater Wetherfield’s Trusted Law Firm

Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC. is a trusted law firm serving Wethersfield workers since 1987, 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

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433 South Main Street, Suite 102
West Hartford, CT 06110

Office hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm
or by appointment