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Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you or a loved one have suffered a work-related injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from your employer or the state to cover medical expenses and time off work.

Some law firms can handle workers’ compensation claims, but the Hurm Law Firm is a dedicated advocate for workers in northeast Ohio that have been injured on-the-job. We know employers proclaim to treat you as ‘family’ when you are healthy, but it will shock you how your employer treats you when injured. We ensure our clients receive all the benefits owed and protect their jobs and livelihood. This is your career. It’s too important to leave to chance.

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Avoid common pitfalls that can threaten jobs by partnering with a firm that has a deep understanding of workers compensation, labor law, and employment law. We’re experienced litigators and dedicated advocates for northeast Ohio workers and their families.

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Hurm Law Firm will help you pursue compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, and lump sum payments. We take pride in representing workers against Fortune 500 and international corporations and winning.


We have experience handling matters such as wage theft, employer discrimination, wrongful termination, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitration, and other labor and employment law issues.

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What Kind of Benefits Do I Get For My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

There are three main benefits provided to people injured at work in the State of Ohio.

1) Lost Wage Benefits –When you are injured at work and you miss more than seven days on the job, you are owed lost wage benefits that are intended to replace the income you lost because you were injured. There are many kinds of lost wage benefits, but the most common benefit is temporary total benefits. These benefits compensate you for the time you are totally disabled and temporarily unable to work. Your benefit will be calculated based on your average weekly wage. There are many exceptions and caveats to this, but you can generally plan on receiving at least 66% of your average weekly wage as a weekly benefit. There are no withholdings on this benefit, so your take-home-pay is usually comparable to when you work. One of the main purposes of this benefit is to ensure you are not rushed back from your injury before it has fully healed.

How do I maximize my lost wage benefit?

2) All Medical Services Paid

When you suffer a workers’ compensation injury, you will need medical treatment to heal. This can frequently mean surgery, doctor’s visits, specialist consultations, and physical therapy. Once your claim is approved, the state should pay for every penny of your care for the work injury. One important note to remember is that you have the right to pick your own doctor. Many employers will send injured workers to an employer-biased medical service provider. Do not allow your employer to pick your doctor, especially a doctor that is employer-biased and will rush you back to work before you are ready.

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3) The Lost Payment: Ensuring Your Permanent Partial Disability Payment

The majority of injured workers without attorneys do not know about—and don’t file for—the final lump sum payment almost every injured worker has a right to and that is your permanent partial disability payment. It can be a couple hundred dollars, a couple thousand dollars, or tens of thousands of dollars depending on a number of factors. After you have either healed from your injury and returned to work or reached the maximum improvement modern science can achieve, the clock begins. Once six months pass, you can file for a permanent partial disability payment. The purpose of this payment is to compensate you for the impact the injury had on your life. If you used to be able to throw a 90-mph fastball and now you cannot lift your arm above your shoulder, this impacts your life and a significant lump sum payment should be made. The size of your lump sum payment is decided by doctors who examine your injuries and determine what percentage of your livelihood is impaired. Having an attorney can greatly improve the likelihood you will get a large permanent partial disability payment. If you have any questions about workers’ compensation or want to secure the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, do not hesitate to contact the Hurm Law Firm at (216) 860-1922.

How Long Does a Worker’s Compensation Claim Typically Take?

Workers Compensation claims can take as little as six weeks to process and be approved and can take as long as several years. It depends on how strong your medical evidence is and how hard your employer wants to fight your claim. The Hurm Law Firm encourages workers to hire an attorney as soon as possible to maximize the likelihood that your claim is approved in the initial phases. Delaying hiring an attorney does not save the worker any money and makes it more likely the claim, and the benefits you are owed, are delayed.

How Long Do I Have To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers have one year to file a claim under the Ohio Worker’s Compensation statute.

What Is The Agency In Charge Of Administering The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Statute?

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. To go to the website, click here.