Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney In San Diego
Welcome to The Law Office of Thomas M. DeBenedetto. As an experienced lawyer in San Diego since 1992 our firm is here to help you obtain the maximum benefits from a work-related injury.
Why Choose Thomas M. DeBenedetto, Esq.
Thomas DeBenedetto • Since 1992
We Never Make Promises
We Can’t Deliver
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with an Experienced, Ethical & Caring Workers'
Compensation Attorney in San Diego.
Remember, You Have Rights, Don’t Be a Victim!
Awards and Affiliations
Our Practice Areas
Over 31 Years Experience Litigating Workers' Compensation Claims
Our Firm Has Recovered Over
1 Billion In Benefits
FREE Same Day Case
If We Don’t Win Your Case,
You Pay No Fees, Ever
Treatment For Your Injuries
Denied & Delayed Work
Injury Cases Accepted
Mileage Reimbursement For All Medical Appointments
You Are Entitled to Medical Care from Physical or Psychological Injury Sustained on the Job
Typical Injuries sustained by California employees that qualify for
Specific injuries to any body part such as neck, back, knees, shoulders, hands, etc.
Cumulative or injuries which occur over the course of time due to repetitive work such as carpal tunnel.
Hostile Work Environment
Hostile work environment causing stress, anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Head injuries Resulting in concussions or mild to severe traumatic brain injury.
Amputations or loss of limb due to catastrophic injuries
Exposure to infectious diseases resulting in injury.
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure or aggravation of High Blood Pressure due to chronic pain, stress and/or weight gain from a physical injury.
Diabetes or of diabetes due to chronic pain, stress and/or weight gain from a physical injury.
Gastrointestinal (Stomach) issues due to chronic pain, stress and/or weight gain from a physical injury.
Any side effects which result from taking medication for your work-related injury.
Vision Loss or hearing loss as a result of your work environment.
Our Promise To You
Prompt & Personalized Service For Our Clients
From your first call to signing the dotted line on your settlement, you can always expect a call back with an updated status on your case within 24 hours. Our firm operates with the golden rule, treat others as you would want to be treated.
Decades Of Combined Experience
Combined, our workers’ compensation staff have over 5 decades of experience. If you are looking for a dedicated, experienced and aggressive workers comp attorneys in San Diego, you have come to the right place.
No Win No Fee – Guaranteed
We accept all cases on a contingency. What this means is you pay our firm nothing, unless we win your case. Your lawyer’s fees will be directly paid to you by the workers compensation system. So you will literally never have to write a check or come out of pocket for any expenses, ever.
Denied & Delayed Cases Accepted
Many workers’ compensation lawyers refuse to even speak with injured workers dealing with a denied or delayed case. Not our work injury lawyers. Anyone who has been denied or delayed will get a free initial consultation. One of our experienced work injury lawyers in San Diego will take the time to hear your out and do everything possible to get your claim accepted.
Maximum Settlement Value For Your Case
Many workers compensation attorneys operate on volume and do not put the extra work to get you the best settlement possible. Our lawyers are dedicated at getting you the maximum settlement for your injury. Remember, if we don’t win, you don’t pay, so our focus is on winning your case at maximum value. Our workers' compensation experts will take your case to trial if needed. They will not settle for a dime less than you deserve.
Stress & Psychological Cases Accepted
Like denied and delayed workers compensation cases, many lawyers will not take a stress or psychological claim. There are many reasons for this, the main reason being the state system has reduced the amount of money you can recover for a stress or psychological injury. Our firm is about helping people, and people suffering with these types of injuries need medical attention as much as someone with a physical injury.
We understand that you may have questions about workers’ compensation laws in San Diego. We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions and provide answers from our team of attorneys. We want you to feel informed to make the best decision for your situation.
A work injury lawyer focuses exclusively in assisting injured workers to obtain all benefits to which they are entitled.
In California, workers’ compensation laws can be complex, and having an experienced attorney can help ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and lost wages.
The truth is, you do not need a work injury lawyer. You can choose to trust the insurance company in the hope they will willingly and voluntarily provide you with each and every benefit to which you are entitled. However, this is but a dream. The insurance company is in the business of making money, and every dime they spend on your claim diminishes their profit. Thus, you are in an adversarial relationship with the insurance company. You want maximum benefits, and they want to provide the absolute minimum. Thus, if you are interested in maximizing your benefits and avoiding the stress and delays inherent in this system, you should hire a workers’ compensation expert.
The Law Office of Thomas DeBenedetto provides all services necessary from the start of the claim until the end. This includes filing an Application for Adjudication at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, establishing a case number, and preserving your Statute of Limitations. We typically select your treating physician from the insurance companies network of physicians.
Our combined 55 years of experience has provided my office and staff with intimate knowledge regarding the best physician to select for your injury. We also fight and appeal any denial of care, request mileage, attend hearings and trials and work to obtain the best settlement possible.
At all costs avoid the medical clinics the insurance industry will refer you to for care.
In most work comp cases, your employer or insurance provider may refer you to an industrial medical clinic for treatment. But the medical care you receive at such clinics may not be enough. Doctors or physician assistants who treat you may downplay how bad your injury is and send you back to work, which can slow your recovery. Do not allow this to happen. Thus, it is crucial not to let this happen.
Workers in California have the right to pick a different doctor from their insurance provider’s or employer’s network. Contact our office today! We are readily available to help you speed up this process and find a qualified physician who can provide you with the care you need.
While both types of attorneys may handle cases involving injuries, a work injury attorney specifically focuses on helping injured workers receive compensation for workplace injuries, while a personal injury attorney handles cases related to injuries that occur outside of the workplace.
All workers’ compensation attorneys in San Diego work on a contingency fee basis, which means that they only get paid if you receive compensation for your injuries. The fee is typically a percentage of the amount you receive, and it is important to discuss the fee arrangement with your attorney before hiring them.
Satisfied Clients Are Our #1 Priority
for catastrophic injuries sustained in a work explosion resulting in significant burn injuries and amputation at the right elbow
for winged scapula & cardiac condition
for a failed lumbar back surgery due to injuries sustained while training to become a nurse
for lumbar and psych injuries sustained on the job
for a cervical and upper extremity injury sustained while working