May 7, 2023
Employer Violations of Labor Laws & How to Report Them
How to Report Labor Law Violations There are a wide variety of labor law violations that can and should be reported. The fastest way to get to the right place is to call the Hurm Law Firm and get a free consultation by calling (216) 860-1922. You can also follow this map of questions to […]
March 27, 2023
Workplace Safety Laws: How to Keep Yourself and Coworkers Safe!
By Matthew T. Hurm, Esq. The Hurm Law Firm provides excellent legal representation for when someone hurts themselves at work. It is vital that a worker has strong representation when they face a work injury to ensure they get all the benefits and medical service they deserve. But what if a worker wants to help […]
March 10, 2023
Small Businesses and Workers’ Compensation
Under many state and federal statutes, employees of small businesses are exempt from certain protections. The idea is that small businesses cannot afford to uphold the same burden of upholding the law that big businesses can afford to uphold. That is NOT the case in workers’ compensation claims. No matter how small your employer is, […]
January 30, 2023
Can I Work While Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Yes, injured workers can absolutely work while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. That said, you need to report that income to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and a portion of it will be deduced from your benefits. There are different kinds of jobs an injured worker can get while receiving benefits and each are a little […]
December 31, 2022
How Do I Maximize My Lost Wage Benefit?
1. Hire an Attorney There are many types of lost wages benefits, and an attorney will know which benefits are right for you. Most injured workers are owed temporary total benefits which are measured by calculating your average weekly wage. An attorney can help you provide the information the state needs to calculate your benefit […]
December 31, 2022
How Do I Pick The Right Doctor?
Picking the right doctor can make the difference between a rejected claim and a very successful claim. The first thing you should do is not use the doctor your employer suggests. Often, they suggest you use some employer-biased medical service provider. There is a cottage industry of occupational medical professionals that rush workers back to […]
December 3, 2022
Labor Law, Employment Law, & The Difference Between Them
Workplace laws are vitally important to understand and use to protect yourself and your friends at work. Employment Laws Apply to Everyone Employment laws include the following protections: Workers’ Compensation If you are injured at work, workers’ compensation laws provide you with lost wages, pay for all your medical services and provide you a lump […]
October 20, 2021
First Responders Still Awaiting PTSD Coverage Promised in House Bill 308
Back on January 21, 2021, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 308. The bill intended to cover first responders who suffer post traumatic stress disorder injuries in the course of their employment. The bill created a fund for public employers to contribute to fund these benefits for first responders. The bill was passed over ten months […]
July 21, 2020
Ohio First Responder PTSD Bill Stalled in Ohio Senate
Ohio first responders always rush to the scene when someone is in trouble, but certain Ohio Senators refuse to return the favor. These state senators are making countless Ohio first responders wait months before allowing a vote on PTSD coverage for them under the state’s workers’ compensation system. On February 12, 2020, the Ohio House passed […]
February 20, 2020
Ohio House Passes PTSD Coverage for First Responders
In a 74-22 vote, the Ohio House passed a bill last week which provides first responders with post traumatic stress disorder coverage through the state’s workers’ compensation system. This same bill passed the Ohio House last year by the substantially smaller margin of 56-33. The bill now moves to the Ohio Senate. Unfortunately for first responders, last year […]