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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

Associate attorney.

 

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
The knowledgeable attorneys here at Costello, Coombes and Brown are here to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation payments you are entitled to.      

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

When 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 Locks

Here 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?
If you suffer a work-related injury here in Windsor Locks, the first important step is to report the incident to your supervisor and/or employer.  Do not delay in reporting your accident, since a delay in reporting can result in a denial of your claim.  
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
There are four primary benefits that injured employees are generally entitled to, which include medical treatment, disability payments, permanent disability settlement (if a permanent impairment results), 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?
Once a hearing is scheduled, whether formal or informal, you will be notified of its date and location.  Here in Connecticut we have eight district offices that accommodate hearings, including Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, Norwich, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Both formal and informal hearings are heard by commissioners with any appeals being heard at the chairman’s office by the Compensation Review Board.
Can I Return to Work After My Injury?
Once your recovery period has lapsed and a doctor has determined you are able to return to your duties and tasks, you are entitled to return to the same employment position.  If, however, it is determined that you are not able to perform the same job or tasks, your employer may very well offer you an alternative position within the company that accommodates your new restrictions.  Finally, if you are not able to return to your previous position or cannot perform in an alternative position, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits. This option will need to be discussed with your employer.   
 

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 Disability

To 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 Bristol

Often 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?
The timeline for receiving approval of your social security disability benefits varies from as minimal as a month to as long as two years.  However, it is important to note that if you have suffered a serious disability, benefit approval is apt to occur quickly.  
What Happens if my Social Security Disability Case is Denied?
If you are handling your own case, and your disability benefits are denied, it is mandatory that you request an appeal within 60 days.  Otherwise, after the 60 day time period, you can no longer seek disability benefits and you will forfeit any appeal rights or the option to start your application process all over again.    If you have engaged the professional services of the experienced attorneys here at Costello, Coombes & Brown, rest assured you are our #1 priority.  If your benefits have been denied, we process an appeal and request for consideration on your behalf immediately. If, perchance, you are denied a second time, we will take your case one step farther and request a hearing before the Administration Law Judge (ALJ).  The dedicated attorneys here in our Windsor Locks office are steadfast in our continued efforts to satisfy the individual needs of all our valued clients.
What is the Fee for a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Our fee is only contingent upon approval of your benefits. Once approval is granted, the Social Security Administration will pay our attorneys’ fees directly from your retroactive benefits that are awarded.  As a matter of information, we charge no upfront costs to our clients, except for minimal fees that may be incurred for the request of medical reports.

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.


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.

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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

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or by appointment