Chapter 656  Workers Compensation

General Provisions

§ 656.001 Short title
§ 656.003 Application of definitions to construction of chapter
§ 656.005 Definitions
§ 656.006 Effect on employers liability law
§ 656.008 Extension of laws relating to workers compensation to federal lands and projects within state
§ 656.010 Treatment by spiritual means
§ 656.012 Findings and policy

Coverage

§ 656.017 Employer required to pay compensation and perform other duties
§ 656.018 Effect of providing coverage
§ 656.019 Civil negligence action for claim denied on basis of failure to meet major contributing cause standard
§ 656.020 Damage actions by workers against noncomplying employers
§ 656.021 Person performing work under ORS chapter 701 as subject employer
§ 656.023 Who are subject employers
§ 656.025 Individuals engaged in commuter ridesharing not subject workers
§ 656.027 Who are subject workers
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Applicability Provisions

§ 656.202 Compensation payable to subject worker in accordance with law in effect at time of injury

Compensation And Medical Benefits

§ 656.204 Death
§ 656.206 Permanent total disability
§ 656.208 Death during permanent total disability
§ 656.209 Offsetting permanent total disability benefits against Social Security benefits
§ 656.210 Temporary total disability
§ 656.211 Average weekly wage defined
§ 656.212 Temporary partial disability
§ 656.214 Permanent partial disability
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Procedure For Obtaining Compensation

§ 656.262 Processing of claims and payment of compensation
§ 656.263 To whom notices sent under ORS 656.262, 656.265, 656.268 to 656.289, 656.295 to 656.325 and 656.382 to 656.388
§ 656.264 Compensable injury, denied claim and other reports
§ 656.265 Notice of accident from worker
§ 656.266 Burden of proving compensability and nature and extent of disability
§ 656.267 Claims for new and omitted medical conditions
§ 656.268 Claim closure
§ 656.273 Aggravation for worsened conditions
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Disclosure Of Worker Medical And Vocational Claim Records

§ 656.360 Confidentiality of worker medical and vocational claim records
§ 656.362 Liability for disclosure of worker medical and vocational claim records

Legal Representation

§ 656.382 Penalties and attorney fees payable by insurer or employer in processing claim
§ 656.385 Attorney fees in cases regarding certain medical service or vocational rehabilitation matters
§ 656.386 Recovery of attorney fees, expenses and costs in appeal on denied claim
§ 656.388 Approval of attorney fees required
§ 656.390 Frivolous appeals, hearing requests or motions

Self Insured And Carrier Insured Employers; Insurers

§ 656.403 Obligations of self-insured employer
§ 656.407 Qualifications of insured employers
§ 656.419 Workers compensation insurance contracts
§ 656.423 Cancellation of coverage by employer
§ 656.427 Termination of workers compensation insurance contract or surety bond liability by insurer
§ 656.430 Certification of self-insured employer
§ 656.434 Certification effective until canceled or revoked
§ 656.440 Notice of certificate revocation
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Charges Against Employers And Workers

§ 656.502 Fiscal year defined
§ 656.504 Rates, charges, fees and reports by employers insured by State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation
§ 656.505 Estimate of payroll when employer fails to file payroll report
§ 656.506 Assessments for programs
§ 656.508 Authority to fix premium rates for employers
§ 656.526 Distribution of dividends from surplus in Industrial Accident Fund
§ 656.536 Premium charges for coverage of reforestation cooperative workers based on prevailing wage

Enforcement Of Premium Payments

§ 656.552 Deposit of cash, bond or letter of credit to secure payment of employers premiums
§ 656.554 Injunction against employer failing to comply with deposit requirements
§ 656.556 Liability of person letting a contract for amounts due from contractor
§ 656.560 Default in payment of premiums, fees, assessments or deposit
§ 656.562 Moneys due Industrial Accident Fund as preferred claims
§ 656.564 Lien for amounts due from employer on real property, improvements and equipment on or with which labor is performed by workers of employer
§ 656.566 Lien on property of employer for amounts due

Recovery Against Third Persons And Noncomplying Employers

§ 656.576 Paying agency defined
§ 656.578 Workers election whether to sue third person or noncomplying employer for damages
§ 656.580 Payment of compensation notwithstanding cause of action for damages
§ 656.583 Paying agency may compel election and prompt action
§ 656.587 Paying agency must join in any compromise
§ 656.591 Election not to bring action operates as assignment of cause of action
§ 656.593 Procedure when worker elects to bring action
§ 656.595 Precedence of cause of action
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Funds; Source; Investment; Disbursement

(General Provisions)

§ 656.602 Disbursement procedures
§ 656.605 Workers Benefit Fund
§ 656.612 Assessments for department activities
§ 656.614 Self-Insured Employer Adjustment Reserve
§ 656.622 Reemployment Assistance Program
§ 656.625 Reopened Claims Program
§ 656.628 Workers with Disabilities Program
§ 656.630 Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology funding

(Industrial Accident Fund And Reserves)

§ 656.632 Industrial Accident Fund
§ 656.634 Trust fund status of Industrial Accident Fund
§ 656.635 Reserve accounts in Industrial Accident Fund
§ 656.636 Reserves in Industrial Accident Fund for awards for permanent disability or death
§ 656.640 Creation of reserves

(Other Funds)

§ 656.642 Emergency Fund
§ 656.644 Petty cash funds

Administration

(General Provisions)

§ 656.702 Disclosure of records of corporation, department and insurers
§ 656.704 Actions and orders regarding matters concerning claim and matters other than matters concerning claim
§ 656.708 Hearings Division
§ 656.709 Ombudsman for injured workers
§ 656.712 Workers Compensation Board
§ 656.714 Removal of board member
§ 656.716 Board members not to engage in political or business activity that interferes with duties as board member
§ 656.718 Chairperson
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(State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation)

§ 656.751 State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation created
§ 656.752 State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation
§ 656.753 State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation exempt from certain financial administration laws
§ 656.754 Manager
§ 656.758 Inspection of books, records and payrolls
§ 656.772 Annual audit of State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation by Secretary of State
§ 656.774 Annual report by State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation to Secretary of State
§ 656.776 Notice to Secretary of State regarding action on audit report

(Claims Examiner Certification)

§ 656.780 Certification and training of claims examiners

(Reinsurance Program For Medical Professional Liability Insurance)

(Temporary Provisions Relating To Reinsurance Program For Medical Professional Liability Insurance Are Compiled As Notes Following Ors 656.780)

(Advisory Committees)

§ 656.790 Workers Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee
§ 656.794 Advisory committee on medical care

Informational Materials About Workers Compensation System

§ 656.795 Informational materials for nurse practitioners
§ 656.797 Certification by nurse practitioner of review of required materials
§ 656.798 Duty of insurer, self-insured employer and self-insured employer group to provide information to director
§ 656.799 Informational materials for other health care professionals

Occupational Disease Law

§ 656.802 Occupational disease
§ 656.804 Occupational disease as an injury under Workers Compensation Law
§ 656.807 Time for filing of claims for occupational disease

Worker Leasing Companies

§ 656.850 License
§ 656.855 Licensing system for worker leasing companies

Penalties

§ 656.990 Penalties