Windsor Locks, CT Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Windsor Locks Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyer
Our firm specializes in worker’s compensation and social security disability cases.
The offices of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP have been serving the Windsor Locks area since 1987. Understanding that you will have questions and concerns regarding injuries, medical bills, and lost time when you are unable to work, our team of highly skilled attorneys are on hand to provide you advisement and legal representation. Schedule your consultation with one of our Windsor Locks workers’ compensation attorneys today.
Our Attorneys serving Windsor Locks
With decades of experience and know in the handling of workers’ compensation and social security disability cases, our friendly attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP in Windsor Locks, provide our clients the comfort and confidence they need to rely upon our award-winning team. Easily accessible and firm believers of the simple fact that open communication is one of the most important components of any case, our licensed attorneys are steadfast in maintaining attorney/client confidentiality and handling all our clients’ cases from the application process to the final approval of benefits.
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
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Windsor Locks
What is Workers’ Compensation?Employees, whether working part-time or full-time, are covered by their employer’s Workers’ Compensation benefits. When an employee suffers a work-related injury, or develops a work-related illness and finds themselves unable to continue performing their job, they are typically entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits while absent from the workplace. 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 ClaimWhen you are injured or take ill in your Windsor Locks work place, the first important step is to report your injury or illness to your supervisor or employer and to receive any immediate medical attention that is needed. Thereafter, it is mandatory that you file a Form 30C, which is a notice of claim for compensation) to ensure that the workers’ comp insurance carrier has been timely notified. If you lose more than three (3) days of work due to your injury or illness, then Voluntary Agreements must be filed by your employer and approved by a commissioner in order that your workers’ compensation benefits can begin to be paid out. There are some instances, where the insurance carrier may opt to file a Form 43 if they feel the intend to deny the claim for any reason. Once you begin to receive your benefits, the insurance carrier, if they decide to discontinue your payments, will be required to file a Form 36 indicating the date payments will be terminated and the reason why.
Industries Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help In Windsor LocksHere at the offices of Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP, we have a team of attorneys who specialize in workers’ compensation cases. Attorney Kevin W. Coombes and Attorney Frank V. Costello are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists and are available to answer all your questions, discuss your concerns, and offer insight on your individual case. Our highly reputable firm represents injured workers here in the State of Connecticut who have fallen victim to injuries and illnesses that include, but are not limited to, orthopedic injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders, repetitive trauma claims, heart and hypertension claims (typically specific to state and municipal employees) work-related heart attacks and/or occupational diseases.
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Windsor Locks
What Should I do If I am Injured at Work?
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Where Are the Hearings Held?
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
Social Security Disability Attorneys in Windsor Locks
What is Social Security Disability?In some instances, individuals who suffer illnesses or injuries on the job that are life changing, may find themselves unable to work any longer. When this occurs, you may need to take the next step and apply for Social Security benefits. In order to apply for Social Security Disability in Windsor Locks, 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 DisabilityTo determine whether or not you are eligible for Social Security Benefits, you will need to complete an initial application for disability online. To find out if you are a qualifying candidate for benefits, you may want to also fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screen Tool (BEST) to further confirm your eligibility. If you are unable for any reason to fill out these application forms on your own, you can reach out to the friendly, disability attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown. Our team is prepared to handle all aspects of your claim which includes the application process and the filing of disability reports. Once we have filed your claim with the Social Security Administration, we will gather important histories, facts and medical data needed to further support your claim once the Administration has completed its review.
When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in BristolOften times employees do not realize the important role an attorney can play in the filing, processing and management of a disability claim. With that said, proper representation can ensure that your claim will not be rejected and aid in the approval of your Social Security Disability claim. From the initial application, to the hearing and payment of your claim, our dedicated team of Windsor Locks disability attorneys handles it all. If your disability claim is denied for any reason, our diligent team of attorneys will file an appeal requesting for a reconsideration and ample time needed to gather additional medical evidence to support your claim. If you are an employee who has attempted to file and manage your own disability claim and have been denied, then don’t delay in contacting our dedicated attorneys to represent you in the filing of an appropriate appeal.
Common Questions About Social Security Disability in Windsor Locks
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Decision on Social Security Disability?
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
We Are Greater Windsor Locks’ Trusted Law Firm
If you are in need of a top-rated, reputable team of experienced workers’ compensation and social security disability attorneys, then the team here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP are just the team for you. Give a shout out to our office and schedule your consultation today.