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Independent advocate for small businesses

Independent advocate for small businesses

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

  • 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.

Tools for businesses

Get information on registering your business, independent contractor rules, employment law, Oregon OSHA consultation services, and much more.

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Resources to help you

Contact the Office of the Small Business Ombudsman if you have workers’ compensation questions. If you have other questions, we may be able to refer you to other resources.

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