How do I request a hearing?
In writing, either mailed or hand delivered to one of our staffed
offices in Salem, Eugene, Portland, and Medford, or fax your hearing
request to (503) 373-1600. It's helpful in processing your request
for hearing if you include your name, address, employer, date of injury
and claim number. Hearing
Request Form & Instructions
for filing a Request for Hearing/Board Review
WCB Salem - 2601 25th St SE, Ste
150, Salem, OR 97302
WCB Portland - 800 NE Oregon St,
Ste 340, Portland, OR 97232
WCB Eugene - 1140 Willagillespie
Rd, Ste 38, Eugene, OR 97401
WCB Medford - 131 E Main St, Ste
200, Medford, OR 97501
How do I get an attorney?
Call the Oregon State Bar Referral Service (1-800-452-7636) for an
attorney in your area who specializes in workers' compensation law,
or try the yellow pages in your phone book. Attorneys only get a fee
if they win your case -- in some instances the fee is paid by your
employer's insurer, in other instances the fee is paid from your award
How do I get my hearing postponed?
To get a hearing postponed, you must have a good reason, such as
recently hiring an attorney. You must contact the opposing party to
get their position on your request for postponement. You then must
contact the Hearings Division, either in writing, via facsimile, or
by telephone to request a postponement. Do not assume your request
will be automatically granted. The Hearings Division will then notify
you regarding whether or not your hearing as been postponed.
Why does it take so long to reschedule a hearing once it has been
New requests for hearing are required by law to be scheduled within
90 days of the request. Postponed cases are required by law to be
rescheduled within 120 days. There are many factors affecting the
availability of docket time: holidays, mediations or OSHA hearings
that have to be scheduled.
How do I cancel my hearing?
If you are withdrawing your request for hearing, you must inform
the Hearings Division in writing. Once your submission has been received,
an Order of Dismissal will be issued. If you have settled your case,
please inform the Hearings Division of the settlement.
Why does it take more than 30 days to get an Order?
The 30 day deadline for issuance of an order starts when the record
closes. Sometimes the record doesn't close on the day of the hearing
because additional evidence (for example, a medical report or a deposition
of a doctor) has to be obtained and submitted to the ALJ.