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The Ombuds Office for Oregon Workers is the state office that serves as an independent advocate for workers by helping them understand their rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities within the workers’ compensation system and workplace safety and health laws and rules.
The Ombuds team also provides educational and informational seminars to labor groups, employers, insurance companies, and others interested in workers’ issues related to workers’ compensation and workplace safety and health.
The Ombuds team does not provide legal advice – they are not lawyers – and cannot represent you at Workers´ Compensation Board hearings. However, the staff members have years of experience dealing with workers´ compensation issues and claims, and they can help you get the answers and assistance you need.
You can provide input on changes to workers’ compensation rules through the Management-Labor Advisory Committee. Go to the committee’s website to sign up for meeting notices and contact the MLAC administrator.
The Ombuds team can give you straight answers, at no charge, about the following:
If you are injured on the job, getting through the workers’ compensation system can be confusing. Our frequently asked questions provide answers to help you with the process.
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Learn about our events schedule, request a speaker, access our video library, and more.
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