Our Legal Practice Areas
Injury Lawyers You Can Depend On for Results
Workplace Injuries ● Motor Vehicle Accidents ● Dangerous Property & Products
Bender & Gritz, APLC, is a San Diego law firm that represents injured people throughout Southern California. We run an ethical law practice that focuses exclusively on vindicating the legal rights of people injured on the job or due to another person’s negligence or recklessness.
Bender & Gritz is one of a select group of law firms that handles both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We are well positioned to manage the complex interactions of various state and federal laws that come into play when workers are injured on the job.
Clients From All Walks of Life ● A History of Success
Our legal team has recovered dozens of personal injury trial verdicts and settlements for clients, many in excess of $1 million. In the area of workers’ compensation alone, we have recovered more than $70 million for injured workers. Our clients come from all walks of life and are living with all types of injuries — from carpal tunnel syndrome to permanent brain injuries. We put forth our best effort on each client’s behalf.
We can secure your best possible outcome in the resolution of any type of insurance dispute. Speak with our team before agreeing to anything with an insurance company — even your own insurance.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at Bender & Gritz.
Workers’ Compensation Claims and Appeals
In our workers’ compensation practice, we represent workers from all industries who have suffered injuries on the job. We offer intelligent and aggressive advocacy from the moment of first application through the receipt of benefits, throughout conflict over returning to work, and for lump-sum payouts. Our attorneys have won successful results for injured workers with traditionally “difficult” workplace injuries, including:
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) — Also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), it may cause osteoporosis, muscle wasting or even amputation among other serious complications.
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Knee, ankle and foot injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, which may lead to permanent nerve damage and disability
In some circumstances, an injured worker may have the right to file a private workplace injury lawsuit in addition to receiving funds from the workers’ compensation system. In legal terms, these cases are known as third-party lawsuits.
Our attorneys’ joint focus on workers’ compensation and personal injury law makes us especially qualified to handle such cases, which often occur in the context of construction accident claims.
Injuries and Accidents: Insurance Negotiations and Civil Lawsuits
Outside the workplace, personal injury laws and the practicalities of insurance coverage dictate the amount of financial compensation an injury victim is likely to receive.
In every personal injury case, our goal is to maximize the settlement or jury award our client receives. We represent the victims of all types of accidents caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness:
- Car accident claims
- Truck accident claims
- Motorcycle accident claims
- Boating accident claims
- Bicycle and pedestrian accident claims
- Tour bus and casino bus accidents
- Injuries caused by unsafe products
- Injuries and falls caused by unsafe conditions on private property
- Dog bites and animal attacks
When accidents are fatal, we work with surviving family members to file wrongful death claims to force the responsible party to make payment to the estate of the deceased person.