Trusted Workers’ Compensation, Injury & Disability Attorneys in Santa Barbara, California
Since 1956, our Santa Barbara workers’ compensation, injury, and disability lawyers at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld have stood alongside California residents to provide the extensive legal experience and resources they need to pursue maximum compensation for their injuries.
While just over 88,000 people call Santa Barbara home, 7.2 million people visit the city each year, supporting a robust tourist economy accounting for approximately $1.9 billion in visitor spending annually and 13,000 tourism-related jobs in the hospitality industry.
Other major employers include Mission Linen Supply, Jordano’s, MarBorg Industries, Westmont College, University of California, Santa Barbara, and multiple technology, aerospace, and defense companies that employ tens of thousands of production, manufacturing, distribution, and office professionals.
When any of Santa Barbara’s residents or workers in injured or lose a loved one to negligence, work accidents, or disabling circumstances, our attorneys are here to provide the support they need to regain control of their lives.
We are more than attorneys, we are advocates who provide precise legal advice and representation that exceeds our clients’ expectations because that is what they deserve.
We are champions for justice, starting with your case. Contact us today to learn more.
At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.- Nadine
Ben Feld was a terrific attorney as he guided me through the disability process. Most importantly, he would return my calls or my texts very quickly. I cannot recommend GG&F more highly. They make you feel like family.- Kellie D.
Mr. Feld got me my SSDI in 2 month on contingency, which was greatly appreciated! That was 2 years faster than the nightmares that everyone hears about. I was crying! It was a miracle! I am so thankful and grateful!!! Thank you so much Benjamin Feld!!!- Kathy G.
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld Santa Barbara, California Attorney Practice Areas
At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, many attorneys maintain a Certified Specialization in Workers’ Compensation from the State Bar of California, which is achieved and held by less than 5% of workers’ compensation attorneys.
We take this designation very seriously as the required skill level should be expected from the entire team at GGF from how we interact, handle every aspect of cases, and produce real results for real clients who need our help.
We pride ourselves on our reputation for obtaining the best result possible by being accessible to our clients any time they need us while handling their important cases involving:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Social Security Disability
- Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF)
- Catastrophic and Complex Injuries
- Disability Retirement
- Personal Injury
- Employment Law
Contact us today to learn why we are committed to delivering our professional excellence to each of our client’s cases — no matter where they live or work in Santa Barbara, California.
Who is Eligible to File for Social Security Disability Benefits in Santa Barbara, California?
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Santa Barbara, California, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be between 18 and 65 years old.
- Have paid into the Social Security system through income tax deductions.
- Have been diagnosed with a permanent disability.
- The disability prevents you from working a previous or similar job.
- Have the required number of work credits for your age range.
Local, State, and Federal Resources for Santa Barbara, California Residents
To follow is a list of local, state, and federal resources that allow Santa Barbara residents to research their workers’ compensation, injury, and disability options:
- The Division of Workers’ Compensation: Santa Barbara, California District Office
- The Division of Workers’ Compensation in California
- Social Security Disability Administration: California Department of Social Services
- Social Security Disability Administration
- State of California Industrial Relations: Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF)
- California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Department of Defense Military Disability Retirement
- Disability Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Disability Retirement
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service: Qualifying for Disability Retirement
- California Civil Rights Department
If you have been hurt at work by another person or party’s negligence or have questions about your eligibility for Social Security disability or disability retirement benefits, we will provide customized legal solutions designed to exceed your expectations.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation, Injury & Disability Attorneys in Santa Barbara, California Today
At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Barbara workers’ compensation, injury, and disability lawyers offer free in-person, telephone, and virtual consultations to offer straightforward legal advice for your unique needs.
We Leave No Stone Unturned
We Exceed Our Clients Expectations
We Talk With Our Clients to Ensure They Know Their Rights
We Are Dedicated and Persistent Advocates for Our Clients
We are Committed to Professional Excellence
We are Champions for Social Justice.