by Research & Analysis Section, Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services in Salem, Or .
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|Statement||by Gary Helmer.|
|Contributions||Oregon. Dept. of Consumer and Business Services. Research and Analysis Section.|
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The Oregon Workers' Compensation statute is a private insurance system. When a worker is injured on the job, he or she files a claim with the employer. The employer typically turns the claim over to its workers' compensation insurance carrier. That insurance company makes a decision on the claim. Workers' compensation claim acceptance or denial How will I know if the insurer has accepted or denied my claim? The insurer has 60 days from the day you filed the Form with your employer to issue a timely acceptance or denial of your claim. Oregon workers' compensation costs. A certified workers’ compensation claims examiner must undergo a certain amount of training to obtain certification, as set forth in OAR and Certification is for three years and must be renewed. LITIGATION AND APPEAL Workers’ Compensation Board, Administrative Law Judges and Hearings. Processing of claims and payment of compensation § To whom notices sent under ORS , , to , to and to § Compensable injury, denied claim and other reports § Notice of accident from worker § Burden of proving compensability and nature and extent.
Legal Our mission is to provide timely and impartial resolution of disputes arising under Oregon Workers' Compensation Law and the Oregon Safe Employment Act. Phone: Request for Hearing Fax: Board Review Fax: WCB Directory. Workers’ Compensation Division Winter Street NE P.O. Box Salem, OR (info line) (general questions). Some states have special rules for workers’ comp claims filed after you left your job. If you qualify for one of the exceptions in your state's law, you may be able to contest the denial. What to Do When Your Workers' Comp Claim Is Denied. Don’t give up your right to workers’ comp benefits just because your claim was initially denied.
Workers’ Compensation: Basic Elements of a Compensable Claim in Washington and Oregon By Michael H. Weier, INTRODUCTION. Employers, insurance companies and third party claims professionals should be aware of the basic elements required to establish a compensable workers’ compensation claim for industrial injury or occupational disease in Washington and/or Oregon. Workers’ Compensation Division Winter Street NE P.O. Box Salem, OR (info line) (general questions) (central reception) Para información en español [email protected] In Oregon, nearly all workers are protected at their workplace by the state’s comprehensive workers’ compensation laws. In the event that a worker becomes ill at work because of the conditions there or is injured while at work then compensation may be available to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Not all workers’ comp. claims are agreed to. Denial - The status a claim is placed in once an insurer has decided the claim for benefits is not compensable according to workers’ comp statutes and case law. Disputed claim settlement (DCS) - An agreement, subject to approval by a Workers' Compensation Board administrative law judge, between an insurance carrier or self-insured employer.