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Welcome to the Workers' Compensation Board

Mission statement

Our mission here at the Workers' Compensation Board is to provide timely and impartial resolution of disputes arising under Oregon Workers' Compensation Law and the Oregon Safe Employment Act.

Who we are

The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is an independent adjudicatory agency within the Department of Consumer and Business Services. WCB has three divisions. These include the WCB Hearings Division, in which administrative law judges (ALJs) conduct contested case hearings, the Board Review Division comprised of five permanent board members appointed by the governor, who provide balanced and unbiased case review, and the Administrative Services Division that provides business and operational support to the agency.

What we do

  • Conduct hearings of contested cases
  • Provide mediation services
  • Offer interpreter services at hearings
  • Conduct Board Review of appealed cases
  • Approve settlements 
  • Review Own Motion disputes
  • Resolve Third Party and Crime Victim disputes
  • Conduct hearings on OR-OSHA citations under the Oregon Safe Employment Act


  • Produce timely, quality and fair decisions
  • Respect for the diverse community we serve
  • Increased access to justice through innovative processes
  • Commitment to, and an awareness of, racial equity in all we do
Photograph of Joy Dougherty, Board Chair
Joy Dougherty, Board Chair

Photograph of Sally Anne Curey, Board Member
Sally Anne Curey, Board Member

Photograph of Roger Ousey, Board Member
Roger Ousey, Board Member

Photograph of Moises Ceja, Board Member
Moises Ceja, Board Member

Photograph of Jenny Ogawa Board Member
Jenny Ogawa, Board Member