Workers' Compensation Lawyers in California

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Dennis Dascanio Law - Workers' compensation and social security lawyer in San Diego
About Us

Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyers in California

The compensation you deserve after a workplace accident.

Passionate advocates for disabled individuals – we can review your case and provide you with all of your options for moving forward with your claim.

Why Choose Dennis Dascanio
Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyers?

We have built a great team of professionals over the years to work and fight for you. At Dascanio Law we have mastered the settlement negotiation process to obtain the best result on your case under the circumstances. Moreover, we do it with empathy, attention, and responsibility.

We have More than 35 years of Experience

No Fee Unless You Win

If there is no financial recovery at the end you don’t pay us a fee. Regardless, we will fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Millions in Recoveries

We have obtained millions of dollars for victims of accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other workplace injury cases.

Thousands of Happy Clients

We have 35+ years of experience and knowledge to fight for our clients.

Making a false or fraudulent workers compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

Our Areas of Practice

Exclusively handling workers’ compensation and social security claims.

Workers' Compensation

Workers are protected if they become ill or injured as a direct result of their jobs. They may be entitled to medical care, physical therapy, disability payments, lost wages and death benefits.
California adopted workers compensation laws in the 1910s along with most other states. Workers’ Compensation is based on a no-fault system, which means that an injured or ill employee does not need to prove that the injury or illness was someone else’s fault in order to receive workers compensation benefits. Some exceptions apply.

What kind of injuries or illnesses are covered by WC?
An occupational injury or illness can describe almost any health condition that results from on-the-job activities. These can include bone fractures, muscle tears, soft-tissue injuries, burns, back injuries and joint injuries, as well as illnesses from exposure to hazardous substances, such as asbestos. They can also include severe or fatal injuries, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Injuries from traumatic accidents are not the only injuries that are covered by workers’ compensation in California. You may also be eligible for financial benefits for an injury caused by stress, heat, overexertion or repetitive motion. If you work on an assembly line, for example, and use the same back and arm movements over and over each day, you may qualify for workers’ compensation for a repetitive motion injury, such as a pulled muscle or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Social Security

If you are unable to work due to a severe physical and/or mental health condition that has lasted 12 months or longer, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Once you file a claim, the process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be frustrating and time-consuming. Approximately 2/3 of Social Security disability claims are denied at the initial level, and less than 15% of claims are granted on Reconsideration. While it is a good idea to consult a Social Security disability attorney prior to filing your initial claim, we can help you make your way through the long, tedious appeals process. 

There is no need for you to pursue the appeal process alone without the professional guidance of an attorney. 

The Social Security disability process is complex. The Appeals Process is time-sensitive, and there is a specific appeal process that must be followed. There are over 50 pages of forms in the Social Security Application that you will have to fill out and file. This can be confusing, and the end result is likely to be disappointing. We have seen over the years that unrepresented claimants often suffer unnecessary delay because they make mistakes or they fail to act promptly to appeal denials.  It is helpful to have someone with many years of experience on your side who knows how the process works, including the many details that matter in moving your case forward. 

The way we are paid is controlled by federal statute. Normally, we are paid only if you receive back benefits. We work on a contingency fee basis; if we don’t win your case, you owe nothing.  

Most people file their initial Social Security disability claim by themselves. When they receive a denial notice from the Social Security Administration they become discouraged and give up, which is often a mistake. There are several levels of appeal — Reconsideration, a Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge, Review by the Appeals Council, and Review in United States District Court. Hiring a lawyer is a very good idea at any stage of the appeals process. We are willing, ready, and able to help you through the appeals process, and can represent you at your hearing. There is no reason to fight the system alone.

Dennis Dascanio Law - Workers' compensation and social security lawyer in San Diego

Our Story

“Workers’ compensation is my passion. Whether you sign up with me or not, I promise to give you a thorough legal analysis of your claim and answer questions you didn’t even know you had. I will protect your health, your job and your financial security in a very complicated system.”

Richard H.
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“I would like to thank Dennis A. Dascanio and his staff for the fine job they did in representing me. I am more than happy with the outcome of my case. I would and recently have recommended this law firm to a friend of mine. Again, thank you Dennis and your entire staff for helping me with my Worker’s Compensation claim.”​
Heather G.
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“It was a pleasure working with Ms. Elizabeth Heiskell and the rest of the professional staff at The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio. I was given the best customer care and she provided me with emotional support along with meeting all my professional needs. I will be recommending her to my friends and family.”​
Julie Kyle
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“I was laid off from my job 3 weeks after knee replacement surgery. I was referred to this law office by a family member who used to work for a insurance company that tried cases against them. I was told it was a great law firm and boy was it good advice. From day 1 to the settlement I always felt like I had a winning team on my side. I highly recommend this law firm.”
Mike C.
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“My personal attorney here has been great to me. She brought my case, after years and years of being untouched, back into the system. She has fought for me and believed in my case when no one else even looked at it. The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio thrives and anyone would be lucky to have her as an attorney. She has not only treated me as a respectable client, but as a person who was hurt and needed to be heard.”​
Laura H.
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“Elizabeth and Patricia were amazing! Always patient, positive, helpful, and go out of their way to go above and beyond what is expected of them! Very sincere! Tank you!”
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“I personally am extremely satisfied with the quality and dedication The Law Offices of Dennis Dascanio has to offer. My mother’s personal attorney worked hours toward her case and was overwhelmingly understanding through the process, and I am truly so grateful for the passion and attention she committed to her case and without a doubt would refer her to anyone in need of representation! ”
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“I highly recommend this office. Mr. Dascanio and his team are very knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with the doctors they chose for me. After dealing with the insurance company and going nowhere I finally got the care I needed. I am about to settle my case and I could not be more pleased with the results. It is very difficult to survive while in workers’ compensation but great representation made a huge difference in my life. Thank you guys.”
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“I would like to thank Dennis A. Dascanio and his staff for the fine job they did in representing me. I am, more than happy with the outcome of my case. I would and recently have recommended this law firm to a friend of mine. Again, thank you Dennis and your entire staff for helping me with my Worker’s Compensation claim.”I recommend Dennis Dascanio. I hired Dennis more than 3 years ago. Dennis handled my workers’ compensation matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. I have used Mr. Dascanio’s services in an industrial injury matter, and the results were better than expected. Not just in the settlement, (money) but in getting my life back on track and into the work force. Mr. Dascanio went beyond what other attorneys do and explained in simple terms all aspects of workers’ compensation. He had my best interest in mind, not just how much money was at stake, but how I could get better. And I do believe that because of his representation that I was able to get back into the work force much faster and received my settlement offer and medical care without much time being lost. If I had to do this again, I would not use any other attorney other than Dennis Dascanio. I recommend Mr. Dascanio to all my friends.
Daniel R.
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“Mr. Ficachi I am writing to express my gratitude for the excellent work you did representing me. From the first meeting your were very professional and knowledgeable and never gave me exaggerated hopes. You told me what was likely to happen,(you were 100% correct) but you were honest enough to tell mewhat could ha.ppen. The successful outcome of my case was due to the dedication and perseverance you showed throughout whole process. Your office was always willing to answer my questions and concerns. I will gladly refer your firm to friends and family if the need arises. Once again please accept my sincerest heartfelt gratitude.”
Ryan K.
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"I contacted the law office here for my workers’ comp issue and from the first phone call until my case was settled they were nothing short of great. They were patient, responsive and most of all explained every step of the process. I would highly recommend contacting this law office if you are looking for a trusted attorney who will fight for what you are entitled to."
Rachel M.
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"Very happy with Dennis Dascanio’s law offices! My husband was injured at work and he is a client of Mr. Dascanio’s. We had a different lawyer for 1 year that did nothing for us but ever since we switched to Mr. Dascanio’s office things improved a lot we got 2 surgeries approved by workers’ comp! If you are looking for a good law office to help you fight the workers comp system look no further. This is the right firm: The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio!"
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"The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio was very helpful in getting me my needed medical care and the money I lost from being out of work. I am now back to work and I want to thank Mr. Dascanio and his great staff. Everyone was very friendly and very knowledgeable regarding my case. Thanks!"
Esperanza R.
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"Dear Ms. Elizabeth Heiskell, Thank you for your kind and good customer service for assisting me in court and processing my applicaiton for Social Security Disability. God bless and more power to you!"
Mary C.
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"I applied for Social Security Disability at this firm with their associate Elizabeth Heiskell. My experience with Elizabeth Heiskell was a 10! She is extremely knowledgeable in her field of law and a very compassionate person to work with. I felt confident with her all the way through my process. Her legal assistant Patricia was wonderful to work with; held my hand through a very difficult time and I can’t say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend this firm for Social Security Disability and highly recommend Elizabeth. "
R. Jones
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"Ms. Elizabeth Heiskell, Mrs. Juarez and the rest of the professional staff at The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio are wonderful. My original claim for Social Security was rejected and denied, until Ms. Heiskell took on my case. We had sold many of our things to pay for our bills and rent. I was not able to work due to my illness and surgeries for over 3 years. Ms. Heiskell, worked very hard and I was finally approved!! We were blessed, she took care of me and my family. She’s one in a million!!!"
Samantha W.
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"Mr. Dascanio and his staff were great. When I got hurt at work I didn’t think that I needed a lawyer but oh how wrong I was. The insurance kept running me around and denying my injury. (Hello, when you can’t go to work because you got hurt at work, you’re injured). I thought that I had to pay for a lawyer so I didn’t look into it, but I paid for nothing, not even my doctor’s appointments. When I first went in to talk to him, he listened to me and all my concerns and got me to a doctor right away. I thought the whole process to get my case settled took a long time, but from what his staff told me, all cases take a long time because the insurance company doesn’t want to give me the money I deserve (I’m out of work because of this injury, I need to pay rent and bills somehow!). I am convinced that if I had not gone with Mr. Dascanio, the insurance would have screwed me and I wouldn’t have gotten anything. This office is highly recommended."
Brian B.
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"Recently we had a wonderful experience working with the Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio. My husband who is battling Stage 4 cancer was denied disability and we didn’t know where to turn. From the minute we began working with Elizabeth Heiskell we knew we were in good hands. From start to finish, she took control of the situation and took this challenge on as if it was hers. With her 30 years of experience helping people secure their well-earned benefits, she was able to make things happen, and quickly through the government jungle of red tape. Not only did she secure my husband’s monthly disability payments, she was able to collect back due payments for last year. She exceeded our expectations in both the outcome she achieved and the impeccable level of customer service and care. I highly recommend working with this knowledgeable, reputable and highly ethical law firm. "
Daniel R.
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"Estimado Sr. Ficachi le estoy escribiendo estas palabras para darle las gracias por el excelente trabajo que usted hizo representandome legalmente. Desde la primera entrevista usted se mostro muy profesional y con mucho conocimiento en la ley, nunca me dio esperanzas falsas o exageradas. Usted me dijo lo que era lo mas probable que pase {lo cual fue 100% . correcto) pero tambien fue lo bastante honesto y me dijo lo que podria pasar tambien. El exito de mi caso fue totalmente el resultado de su dedicacion y perseverancia a traves de todo el proceso legal. El personal de su oficina estuvo siempre dispuesta a contestar todas mis preguntas durante todo el proceso. Yo recomendaria sus services legales a cualquier familiar o amigo si ellos lo necesitaran. Una vez mas por favor acepte mi mas sincera gratitud."
Sra. Hernandez
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"I got a letter from Social Security. They have resolved my disability payment! I have also been reimbursed the back payment I had coming. It wouldn’t have happened without your services. I can’t thank you enough! Like I said before, if I meet someone who needs your services, I’ll recommend Dennis. I hope you all at Dennis A. Dascanio Law Offices have happy holidays! You know how to take care of your clients."
Aurelia V.
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"Estimado personal del Abogado Dennis Dascanio. Yo Aurelia V., Les doy Las gracias por darme la ayuda a mi caso de Seguro Social. Mi caso ania sido Negado 4 veces. Gracias especialmente a Anogado Elizabeth Heiskell y a su asistente patricia juarz mi caso fue un exito y no tengo palabras! muchos gracias por toda su ayuda."

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