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    David Waki   

Small Business Ombudsman
for Workers' Compensation



The Office of the Ombudsman for Small Business was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1990 as part of a major workers' compensation reform bill, specifically to provide information and assistance to small businesses regarding workers' compensation insurance and claims processing matters.



Counsels employers on available choices in the workers' compensation insurance market.

Explains and counsels employers on their appeal rights and other options.

Mediates solutions between employers and insurance companies on classification, audit, coverage, and premium disputes.

Educates new and existing businesses on the fundamentals of workers' compensation coverage, pricing, and claims processing through outreach activities such as seminars, forums, and business fairs.

Refers individuals to other sources of assistance when appropriate.

Provides information to policymakers about initiatives, legislative concepts, and administrative rule revisions that may affect small businesses.
For more information contact:
     Ombudsman for Small Business: 503-378-4209
     FAX: 503-373-7639

If you have questions about this webpage, please contact David Waki, 503-378-4209.