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Workers’ Compensation Division: Agency Subdivisions

The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses many of the subdivision offices of the Workers’ Compensation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses many of the subdivision offices of the Workers’ Compensation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Ombudsman for Injured Workers
Address: 350 Winter St. NE, Salem 97301-3878; PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Phone: 503-378-3351; Toll-free: 1-800-927-1271
Fax: 503-373-7639
E-mail: oiw.questions@state.or.us
Web: http://oregon.gov/DCBS/OIW
Contact: Jennifer Flood, Ombudsman
Statutory Authority: ORS 656.709


Duties and Responsibilities: The office of the Ombudsman for Injured Workers serves as an advocate for injured workers. The office investigates and attempts to resolve workers’ compensation related complaints. In addition, the office provides information to injured workers to enable them to protect their rights and makes recommendations for improving ombudsman services and the workers’ compensation system.

Small Business Ombudsman for Workers’ Compensation
Address: 350 Winter St. NE, Salem 97301-3878; PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Phone: 503-378-4209
Fax: 503-373-7639
E-mail: david.waki@state.or.us
Web: http://oregon.gov/DCBS/SBO
Contact: David Waki, Ombudsman
Statutory Authority: ORS 656.709


Duties and Responsibilities: The Small Business Ombudsman for Workers’ Compensation serves as a workers’ compensation resource center, assisting small businesses in the areas of insurance and claims processing matters. This includes the intervention, investigation and resolution of any workers’ compensation related issue. Additionally, the office undertakes an educational role to provide information to employers, trade groups, agents and insurers on relevant workers’ compensation issues.

Workers’ Compensation Management - Labor Advisory Committee
Address: 350 Winter St. NE, Salem 97301-3878; PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Phone: 503-947-7867
Fax: 503-378-6444
E-mail: mlac@state.or.us
Web: http://oregon.gov/DCBS/MLAC
Contact: Lou Savage, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 656.790


Duties and Responsibilities: The Workers’ Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee is charged with reviewing and making recommendations on workers’ compensation issues to the director of DCBS and the Legislature. Members of the committee are appointed by the governor and subject to Senate confirmation. The committee consists of five management and five labor representatives, and the DCBS director who serves as an ex officio member.

 

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