The Office of the Small Business Ombudsman for Workers’ Compensation serves as an independent advocate for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the professional advisers who serve them. Our services include:

  • Explaining workers’ compensation coverage requirements and what type of coverage best suits your needs.
  • Providing advice on how to shop for workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Helping businesses that are in dispute with their insurance company, and helping them navigate through the appeal processes that are available.
  • Conducting outreach to businesses and their professional advisers to educate them about their rights and responsibilities under the workers’ compensation laws.​
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The Small Business Ombudsman is transferring to a new phone system on Aug. 23. If you are having trouble reaching the office by phone, email wc.advocate@oregon.gov.

Contact us

wc.advocate@oregon.gov
Call or text David Waki 971-283-0997
or Linda Repp 503-329-4260​