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
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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
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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
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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
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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
§ 656.383 Attorney fees in cases prior to decision or after request for hearing
§ 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Claims Examiner Certification

§ 656.780 Certification and training of claims examiners

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

Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).