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Workers' Compensation Attorney in Santa Barbara, CA

In Need Of a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm in Santa Barbara?

Workers’ Compensation is a type of business insurance that alleviates the financial burden of injuries and disability caused by either one tragic event or repeated exposure at work. If you have been injured in a single event, such as a fall or being in a car accident while working or even becoming burned by a chemical splash, or if you have been injured from repeated exposure, then your employer is required by law to pay out workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits vary from state to state, so it is crucial to speak with an attorney in the jurisdiction where you were injured. Workers’ Compensation enables the injured worker to receive either temporary or long-term disability benefits.

Due to the dangerous nature of certain types of work, some different accidents and injuries can be covered under workers’ compensation, including:

  • Slip and fall
  • Faulty equipment and tools
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Radiation
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Loss of hearing due to constant loud noises
  • Overexertion injuries

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    "Experienced the Utmost Professionalism"
    They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.
    - Nadine
    "They Make You Feel Like Family"
    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.
    "It Was a Miracle! I Am So Thankful and Grateful!"
    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.
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    All staff members are very professional and very helpful. They are the best. Thank you very much for all your help.
    - Daniel B
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    Very professional. Kept me updated throughout the process. Highly recommended!
    - John D.
    "Informative, Helpful, And Patient"
    My overall experience with this firm has been outstanding. From the very beginning, Ben was incredibly informative, helpful, and patient with me and my situation. He, and the rest of the team, helped to make a stressful and long process so much easier. Inc
    - Kimberly S.
    "Excellent Services"
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    All amazing attorneys, who truly care about their clients! It’s great to have a law firm that you can count on for so many different kinds of cases! I recommend them 100%!
    - Sara A

California Workers Compensation Statistics for 2021

Workers compensation statistics help agencies to understand critical areas and problems that affect California workers. A claim represents each employee or survivor that filed for benefits, meaning that there may be multiple claims for a case. 

As of August 2021, there were 13,590 claims filed in California and 10,818 cases. Of the over 13,000 applications filed, 5,592 claims have been denied, and 4,222 cases have been dismissed. California has paid out $662,640,221 in total compensation for worker’s compensation claims, including medical bills. The state Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) discovered that between January 2020 and June 2021, COVID surpassed transportation incidents as the number one cause of job-related fatalities claimed in California.

How An Attorney Can Help You With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld has over 60 years of experience fighting for workers who have been injured on the job and need assistance with their application or representation in front of an appeals board.

What is Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

Worker’s Compensation insurance covers: 

  • Medical treatment: This includes the initial emergency room visit, necessary surgeries, and prescriptions to stabilize the victim after the injury.
  • Follow-up care: This can include physical therapy or ongoing visits to a neurologist, for example.
  • Disability benefits: If an injury is severe enough to render the worker temporarily or permanently disabled, then worker’s compensation can cover disabled employee benefits.
  • Lost wages
  • Future loss earnings
  • Funeral costs

Common Workers’ Compensation Questions

Call Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld at (805) 243-2179 with your specific questions if you need additional information from a workers’ compensation attorney. You can also contact us here.

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