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 can give you straight answers, at no charge, about the following:
- Workers’ rights and responsibilities in workers’ compensation and workplace safety and health
- Insurer and employer rights and responsibilities
- Time-loss benefits
- Medical benefits
- Workplace retaliation and discrimination protections for workers
- Litigation and settlement processes
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 members are not attorneys and cannot represent you in legal proceedings. However, the team members have years of experience providing workers assistance and helping them navigate our systems.
Provide comment on workers’ compensation rules
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.