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Trusted Workers’ Compensation, Injury & Disability Attorney in Santa Barbara, California

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418 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101



Searching for a lawyer who is a true expert in their field? Only 5% of workers’ compensation attorneys are Certified Specialists. Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld has three of those rare experts on staff. Our attorneys and staff are experienced, knowledgeable, and able to help.

We are family owned and operated out of Santa Barbara since 1956, so if you’re looking for a local business, you’ve found it. But if you want someone with the power of an established team behind them, we have that too. Our business expanded to Santa Maria in 2012, Oxnard in 2013, Bakersfield in 2014, Visalia in 2019, and Fresno in 2020.

While Santa Barbara is our Headquarters and hosts the largest majority of our staff, we have a local Attorney or Hearing Representative in each of our offices, and all six offices work together on all our cases. This gives you the dual advantage of having a local attorney who has the combined experience of our entire team behind them.

*Our Santa Barbara office is located in downtown Santa Barbara, near the Santa Barbara Courthouse and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

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In Need of a Workers’ Compensation, Injury & Disability Lawyer in Santa Barbara, CA?

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.

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:

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.

You may also qualify for disability benefits if you have a condition that prevents you from working for a year or more. Some common conditions include musculoskeletal disorders, mental disorders, nervous system diseases, and circulatory system diseases.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be unable to do your regular or customary work for at least eight days.
  • Have lost wages because of your disability.
  • Be employed or actively looking for work when your disability begins.
  • Your condition has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

If you are unsure if you qualify for Social Security Disability, we will explain your legal rights in easy-to-understand terms so you can make informed decisions about pursuing the benefits that work for your condition and overall needs.

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Barbara workers’ compensation, injury, and disability lawyers have protected our clients’ rights for nearly seven decades and are here to stand directly by your side throughout your benefits journey so you can live life confidently.

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:

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.

Contact us today at (805)-214-8888 or online to learn more about your legal rights and options.

According to, 72% of workers in California hire an attorney to handle their claim. The benefits increase received when claimants hire an attorney are typically:


Injured Worker


Permanent Disability Claims


Temporary Disability Claims

There’s no cost to meet with us, so give us a call for a free consultation to see if you might have a claim we can assist with.

Cases We Can Handle

Whether you were injured at work, had a loved one pass away from unsafe working conditions, or work in an office… if you’ve been injured or have a disability, we may be able to help. Types of cases we handle include:

Catastrophic & Complex Injuries

Correctional Officer Injuries

Construction Accidents

Disability Retirement

Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Farm & Agriculture Accidents

Industrial Death Claims

Knee, Shoulder, & Elbow Injuries

Longshoremen Injuries

Loss of Hearing, Vision & Blindness

Neck & Back Injuries

Oil Industry Accidents

Peace & Safety Officer Injuries

Repetitive Movement Injuries

Social Security Disability

Truckers & Drivers

Workers’ Compensation

… And Any Other Work Related Injury

Do You Have an Office Near Me?

We have an office in downtown Santa Barbara proudly serving clients throughout Santa Barbara County in:





Los Alamos

Los Olivos


Santa Barbara

Santa Ynez