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Labor & Employment Law: Workers' Compensation


Secondary Sources Online

Employment in Oregon - Section 8-1 et seq on Worker's Compensation (Lexis Only)

Larson's Worker's Compensation Law (Lexis Only) (Worker's Compensation in General)

Worker's Compensation Guide (West Law) (Worker's Compensation in General)

American Law Reports - Worker's Compensation (Worker's Compensation in General)


"Workers' compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. The tradeoff between assured, limited coverage and lack of recourse outside the worker compensation system is known as "the compensation bargain". One of the problems that the compensation bargain solved is the problem of employers becoming insolvent as a result of high damage awards. The system of collective liability was created to prevent that, and thus to ensure security of compensation to the workers. Individual immunity is the necessary corollary to collective liability."

Primary Laws

Workers’ Compensation Law Compendium (Created by the ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Practice Group in 2015, this Compendium is designed to serve as a single resource regarding important workers’ compensation legal issues)

Bloomberg's 50 State Survey

Workers' Compensation State by State Survey: Rankings, Benefits, Data (Lexis Only)

Oregon Worker's Compensation Division - Laws & Rules (i.e. statutes, regulations. proposed and legislative history)

Oregon Worker's Compensation Division - Statistical Reports

Oregon Worker's Compensation Division - Contested Cases (Administrative Ajudication - not a court)

Westlaw & LX - Oregon. Both systems have Oregon Stautes (current and historical), Regulations & Administrative Decisions

Federal Compensation
(for federal workers or particular jobs)


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