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Workers' comp resources

These state agencies run the workers' comp system. Check their websites for more information about services for workers.

Oregon OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Division

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.

Your contribution

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.