Causation

 

Workers’ Compensation Causation in Greater Hartford

If you or your loved ones have suffered from an injury or disease in the workplace, you need to solidify the causation of your problem in order for a workers’ compensation claim to go through. The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program requires that an employee report a work-related injury or illness to their employer as soon as an injury occurs. If your injuries are stopping you from notifying your supervisor immediately, then injured employee, can directly report the claim. Employing state agencies must accept all reports of injury from an employee. The employing state agency cannot deny the employee from filing a claim. The Third Party Administrator (TPA) determines issues of compensability and causation, based in part on the information facilitated through the claim reporting process. Costello, Coombes & Brown have a vast knowledge of the Connecticut Workers Compensation Act and are dedicated to defending your rights. Your current situation can be handled by our trusted experts who can give you a strategy to help you get what you deserve.  
 

Establishing Causation

Causation may just be the most important element in a workers’ compensation claim, because causation determines who is liable for the injury. In other words, the employer will deny liability on the basis that your condition/injury is not directly related to your workplace accident. To qualify as a traumatic injury, a doctor must give an opinion that the work accident directly caused the injury. The doctor’s statement of causation needs to be direct and concise about how the injuries are related to the work place accident. It’s important to note that Receiving treatment outside the third party medical provider network may jeopardize the employee’s entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits, subject to the jurisdiction of the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Many employees have pre-existing conditions which can be work-related.  A traumatic accident can be the source of workers compensation benefits if the pre-existing condition was precipitated, aggravated and accelerated beyond normal progression by the incident.  
 

Filing Your worker’s Compensation Report

The state of Connecticut has a four-step process on filing a claim for worker’s compensation:
  • Report the injury or disease contracted from your work environment to your employer
  • The state’s third-party claims administrator will oversee your first report
  • This report can be approved or contested
  • If necessary, use the medical treatment the network providers give to you.
Through this report, you will be able to break down in greater detail what your work life is like, how you contracted the injury/disease and establish what happened and who is responsible. If you are able to make a case for yourself that you need your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses covered by your employer, CCB Law will be able to help you start the process.   

How Costello, Coombes, and Brown Can Help You

We will work with you in making sure your worker’s compensation claim is airtight, finding any holes in your case that could prevent you from getting the coverage you deserve. With over 30 years of experience working in the Greater Hartford area and helping thousands of clients, you can be sure that you’re in good hands.

Attorneys You can Trust to Determine Causation

We fight for our Greater Hartford clients with decades of experience to back it up. Considering our many years of experience within these fields, we have seen a number of victories over the years for those who come to Costello, Coombes, and Brown. Don’t go through this difficult process alone, and reach out to us. Call (860) 903-8726 or send us an email for consultation towards your claim 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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