Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Workers' Compensation Division

Rule Rule 436-060-0010
Employer Responsibilities


(1) General. A subject employer must accept notice of a claim for workers’ compensation benefits from a worker or the worker’s attorney under ORS 656.265 (Notice of accident from worker).

(a)

Form 801, “Report of Job Injury or Illness,” must be readily available for workers to report their injuries. The employer must provide Form 801 to the worker:

(A)

Immediately upon request by the worker or worker’s attorney under ORS 656.265 (Notice of accident from worker)(6); or

(B)

Upon receiving notice or knowledge of an accident that may involve a compensable injury under ORS 656.262 (Processing of claims and payment of compensation)(3)(a).
(b) Form 827, “Worker’s and Health Care Provider’s Report for Workers’ Compensation Claims,” signed by the worker, is written notice of an accident that may involve a compensable injury. The signed Form 827 will start the claim process, but does not relieve the worker or employer of the responsibility of filing Form 801.

(c)

Form 3283, “A Guide for Workers Recently Hurt on the Job,” must be provided by the employer to the worker at the time a worker files a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Form 3283 may be printed on the back of Form 801.

(d)

If a worker provides notice of a claim using an electronic form, the insurer may require the worker to sign a medical release form, so the insurer can obtain medical records necessary to process the claim under OAR 436-010-0240 (Medical Records and Reporting Requirements for Medical Providers).
(2) Employer reporting time frame. An employer, except a self-insured employer, must report a claim to its insurer no later than five days after the date the employer has notice or knowledge of any claim or accident that may result in a compensable injury. The date an employer has knowledge of an accident that may result in a compensable injury is the earliest date any supervisor or manager of the employer has enough facts to reasonably conclude that workers’ compensation liability is a possibility.
(3) Reporting requirements. The report must provide the information requested on Form 801, and include at least:

(a)

The worker’s name and address;

(b)

The employer’s legal name and address; and

(c)

The information required under ORS 656.262 (Processing of claims and payment of compensation) and 656.265 (Notice of accident from worker).
(4) Injuries not requiring medical services. The employer is not required to notify the insurer of an accident that does not require the worker to seek treatment from a licensed medical service provider, subject to the following:

(a)

The employer must report the claim to the insurer under section (2) of this rule, if:

(A)

The worker chooses to file a claim;

(B)

The worker signs a Form 801;

(C)

The worker or employer is billed for treatment; or

(D)

The employer learns that the injury has resulted in medical services, disability or death. For the purposes of this paragraph, the date of that knowledge under section (2) of this rule is the date the employer received notice or knowledge of the medical services, disability, or death; and

(b)

If the employer does not give the insurer notice under this section:

(A)

The employer must maintain records for five years showing the name of the worker, the date of the accident, the nature of the injury and treatment provided; and

(B)

These records must be available for inspection by the director, the worker or the worker’s attorney, if any, and the insurer.
(5) Civil penalty for failure to report claims. The director may assess a civil penalty under OAR 436-060-0200 (Assessment of Civil Penalties) against an employer that:

(a)

Is late in reporting more than ten percent of its total claims to its insurer during any quarter; or

(b)

Intentionally or repeatedly pays compensation instead of reporting claims or accidents that may result in a compensable injury to its insurer.
(6) Worker’s right to choose medical service provider. The worker may choose a medical service provider, attending physician or authorized nurse practitioner under ORS 656.245 (Medical services to be provided), 656.260 (Certification procedure for managed health care provider), OAR 436-010 and 436-015. Except as provided under ORS 656.260 (Certification procedure for managed health care provider) and OAR 436-015, if an employer restricts the worker’s choice of medical service provider the director may impose a civil penalty of up to $2,000.
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