Workers’ Compensation Lawyer San Diego, CA
Locations

San Diego Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Our law firm knows the law and will stand up for your rights

San Diego workers’ compensation lawyers Robert A. McLaughlin and Denise Sanchez have more than 30 years of legal experience in America’s Finest City. That’s why injured workers and other people who deserve justice turn to McLaughlin & Sanchez. They know we demand results in San Diego County and throughout Southern California.

Our San Diego law firm takes each case seriously. That’s because we understand what’s often at stake – your health, your financial future and often your peace of mind. When you or a loved one gets hurt on the job in San Diego, it’s critical that you have an experienced workplace injury attorney in your corner, fighting for your rights.

Our law firm handles a wide range of cases. Some of the most common – and most complicated – legal cases our legal team tackle involve:

Each legal case is different. That’s why we never take anything for granted at McLaughlin & Sanchez. As your law firm, we will take the time to find out exactly what happened to you. We can help you fill out important legal documents. If necessary, we can help you take legal action to obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve.

Why do I need a San Diego workers’ compensation lawyer?

You aren’t legally required to have a lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim, but getting an attorney on your side can make a dramatic difference. The workers’ compensation system in California is complex, and the insurance companies know it well. If you go into it on your own, you will be at a significant disadvantage. Getting an attorney who has decades of experience handling workers’ compensation cases will level the playing field. We can ensure all your paperwork is filled out correctly, hit all applicable deadlines, and guide you through the process while you focus on getting better.

How much time do I have to report a work injury in San Diego?

Under California law, you have up to 30 days to report a work injury to your employer and remain eligible for workers’ compensation. That said, it’s in your best interests to report the injury as soon as possible so that you can start the process sooner and so that the insurance company has less room to argue that something may have happened in the intervening time to cause your injuries. We also recommend making this report in writing to create a written record.

What does workers’ compensation cover in San Diego?

There are two main types of workers’ compensation benefits. First, workers’ comp pays the full cost of your medical treatment for your work injury, including medical procedures, medication, follow-up appointments with your doctor, and medical devices. There are no co-pays, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket costs. Second, workers’ compensation provides partial replacement of your lost wages if you are unable to work due to your injury. There are additional benefits available if you have a permanent, disabling injury. A workers’ compensation attorney can help you advocate for the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive by law.

Can I get workers’ comp if the injury was my fault?

In general, yes. Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system, so all that matters is whether you were on the job when the injury happened. There are only a few specific circumstances where your claim can be denied because of fault; for instance, if you intentionally injured yourself.

Can I appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim in San Diego?

Yes, you can appeal the decision to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. However, the appeals process is complicated and specific criteria must be met in order to get the decision changed. If you don’t already have an attorney, getting a lawyer familiar with the appeals process is critical to win your case.

Put your trust in a lawyer who puts your needs first

Don’t underestimate the complexity or the seriousness of your legal matter. If you got hurt at work or believe you’re eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Make an appointment with McLaughlin & Sanchez right now. Contact our San Diego law firm and schedule your free case review.

Directions to our San Diego, CA office:

From the North
Head south on Interstate 805 South.
Use the right 2 lanes to take Exit 20 to merge onto CA-163 South toward Downtown.
Take Exit 4 for Friars Road.
Turn right onto Friars Road.
Take the Mission Center Road exit toward Auto Circle.
Turn right onto Mission Center Road.
Turn right onto Mission Center Court.
Our office is on the right.

From the South
Head north on Interstate 5 North.
Use the right 2 lanes to take Exit 16A to merge onto CA-163 N toward Escondido.
Use the 2nd from the right lane to take Exit 3B for Friars Road.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Chapman University/University of Redlands.
Keep right, follow signs for Friars Road West.
Keep left at the fork to continue toward Friars Road.
Turn left onto Friars Road.
Take the Mission Center Rd exit toward Auto Circle.
Turn right onto Mission Center Road.
Turn right onto Mission Center Court.
Our office is on the right.

From the East
Head west on Interstate 8 West.
Take Exit 5 toward Mission Center Rd/Auto Circle.
Take Mission Center Road to Mission Center Center.
Use the right lane to turn left onto Camino Del Rio North.
Turn right at Auto Circle/Mission Center Road.
Continue onto Mission Center Road.
Turn left onto Mission Center Court.
Our office is on the right.

From the West
Head east on Interstate 8 East.
Use the right 2 lanes to take Exit 4C for CA-163 North toward Escondido.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Chapman University/University of Redlands.
Keep right, follow signs for Friars Road West.
Keep left at the fork to continue toward Friars Road.
Continue on Friars Road Drive to Mission Center Court.
Turn left onto Friars Road.
Take the Mission Center Road exit toward Auto Circle.
Turn right onto Mission Center Road.
Turn right onto Mission Center Court.
Our office is on the right.

McLaughlin & Sanchez
7801 Mission Center Ct #405
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 354-4854