Research Tips 
1st Read This Please
The tool above is a worldwide legal search tool listing hundreds of links. IWA's Government Links page can also be used for legal research.
Their Lawsuit Library lists recent insurance lawsuits, fines, penalties,
and insolvencies. Read the article,
"How to avoid a health insurance claim denial and what to
do when you can't" although some advise may not apply to injured
workers due to exclusive remedy. Also read "13
things your health insurer doesn't want you to know."
(Social Security Law) http://www.advicetool.com/faq/14.html
need to know provided about Social Security law including supplemental
security income (SSI), disability insurance benefits (DIB), and other
types of benefits.
|J.W Long Library
(Willamette University College of Law) http://www.willamette.edu/law/longlib
include Oregon Law, All States Law, U.S. Federal Law, Dispute Resolution,
Law Journals, Other Law Sites, and On-Line Research.
by Lawguru.com http://www.formsguru.com
site has a library of 200+ free legal forms and business letters covering
many different topics. These are not links to forms elsewhere, but are
the actual forms. They also created two new additional legal forms sites
based on the popular FindForms.com search engine. To check out these
sites, please see FormsTool.com at http://www.formstool.com and FormsBroker.com at http://www.formsbroker.com.
similar to Prairielaw. Their services are free and available to all
who have general questions about Workers Compensation and Employment
|Workers' Compensation.com http://www.workerscompensation.com
The Workers' Compensation
Referral and Information Network links to state workers' compensation
agencies in addition to providing updated, easy-to-use information for
all 50 states. They provide state rules, statutes, and forms.
Law Pathfinder http://www.lawoffice.com/pathfind/maps/mapsOR.htm
This site is organized into several dozen topics including workers'
compensation. With each you'll have access to a legal guide which provides
an overview of that topic, along with commonly asked questions. The
site includes attorney listings and Web sites provided by West Legal
Research - Oregon Law and Government http://www.lawresearch.com/v2/csor.htm
LRA has three levels of service. First, is the free demonstration page
with 20,000 legal resources, second, is a free test trial account for
legal professionals with 30,000 legal resources links, and the third
being a commercial version which contains over 200,000 legal resource
|A Layman's Guide
to Legal Terms http://courts.co.calhoun.mi.us/book008.htm
Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School) http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/oregon.html
Information categories at this site include constitution and legislation,
judicial opinions, regulations, and agency material including a link
to Oregon's Administrative Rules (OAR's).
of California specific information but also has general information
including When You Might Need a Lawyer, lists of attorneys, and
links to workers' comp. and disability site.
Web site includes state by state research, federal and state resources,
law schools, etc.
FindLaw offers an array of free resources and tools for the public.
Lawyers Association (OTLA) http://www.oregontriallawyers.org
of 900 attorneys who represent individuals and businesses in civil court.
The organization promotes juries and jury service, and open access to
University: Supreme Court Collection http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/
The Legal Information Institute offers Supreme Court opinions under
the auspices of Project Hermes, the court's electronic-dissemination
project. This archive contains nearly all opinions of the court issued
since May of 1990. Use their Quick Search and type Workers Compensation
to see opinions.
Public records contain valuable information that can help you solve problems. KnowX.com provides real-time access.
The National Whistleblower
Center is a nonprofit, tax exempt educational and advocacy organization
committed to environmental protection, nuclear safety, civil rights,
government accountability and protecting the rights of employee whistleblowers.
Established in 1988, the center has successfully established many of
the most important precedents protecting employee whistleblowers throughout
the United States and has revolutionized the protection afforded them.
Legal Services Network 1-800-424-3410 http://www.aarp.org/lsn/
If you're over 50, the American Association of Retired Persons can help.
They have a list of over 1000 lawyers nationwide who've undergone a special
screening and interview process. Members also get free initial consultations
and reduced fees.