Experienced Workers’ Compensation, Injury & Disability Attorneys in Santa Maria, California
At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Maria workers’ compensation, injury, and disability lawyers have protected the rights of California residents since 1956. Our lawyers have kept their fingers on the pulse of the evolving local, state, and federal laws that have impacted our clients’ lives for nearly seven decades.
This is important to us and the city’s nearly 110,000 residents who call Santa Maria home because Santa Barbara County’s economy impacts our travel, employment, daily activities, and livelihoods.
In addition to the petroleum industry having a long and significant presence in the area, sectors have been added to the city’s agricultural and retail mix in recent years, including aerospace, communications, high-tech research and development, energy production, military operations, and manufacturing.
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 Maria, 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
If you believe you have a case that falls under our legal expertise, contact our Santa Maria workers’ compensation, injury, and disability lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay our legal fees if we do not win your case. That is our promise to our Santa Maria community.
Who is Eligible to Pursue Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF) Benefits in Santa Maria, California?
The Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF) is a California fund that provides additional workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers who have a pre-existing disability.
To qualify for SIBTF benefits, an injured worker must meet the following criteria:
- Have a pre-existing, permanent partial disability.
- Suffer an occupational illness or injury that causes partial permanent disability.
- The pre-existing disability must be labor-disabling or ratable and industrial or non-industrial.
- The pre-existing disability must result from an accident, disease, or congenital condition.
- The degree of disability caused by the combination of both disabilities must be greater than that which would have resulted from the subsequent injury alone.
- The new (subsequent) work injury must cause at least 35% permanent disability and be an industrial injury.
- The total disability must be at least 70%
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation, Injury & Disability Attorneys in Santa Maria, California Today
At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Maria 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
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