Monday, July 24, 2017

How A Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Alleviate The Pain Of The Process


Back in the old days, employees weren't provided compensation for workplace-related injury and illness, even if the incident was a result of employer negligence. Fortunately, workers' compensation programs protect employees throughout the United States today. If you've been injured on the job, knowing you have the option to file a claim for wages and medical expenses may put your mind at ease. The system can be difficult to navigate alone, but with a workers' compensation attorney, the road to recovery can be much smoother.

Understanding Your State's Laws

Every state is different, and frequent legislation makes for regular changes that can be hard to follow. Very specific guidelines are in place for workers' compensation rights and responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

- How long you have to file a claim

- How much you're entitled to in medical benefits and wages

- Social Security entitlement

When you're ill or injured, trying to find your way through the claims filing process can be all the more difficult. Having a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of your state's system may help streamline the process for you and make you feel more comfortable with the outcome.

Understanding of the Legal System

One of the most obvious benefits of having an attorney is that he or she will have an understanding of the legal system needed to ensure that your claim is handled properly. If you're told that your case can't be accepted by your employer or feel that you might be entitled to more than you're being provided, your legal representative can investigate and determine whether the claim was dealt with legally and fairly.

Should I Obtain a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

Regardless of your specific circumstances, you have the right to consult with a lawyer about your claim. However, if your situation is severe enough to have a potentially long-lasting effect on your ability to work and/or if you question the legality of your employer's handling of your claim, you are strongly recommended to obtain a workers' compensation attorney. Some of these circumstances might include:

- Injuries and illnesses causing irreparable damage, leaving you unable to work at all or in the same manner as you could prior to the injury or illness

- Conditions that require operation(s) or other medical treatments, leaving you unable to work for extended periods of time

- A disability prior to being injured or becoming ill

- A suspicion that your employer wrongfully denied your claim or is mishandling it

The greatest advantage to obtaining a workers' compensation attorney is simple: He or she will be your advocate when you need it most. Being out of work due to a workplace illness or injury is not just a struggle medically; it can make it difficult to pay your bills and care for yourself and your family. In many instances, seeking a lawyer to help you handle your claim and represent you when necessary can be your best course of action.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Social Security Disability


At Hodson & Mullin, we know disabled people need help. Faced with a possible lifetime of great physical pain and a frightening financial future, many are so overwhelmed they don’t know where to turn.  At Hodson & Mullin we not only  understand, we effectively steer our eligible clients through the Social Security Disability application and appeal processes, with countless successful cases over the decades.

At our firm, a highly experienced legal assistant will spend a great deal of time working with you and gathering records and information to perfect your claim, but your legal questions will be answered by an experienced attorney.

We are registered with the Social Security Administration and when necessary, we appear at actual hearings throughout Northern California to present our clients’ cases effectively, with an eye toward the most favorable outcomes.

Most of our experienced legal assistants are fluent in both English and Spanish, so language is never a barrier to obtaining results.

We are happy to meet with you for an initial consultation without charge to you, and you incur no costs at all unless and until your case is resolved and you receive a settlement or benefits.  Schedule an appointment with us today at our Vacaville or Fairfield offices!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How To Enforce Child Support



All too often one parent fails to pay court ordered child support. If you are trying to get your child support payment, there are a couple ways you can enforce the court's order.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Divorce Advice : How To Find A Good Divorce Lawyer



In order to find a good divorce lawyer, look for a lawyer that deals with family law and emphasizes settlement through mediation. Find a good lawyer for a divorce and save a little money with tips from a certified family mediator in this free video on divorce and relationships.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Workers’ Compensation


The Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practice areas are overseen by Partner, Samuel Mullin.  Mr. Mullin is recognized as Certified Specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and has repeatedly been named a “California Super Lawyer.”  Mr. Mullin served as Assistant Suisun City Attorney, as a Federal Prosecutor for the U.S. Air Force and as a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.

California’s Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation law are very complex and confusing.  Recent changes in Workers’ Compensation law  make navigating through the claim process even more confusing.  Hodson & Mullin informs clients of their legal rights if they have suffered an industrial injury in California or are seeking disability benefits through Social Security.

Unlike California Workers’ Compensation adjusters who work for the insurance companies, Hodson & Mullin works for injured clients.  They ensure that clients are aware of all the rights and benefits they may be entitled to under the law such as medical treatment for job related injuries or illnesses, physical therapy, lifetime medical care options, vocational rehabilitation, temporary and permanent disability, death benefits and settlement depending on the extent of the injury.

Hodson & Mullin advocates 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 cases on behalf of injured Workers’ Compensation clients.  Hodson & Mullin has a track record of integrity in helping clients get the largest settlement they are entitled to under the law.  Hodson & Mullin’s attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to  handle the most serious cases and the staff, experience and resources to move your case forward.

Hodson & Mullin has been a trusted presence in Solano County for years and the 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 representation. Much of our business is the result of referrals from former clients.  Put our experience to work for you.

Monday, July 3, 2017

How To Protect Yourself In A Divorce



In order to protect yourself in a divorce, determine if you agree with the divorce or not. Remember that all 50 states have 'no fault' divorce and protect yourself with tips from a certified family mediator in this free video on divorce and relationships.