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Jackson County Workers Compensation is an insurance system that provides benefits to employees who experience work-related injuries or illnesses and require time off or health care in Jackson County, Oregon. Employers are required to carry Workers Compensation insurance for their employees. By meeting their Workers compensation insurance requirements, Jackson County employers are afforded a certain degree of protection against lawsuits filed by employees.You may contact Workers Compensation Boards for questions about:
Oregon has its own Workers Compensation system laws which vary from other states and are enforced by an Oregon State agency tasked with oversight of the system. A Jackson County Division of Workers Compensation or a Board of Workers Compensation is typically established within the Oregon Department of Labor or the Department of Finance to monitor the administration of Workers Compensation claims. These agencies also provide adjudicative services to assist in resolving disputes that arise out of claims for benefits. OR Workers Compensation agencies also investigate cases of suspected Workers Compensation fraud.Workers Comp Insurance
Workers Compensation insurance generally covers any Jackson County work-related injury or illness, including many that may not have occurred in the workplace. Injuries that occur off-site or while traveling are covered by Workers Compensation if the employees' activity at the time was work-related. Illnesses are often covered by the insurance if they are the result of work-related exposure to hazardous substances, or are the result of work conditions, such as heart conditions or stress-related illness.Jackson County Workers Compensation Benefits
Jackson County Workers Compensation benefits consist of replacement income, payment of related medical expenses, and vocational rehabilitation benefits. Replacement income is typically set at two-thirds of the employee's average wage, but it is usually capped at a certain amount set by Oregon law. Long-term or lump-sum benefits may be provided to a worker who is permanently injured or disabled due to a work-related injury or illness.Employer Requirements
In addition to purchasing the required Workers Compensation insurance, employers in Jackson County must make information regarding the insurance coverage available to employees. Employees must be notified of the insurance carrier, their options for medical treatments, and details about the insurance benefits. Jackson County employers are also required to provide employees with written forms for submitting claims within 24 hours of receiving notification of an injury or illness, and they must make employees aware of their rights under the Oregon Workers Compensation laws.