Workers' Compensation: Oregon
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kevin Hess, Fisher Phillips
- All Oregon employers that are required to provide workers' compensation coverage must also post a specific notice in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
- Almost all employers must have workers' compensation insurance or be self-insured, with limited exceptions. See Covered Employers.
- All employees, whether full-time or part-time, are covered by workers' compensation, with some exceptions. See Covered Employees.
- Any injury that occurs while working and requires the injured employee to seek the aid of a medical provider is generally covered under workers' compensation. See Compensable Injuries and Illnesses.
- Employers may not be liable for certain injuries incurred under specific circumstances. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
- Workers' compensation pays for all medical costs as well as partial wage-replacement due to lost time injury. See Other Benefits.
- Claims must be reported in a timely manner. Oregon law provides a procedure to resolve disputed claims. See Claims Procedure.
- Oregon employers are prohibited from retaliating against workers who apply for benefits under workers' compensation. See Retaliation and Discrimination.