Workman's compensation, also known as workers' compensation, involves insurance coverage that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their work-related activities. The top categories for workman's comp claims can vary depending on the industry, but some common categories include:
STRAINS & SPRAINS
These are the most common types of
work-related injuries and can occur in any industry. They often result from overexertion, lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions,
or poor ergonomics.
SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS
Injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls are prevalent across various work settings. They can happen due to wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or cluttered walkways.
CUTS & LACERATIONS
Employees who work with sharp tools or machinery, such as those in construction, manufacturing, or food service, are at a higher risk of sustaining cuts and lacerations.
These occur when an employee is struck by a moving object or collides with a stationary object. Examples include being hit by falling objects on construction sites or getting caught between machinery in manufacturing environments.
REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES
Jobs that involve performing the same motion repeatedly, such as typing or assembly line work, can lead to repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis.
These are conditions that develop over time due to exposure to harmful substances or conditions in the workplace. Examples include respiratory issues from inhaling hazardous chemicals, skin conditions from prolonged contact with irritants, and hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to loud noise.
It's important to note that the prevalence of these categories can vary by industry and job role. Employers often take measures to reduce the risk of these injuries and illnesses through proper training, safety protocols, and providing personal protective equipment.
Hodson & Mullin’s Workers’ Compensation practice areas are overseen by founding partner, Samuel C. Mullin III, CWCS. Mr. Mullin is Certified a Workers Compensation Specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and has repeatedly been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer.” In years past, Mr. Mullin served as Assistant Suisun City Attorney, as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Air Force, and he is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate colonel.
California Workers’ Compensation laws are very complex and easily confusing, and frequent changes in the law can make navigating through the claims processes even more difficult. At Hodson & Mullin, our clients are informed of their legal rights regardless whether they have suffered an industrial injury in California, are seeking disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, or both.
While adjusters work for insurance companies, Hodson & Mullin works for you! – our injured and disabled clients. We ensure you know the rights and benefits applicable to your case, such as medical treatment for job related injuries or illnesses, physical therapy, lifetime medical care options, vocational rehabilitation, temporary and permanent disability payments, death benefits and settlements, depending on the extent of the injury and other factors.
Make no mistake – the Workers Compensation processes can be agonizingly slow, as can the course of medical treatment. Hodson & Mullin’s attorneys and staff advocate zealously on each clients’ behalf with Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, and if necessary, before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. In some cases, Hodson & Mullin also pursues personal injury or other third party cases on behalf of injured Workers’ Compensation clients. We have a track record of integrity in helping our clients get the best settlement they are able to under the law. Hodson & Mullin is Solano County’s largest and busiest Workers Compensation firm. Our attorneys and staff have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most severe cases toward successful resolution.
Hodson & Mullin has been a trusted presence in Solano County for more thana quarter century. Our firm prides itself on its commitment to staying abreast of recent changes and current developments in the law through extensive continuing legal education, to ensure every client has excellent, highly capable representation. Most of our Workers Compensation staff members are Spanish-speaking, and most of our business is the result of referrals from former clients.
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