Filing a workers' compensation claim
How do I file a workers’ compensation claim?
You should tell
your employer right away about your injury and ask for an Oregon Form 801,
the Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness. It is your right to file a workers’
compensation claim. You also have the right to not file a claim. No one else
should make these decisions for you.
must send your workers’ compensation claim (Form 801) to its insurer within five
days of being notified of your injury. It is illegal for employers to do
anything to keep employees from filing claims.
If you seek
medical treatment for your injury, tell the doctor you were hurt on the job.
You and your doctor should complete Oregon Form 827, Worker’s and Physician’s
Report for Worker’s Compensation Claims. Medical providers are required to
report job-related injuries to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer
(the company from which your employer has purchased workers’ compensation
insurance) within three working days.
My employer will not report my work-related injury
or illness to their insurance carrier. What can I do?
should have the workers' compensation insurance information posted in the
workplace. If so, you may contact the insurance carrier and report the claim
yourself. If your employer does not have the insurance information posted, you can
contact our office for assistance with obtaining that information.
801 - "Report of Job Injury or
Form 801 - "Reporte de
Lesión o Enfermedad en el Trabajo (801s)"