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Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) Questions and Answers http://www.cbs.state.or.us/wcd/communications/inj_job.html

Get answers to your questions about the Oregon Workers' Compensation system. This is especially helpful to those just injured.

 

Oregon Law Help http://oregonlawhelp.org/issues/work/injured-workers

They provide amswers for the injured and free legal help for low-income Oregonians.

 

J.W Long Library (Willamette University College of Law) http://www.willamette.edu/law/longlib

Areas include Oregon Law, All States Law, U.S. Federal Law, Dispute Resolution, Law Journals, Other Law Sites, and On-Line Research.

 

FormsGuru.com by Lawguru.com http://www.formsguru.com

This site has a library of 200+ free legal forms and business letters covering many different topics. These are not links to forms elsewhere, but are the actual forms. They also created two new additional legal forms sites based on the popular FindForms.com search engine. To check out these sites, please see FormsTool.com at http://www.formstool.com and FormsBroker.com at http://www.formsbroker.com.

 

The Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School) http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/oregon.html

Information categories at this site include constitution and legislation, judicial opinions, regulations, and agency material including a link to Oregon's Administrative Rules (OAR's).

 

FindLaw http://www.findlaw.com

FindLaw offers an array of free resources and tools for the public.

 

Oregon State Bar https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1093_WorkersComp.htm

They explain what injured workers should know. The advice includes: "Remember, there are certain deadlines for filing your claim. Your employer cannot refuse you the right to file a claim, and the law prohibits your employer from firing or discriminating against you for filing a claim."

 

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) http://www.oregontriallawyers.org

An organization of 900 attorneys who represent individuals and businesses in civil court. The organization promotes juries and jury service, and open access to the courts.

 

Workers’ Compensation Law: Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton http://www.stc-law.com/workerscomp.html

This is a Portland, Oregon based law firm that represents injured and disabled workers. They have been a leading advocate for emplyees injured on the job. They can help you understand the workers' compensation system and and make decisions about your legal options.

Cornell University: Supreme Court Collection http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/

The Legal Information Institute offers Supreme Court opinions under the auspices of Project Hermes, the court's electronic-dissemination project. This archive contains nearly all opinions of the court issued since May of 1990. Use their Quick Search and type Workers Compensation to see opinions.

 

KnowX.com http://www.knowx.com

Public records contain valuable information that can help you solve problems. KnowX.com provides real-time access.

 

National Whistleblower Center http://www.whistleblowers.org

The National Whistleblower Center is a nonprofit, tax exempt educational and advocacy organization committed to environmental protection, nuclear safety, civil rights, government accountability and protecting the rights of employee whistleblowers. Established in 1988, the center has successfully established many of the most important precedents protecting employee whistleblowers throughout the United States and has revolutionized the protection afforded them.

 

AARP Legal Services Network 1-800-424-3410 http://www.aarp.org/lsn/

If you're over 50, the American Association of Retired Persons can help. They have a list of over 1000 lawyers nationwide who've undergone a special screening and interview process. Members also get free initial consultations and reduced fees.

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