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Benjamin Karl Helfman

Workers compensation Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Ben Helfman

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.


Leep, Tescher, Helfman and Zanze (LTHZ Law) traces its roots back many decades to when Ben Leep and Skip Tescher began practicing law together in Shasta County. After Ben passed away in 1999, Skip continued to run the firm as a sole practitioner.

At last, as Skip approached retirement, he began searching for the right lawyers to take over his practice and keep his faithful staff employed. He chose attorneys Ben Helfman and Brian Zanze and entrusted them with the mission of carrying on a long legacy of service to injured workers.

Ben Helfman tells the story: "Skip took us out to lunch in 2011 and said, 'Ben and Brian, do you know the picture of the quarterback on my desk? The one where his helmet is off and he's on his knees, blood running down his face? That picture is on my desk to remind me not to stay one season too long.' Skip continues to be our mentor, frequently visiting our office with his grandchildren and talking law with us."  Brian Zanze later also retired when he and his wife moved to Albania so she could teach music in an English language school.

Ben Helfman has practiced law since 1989 and workers' compensation since 1992.  The State Bar of California certified Ben as a specialist in Workers' Compensation. He currently runs the firm as a solo practitioner but keeps the name to honor its history.  He regularly speaks to the statewide group of attorneys who represent injured workers and serves on several of their committees.  

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Benjamin K. Helfman
1440 West Street
Redding, CA, 96001


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Johnnie | April 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest Candid Advice and Council
I had a very extensive phone consultation with Mr. Helfman when I was expecting a cursory 15 minute phone consult. Mr. Helfman gave me advice that I had not heard from any other WC attorney I had spoken with. I came away from the conversation armed and better equipped to make informed decisions going forward. At this time we are waiting to see how WC responds before taking legal action. I truly appreciated his candid, straight forward advice and would highly recommend him if you find yourself injured and trying to navigate the overwhelming world of Worker's Compensation.
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Posted by Trevor | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Benjamin K. Helfman Attorney at Law
Benjamin Helfman stood up for me and had my back during my work comp. case. He and his team of professional's at LEEP,TESCHER,HELFMAN & ZANZE ATTORNEYS AT LAW made sure I was taken care of and compensated for my work injury. Thanks Ben.
Posted by Terry | March 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
beyond satisfied
Ben is very professional, yet took the time to explain and answer all my concerns and questions. All my procedures were taken care of and my settlement was quite fair. I would highly recommend his representation to anyone with a WC problem.
Posted by Mike | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough
Been Helfman and his team were very professional in the handling of my cases. I had 2 cases and I am very satisfied with how Ben settled then both. He say down with me and read and explained everything paragraph of every document to me in language I could understand. Very nice guy and great Attorney.
Posted by Kerry | January 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!! Very professional, knowlegable & very efficient, compassionate.
Mr. Helfman has been very compassionate. He has the patience of Jobe. He and his team have always been very available and attentive. I had a complex case with difficult legal issues. I was happy with the result. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Franklin | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Star
Ben has worked very diligently over a long period of time to help me with my worker's compensation injury. He has been available for questions and inquiries within a very timely fashion. I am extremely happy and satisfied with his (and his staff's) help during this time period that was very stressful for me.
Posted by Bethany | July 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Supportive, Compassionate, Brilliant
First off let me start by saying that I give Benjamin Karl Helfman an enthusiastic 5stars and absolutely recommend him as an attorney. I feel blessed to have had him recommended to me. I consulted Ben on my workers' compensation claim. Ben was incredibly responsive. He helped me navigate a paralyzingly confusing bureaucratic system. Not only did he answer my questions he calmed my fears and put my mind at ease. I am eternally grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2014
Good workers compensation attorney
Very helpful explains process so I can understand each step. Keeps in contact and answers calls emails promptly. I would recommend Mr. Helfman if you are looking for an honest reliable workers comp attorney .
Posted by Sophranna | May 25, 2014
I would recommend anyone dealing with work comp to hire Ben
Ben has done a great job keeping me informed and listening to my thoughts about my case always giving me good advice and options of how to get the best settlement possible for my situation I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a work comp attorney
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  • Contingency 15%-15%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Benjamin K. Helfman
  • 2004 - 2011


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapter
  • President
  • 2007 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 50th Anniversary Above and Beyond Award Regulations Committee
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Above and Beyond Award
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association Convention
  • UR/IMR Update
  • 2014
  • Current Issues Workers Compensation Seminars
  • Medical Treatment Procedures
  • 2013
  • Winter Convention
  • Law Office Management
  • 2011
  • Legal Specialization Boot Camp
  • Workers Compensation Specialization
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Helfman is known by his peers to be extremely knowledgeable in the law and a leader in the North State concerning representation of injured workers in Worker' Compensation matters."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ben and watched him develop as a lawyer over the past 9 years. He's become a superstar in the workers' comp community. When I need a reference or referral in Shasta he's my "go to" guy. He's smart, he knows the law, he's innovative and he's aggressive. What else can you want in a lawyer? Nice guy? Well, yeah...he's that, too."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Helfman is a bright and hard working attorney. He dedicates his life to helping injured workers. He gets great results for his clients. I watched him speak at the recent workers compensation convention. Very good speaker. I recommend him without hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Benjamin for many years. His expertise and experience has been recognized by the State Bar of California conferring Benjamin with a specialist certification in work comp. He has also appeared at work comp attorney conferences as a presenter to share his knowledge with his peers. Benjamin takes a genuine interest in his clients and works hard to obtain all the rights and benefits due them."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is very knowledgable in this area of the law. He's professional, helpful and experienced. I heartily recommend him. You won't be disappointed."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Helfman is an excellent, highly specialized attorney who cares about his clients. He has my endorsement."
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Redding Workers compensation Lawyer Benjamin Karl Helfman
Benjamin Karl Helfman
Workers compensation Attorney
Redding, CA
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available