San Diego Workers' Compensation and Disability Lawyers
Stewart Atcheson & David Kepler, your attorneys, have protected the rights of injured people throughout San Diego County and Imperial County for more than 22 years. We offer personal service and attention, answering our own phones and promptly responding to your calls and e-mails.
When you hire us, you will work directly with one of our lawyers throughout your legal process. We don't hide behind a legal assistant or paralegal. We will keep you fully informed of all developments in your case, so that you can make intelligent decisions that protect your interests.
Because of our reputation for effective and honest representation, most of our new cases come to us as referrals from clients or other attorneys.
We offer free consultation to all. To see if we have a case together, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 619-894-8559 (toll free at 877-470-3408).
We provide knowledgeable and strong counsel to people with unresolved legal issues involving:
- Workers' compensation claims — We work with injured workers at all stages of the benefits claims process, preparing and filing your initial application, and representing you in hearings or proceedings before administrative agencies. We handle all types of on the job accident injuries. Many occur at construction sites. In San Diego many injuries occur during Navy ship construction and repair. We take most serious orthopedic injury cases. Call us and tell us what happened.
- Social Security benefits — If you cannot work for a year or more because of an accident or illness, we will help you determine whether you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and, if so, will help you take the steps necessary to get the compensation you need. We also help the aged, blind or disabled seek Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to meet basic needs.
- Seriously Injured Workers may qualify for federal SSDI benefits at the same time and in addition to State workers' compensation benefits. If you have an open workers' compensation claim and have been unable to work for a year or more, give us a call for more information about possible SSDI or SSI benefits for you and your family.
We handle all Workers' Compensation and Social Security claims on a contingency basis. We never send you a legal bill. You pay fees only after you win in an amount approved in advance by a judge.
To receive initial consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us online or call our office 619-894-8559 (toll free at 877-470-3408) and ask for David or Stewart. We know a typical 9 to 5 schedule may not be convenient. We are willing to make time to talk or meet with you later in the evenings and on weekends.
Se habla español
Attorney David Kepler is a San Diego native. He majored in Spanish at SDSU. He is fluent in medical terminology and business conversational Spanish.