|The Oregon Ombudsman for Injured Workers http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/OIW/pages/index.aspx
Toll-free in Oregon:
800-927-1271 503-378-3351 Text-display telephone: 503-378-4100
office helps those injured at work.
It was established to assist Oregon's injured workers and reports only
to the director of the Department of Consumer & Business Services.
It's imperative that
workers injured on the job report all carrier misbehavior to the ombudsman's office
and seek its help when needed. It also gets your difficulties "on-the-record"
which may help you in the future.
The Ombudsman will provide answers about: workers’ rights and responsibilities, time-loss benefits, medical benefits, claim closure, the litigation process, claim disposition agreements (CDA's), disputed claim settlements (DCS's) and independent medical exams.
|Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services (DCBS) - Workers' Compensation Division http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/wcd/index.html
Workers' Compensation Infoline: 800-452-0288 Text-display telephone: 503-947-7993
The Workers Compensation Division (WCD) administers and enforces Oregon's workers' compensation laws. Pages within WCD include:
| Oregon Legislature http://www.leg.state.or.us (IWA's Page)
Every Oregonian has one state senator and one state representative. It's imperative you keep them informed of difficulties with the workers comp system. The good one will fight for you.
Ted Kulongoski http://www.governor.state.or.us (IWA's Page)
has never had a governor more knowledgeable about workers compensation.
Please contact his office and ask for fairness in Oregon's Workers' Compensation
|Bureau of Labor and Industries (Oregon BOLI)http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/index.shtml
With some exceptions, employers are prohibited from discriminating against those injured at work. It's not required that workers actual file a workers' compensation claim. Visit BOLI's FAQ section at http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/TA/T_FAQ_Tainjwkr.shtml to learn details.
|Oregon OSHA http://www.cbs.state.or.us/osha
Oregon OSHA enforces Oregon's workplace safety and health rules.
Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov
OSHA's mission is
to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of America's workers.
Their section entitled "The Workers' Page" is at http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/index.html
of Consumer & Business Services (DCBS) - Insurance Division http://www.oregoninsurance.org
The Insurance Division
perform a major balancing role, protecting the public's
interests -- by ensuring the financial soundness of insurers, the availability
and affordability of insurance, and fair treatment of policyholders and
claimants -- while maintaining a positive business climate.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - ADA http://www.eeoc.gov
Title I of the ADA requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants
for employment, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
- Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/MLAC (IWA's
by the governor, include five labor and five management representatives.
This committee is charged by law with studying the workers' compensation
system in areas such as decisions of the courts which have a significant
impact, the adequacy of benefits, medical and legal costs, the adequacy
of assessments paid into the department's reserve programs, and the operation
of programs funded by the Workers' Benefit Fund.
- Workers' Compensation Insurance http://www.saif.com
provides workers compensation coverage solely for employers of Oregon
workers. They are self-supporting, not-for-profit, and publicly owned.
SAIF is governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the
governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. SAIF is not officially owned
by Oregonians, instead it's called a quasi-state.
Library Infor-State Government http://www.osl.state.or.us
Using the phrase
"Workers' Compensation" will show cases and decisions by the
Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court. Use your browser's "Find
on this page" feature to locate specific text within a page. Visit http://www.osl.state.or.us/NAV/workore.html to view a list.
Security Advisory Service http://www.ssas.com/connect/index.html
SSAS offers information
about Social Security and its programs but is not affiliated with the
Social Security Administration (SSA) or any other government agency. Included
is the Connect
Bulletin Board - a real-time forum for Social Security comments, questions
NOSSCR Online http://www.nosscr.org/faqind.html
View Social Security
Disability Frequently Asked Questions at this Web site.
of Labor: State Workers' Compensation Laws http://www.dol.gov
The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities.
of Justice http://www.doj.state.or.us
The DOJ responsible
for general counsel and supervision of all civil actions and legal proceedings
in which the state is a party or has an interest. The Department, through
the Attorney General, also has full charge and control of all the state's
legal business that requires the services of an attorney or legal counsel.
It is divided into six operating divisions: Appellate, Civil Enforcement,
Criminal Justice, General Counsel, Division of Child Support, and Trial.
Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm