Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon » Homepage

About us


“To advance a leading workers’ compensation system that represents integrity and fairness for Oregonians.”

Who we are

The Workers’ Compensation Division administers and regulates laws and rules that affect the participants in the Oregon workers’ compensation system, including workers, employers, insurers, claims examiners, attorneys, medical providers, and others.  Workers’ compensation payroll and premium assessments, fees, and investment income fund our services. WCD is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.

How we serve you

  • Enforcing workers’ compensation insurance coverage laws so that employers maintain coverage for their subject workers. 
  • Ensuring that injured workers receive timely and accurate benefits and quality medical care. 
  • Facilitating injured workers’ early return to work through incentive programs to employers. 
  • Providing consultation, training, and technical assistance to workers, employers, insurers, claims examiners, attorneys, medical providers, and others.
  • Administering and overseeing the Workers’ Benefit Fund programs.


  • Community: We serve by building positive relationships and working together to improve outcomes.
  • Integrity: We tell the truth and honor commitments.
  • Respect: We encourage and value all perspectives.
  • Adaptability: We initiate change and respond to the needs of our community.
  • Accountability: We use public resources ethically and responsibly.
  • Expertise: We strive to learn and grow to achieve better performance.


Matt West

Matt West was appointed the Workers' Compensation Division interim administrator in January 2024. Matt began his career with WCD as a bilingual benefit consultant in 2003. Matt continued to provide valuable assistance to injured workers throughout Oregon as he progressed within the WCD Employment Services Team including serving as the unit manager for several years, the WCD Resolution Section manager, and most recently the division’s deputy administrator. Before joining the Workers’ Compensation Division, Matt spent five years in Mexico teaching English. He has a degree in Social Science from Portland State University.

Matt West
WCD Interim Administrator

Contact us