Smith & Baltaxe, LLP

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Schedule a free consultation with us right away if you are completing your workers' compensation claim. We can help you navigate this complicated process and maximize your claim. Visit our blog for more information regarding various types of work injuries.

Smith & Baltaxe, LLP, Workers Compensation Attorneys

At Smith & Baltaxe, LLP, we help clients who find themselves in difficult situations following an accident on the job, providing them with detailed information, legal assistance, and a variety of tools to quickly and easily claim proper compensation for their injuries. Having a workers compensation attorney on your side is important during this process, but our practice stands apart by featuring attorneys who have achieved additional certification as Workers' Compensation Specialists as well. We exclusively practice workers compensation cases, and fully understand the needs of our clients at every step in process of filing and litigation, if necessary. We encourage clients to meet us at our practice in San Francisco, CA, or to contact us so we can meet you at your home or hospital bed.

Meet Your Attorneys 

Bernhard Baltaxe
Bernhard Baltaxe

Bernhard Baltaxe is a certified workers' compensation specialist. He practiced civil litigation, contract litigation, and personal injury in his early career, beginning in 1996. In 2003, he opened his own practice in San Francisco, where he has been representing injured workers ever since.

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byron smith
Byron Smith

Byron Smith has been helping injured workers since before he graduated law school. He worked as an associate attorney and managing partner for various firms after his graduation from San Francisco's New College of Law in 1993. His experience spans many legal disciplines, giving him a diverse skillset in approaching his cases.

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How We Help Injured Workers

We are dedicated to helping clients with their workers' compensation claims. Meanwhile, we actively lobby the legislature on behalf of injured workers.

"The staff at Smith & Baltaxe is very helpful and if they don't have the answer to your question they will get the answer for you in a very timely manner. You will definitely feel like your best interest is a concern to both Bernie and his staff." - Linda Hazen

Achieving Substantial Results for Our Clients

For a construction laborer who suffered a lower back injury on the job

For a machine operator injured working for a Napa County winery

Permanent disability award for an engineer who fell from a scaffold

For a dog washer who suffered a broken ankle as a result of a slip and fall

Serving All Injured Workers

At Smith & Baltaxe, our focus on workers' compensation gives us the capacity to help injured workers with a range of needs:

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Ste 604
San Francisco, CA 94109

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