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Your San Diego and Imperial County Work Injury Law Firm

If you have been seriously injured on the job, we can help you get the full benefits you deserve.

An on the job work injury can drastically change your life! You can go in the blink of an eye from earning a good living to unemployed and hunting for work that pays much less than before your injury. It is very important that you understand your options' We have been representing injured workers in claims related to the following laws for over 30 years.

  • California Workers' Compensation benefits
  • Federal Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Insurance
  • Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
  • Federal Defense Base Act - Sorry, we don't handle Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) cases.


An Overview of Our Practice

We offer comprehensive legal counsel to people with claims involving:

  • Benefits under California or Federal Workers' Compensation laws for injuries suffered on the job — In over three decades in practice, we have handled workers' compensation claims in nearly every industry in the greater San Diego area. Longshore workers with employers such as NASSCO, Continental Maritime, and BAE Systems are covered under both federal and state laws. Any employee injured during new ship or vessel construction or ship or vessel repair needs an attorney knowledgeable of both federal and state compensation statutes. We often receive referrals from attorneys who only practice State of California compensation law. You need to do what they do — call us now if you have been injured working near the waterfront or upon maritime vessel. Any work injury that causes lost time needs legal advice to protect your rights. All initial calls are free of charge. Don't get lost in their systems!
  • Compensation under the Social Security program for injuries or illness that prevent you from working — If you cannot return to your past work of the last 15 years due to chronic illness or traumatic injury, we will help you determine if you qualify for federal Social Security disability benefits. Always get an attorney to evaluate denial of your claim. Don't delay. There are strict appeal deadlines. Initial calls are always free.
  • Don't get left behind!

Contact the Law Office of Stewart Atcheson:

We provide free consultation to all clients. To set up an appointment with one of our experienced and knowledgeable San Diego workers' compensation attorneys, call us at (619) 231-7074