Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney

Ensuring Maximum Benefits
For Over 30 Years

Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney

Ensuring Maximum Benefits For Over 30 Years

Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney In San Diego

Do you feel like you are being treated unreasonably with your work injury claim or need help? You are not the only one.

Workers’ compensation in California has undergone major legislative reforms over the last 25 years. Injured workers continue to face the loss of more benefits, increased delay, and almost exclusive control over their medical care in the hands of big business and insurance companies.

Instead of trying to work through an overwhelming, complex and biased system, hire the law firm of Thomas DeBenedetto & Associates Workers’ Compensation Attorneys.

Thomas DeBenedetto is a workers’ compensation attorney in San Diego with a proven track record of successfully representing clients with job-related injuries for over 31 years.

Our firm and associates have more than 60 years of combined expertise to secure the best possible workers’ compensation benefits on your behalf.

We are proud to be distinguished as one of the locally best work injury law firms.

Workers’ Comp Injury Cases We Try

We Assist Clients with

On-The-Job Injuries

Work Accident Trauma

Repetitive Stress Injury

Pain From Repeated Strain

Occupational Illness

Acquire a Disease from Work

Psychiatric Injury

Mental Illness from the Job

Workers’ Compensation Claim Assistance

We Can Help You With

Establishing Your Claim

Medical Treatment

Delayed & Denied Claims

Temporary Disability


Trial Representation

Over 1 Billion In Benefits Recovered On The Behalf Of Our Clients


Burn injuries and amputation of arm from explosion at work.


Development of cardiac condition from prolonged physical labor.


Failed lumbar back surgery from sustained injuries by nurse trainee.


Lumbar and psych injuries sustained on the job.


Cervical and upper extremity injury sustained while working.

We Never Make Promises We Can’t Deliver

Remember, You Have Rights, Don’t Be a Victim!

Frequently Asked Questions

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 San Diego, California, workers’ compensation laws can be complex. 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.

Awards and Affiliations

Client Testimonials

I had a wonderful experience with the workers comp attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas Debenedetto. They listened to my case & explained everything line by line. The firm always made sure they answered each and everyone of my questions and/or concerns. I never had to call the office for anything. The firm kept me up to date with each filing, motion and/or any paperwork that was sent out. I work with wonderful doctors. I felt very comfortable. I love how the firm always kept the lines of communication open at all times. Micheal, Monica, Jerome and Erin were so great to me. I can't thank them enough for all their hard work. I will definitely recommended them to anyone who needs a wonderful firm on their case. Thank you very much to you all.
Janea Anderson
Very competent people to deal with. Very happy with the way I was treated along the way to my final settlement. A heads up to anybody looking to get a lawyer. Just because you get a lawyer it is not going to make your injury better right away and you are still going to have to go through the steps of the system. I took my case on for two years before I retained this office, what I found most helpful by getting a workers compensation lawyer was the stress of having to deal with doctors who were not advocating for me and most of all having to deal with the insurance company all went away.
Nina Lupic
Came to this office with a workers compensation problem and was immediately treated with respect, compassion, and consideration. My attorney, Michael Yap, was amazing from day one. He was understanding, outgoing, very professional and aggressive when needed. He handled everything from the very first time we met. He and the entire firm treated me as if I was their only client and always made time for my questions and calls. Mr. Yap always returned calls and emails in 24 hour or less and reached out whenever there was any update in my case. I highly recommend Mr. Yap and this law firm to anybody looking for a workers compensation attorney.
Anthony Tredo
I used Tom and his team in 2016 and I had a great experience with the staff. I was called about 6 weeks after signing up to schedule my Dr. appt. I called the office about 2 times with questions on my case and the office was very responsive and answered my questions. They are a busy office and for me thats great to hear since it means they are working and have a large client base. I was able to meet Mr. DeBenedetto when I came in to sign my documents to close & settle my case. He was very nice and went threw the documents with me and explained what everything meant. I was Happy with with my settlement and how fast the process was. I would recomend him and his team to anyone looking for a workers comp attorney.
Karla Ramirez

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Mon – Thu 8:30am to 5pm
Fri – 8:30am to 4:30pm

619.696.6294 – Se Habla Español

2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 440 San Diego, CA 92108