If you have a question about your personal injury, workers compensation, VA Disability, or Social Security disability claim, give us a call. We offer a no fee consultation. Below are some helpful links.
The Insurance Division for Oregon regulates the insurance industry in Oregon. If you are having any problems with a claim of whatever type, you can file a complaint with the State of Oregon
The Washington Insurance Commissioner will review complaints against insurance companies:
The Workers’ Compensation Division has an Ombudsman’s Office, which advocates for injured workers. The term “Ombudsman” is a Swedish term, and refers to a public official charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman’s office can answer questions, and provide tips on your workers compensation claim.
The Social Security Administration has a web site as well. It is difficult to navigate, but will allow you to file disability claims, and appeals, on line. There are several links to rules, and other Social Security programs.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Civil Rights Division. This Oregon agency investigates employee civil rights complaints. All Oregon workers have a right to report for jury duty, testify in a workers’ compensation hearing, and invoke the Oregon workers’ compensation system without retaliation from the employer. If you feel your employer violated any of these rights, you should contact “BOLI” to discuss filing a formal complaint.
The Oregon Health Plan, Family Health Insurance Assistance Program. This Oregon Department of Human Services administers the Oregon Health Plan, and the Family Health Insurance Assistance Program, also known as FHIAP. If you or your family is not insured, please review this site to see if you qualify for health insurance premium assistance, or coverage from the Oregon Health Plan.
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission. This is a good reference if you are concerned about a dangerous product, especially your children’s toys.
FEMA. Western Oregon and Washington were hammered by hurricane force winds in early December. FEMA administers benefit programs for storm victims.
The Oregon Attorney General’s Office investigates general consumer fraud complaints, and alerts Oregonians of fraudulent schemes.
The Washington Attorney General also has a page on its web site for fraud complaints.
The National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates provides general information on filing and appealing a VA disability claim. Joe Di Bartolomeo is a member of this organization, and can provide a no cost consultation if you have a VA disability claim.
The Oregon Jury Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the jury system and its importance in the civil justice arena.