Workers' comp resources
Your key contacts
These organizations are all involved with the workers' comp system or with helping injured workers.
Workers' Compensation Division | 503.947.7810
Administers the laws and rules that impact the participants, including workers, in the workers' comp system
Oregon Workers' Compensation Board | 503.378.3308
Provides timely and impartial resolution of workers' comp legal disputes
Oregon OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Division) | 800.922.2689
A part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, OSHA enforces state workplace safety and health rules.
State Ombudsman for Injured Workers | 800.927.1271
A free, independent advocate for injured workers in Oregon
About the workers' comp system
By law, Oregon employers must carry workers' comp insurance or be self-insured. Employers pay premiums to workers' comp insurance companies like SAIF, and those premiums pay for most of the benefits workers receive if they are injured or suffer an occupational disease as a result of their work. It is the worker's responsibility to prove that an injury or disease is job-related.
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) regulates the workers' compensation system.
The benefits you receive are primarily funded by the insurance premiums paid by your employer. By law, workers and employers contribute a few cents per hour worked to the Workers Benefit Fund (WBF). The WBF funds injured worker programs such as re-employment assistance.