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Workers Compensation Claims

People trying to file a worker compensation claim or check on the status of a claim often do not know where to turn for information. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs administers the four major disability compensation programs, including the Federal Employees’ Compensation Program, Energy Employees’ Occupational Illness Compensation Program, Lungshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program and Black Lung Benefits Program.

The four major disability compensation programs are intended to provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to qualified workers and dependents that suffer work-related injury or occupational disease. Workers’ Compensation programs for other employees excluded from the four Department of Labor identified programs are supervised by state agencies. Workers looking to contact individual state agencies can find the information below.

-Alabama, Scottie Spates, Director
(334) 242-2868 or 1-800-528-5166

-Alaska, Paul L. Grossi, Director
(907) 465-2790

-Arizona, Larry J. Etchechury, Director
(602) 542-4411 or 1-800-544-6488

-Arkansas, Olan Reeves, Chairman
(501) 682-3930 or 1-800-622-4472

-California, Richard Gannon, Administrative Director
(415) 703-4600 or 1-800-736-7401

-Colorado, Mary Ann Whiteside, Director
(303) 318-8700

-Connecticut, John A. Mastropietro, Chairman
(860) 493-1500 or 1-800-223-9675

-Delaware, John Kirk III, Administrator
(302) 761-8200 or 1-800-292-7885

-District of Columbia, James Jacobs, Director
(202) 671-1000

-Florida, Tanner Holloman, Director
(850) 488-2514 or 1-800-342-1741

-Georgia, Carolyn Hall, Chairman
(404) 656-3875 or 1-800-533-0682

-Hawaii, Gary S. Hamada, Administrator
(808) 586-9151

-Idaho, R.D. Maynard, Chairman
(208) 334-6000 or 1-800-950-2110

-Illinois, Dennis Ruth, Chairman
(312) 814-6611

-Indiana, G. Terrence Coriden, Chairman
(317) 232-3808

-Iowa, Mike Trier, W.C. Commissioner
(515) 281-4748 or 1-800-562-4692

-Kansas, Philip S. Harness, Director
(785) 296-3441 or 1-800-322-0353

-Kentucky, Walter W. Turner, Commissioner
(502) 564-5550 or 1-800-554-8601

-Louisiana, Dan Boudreaux, Assistant Secretary/Director
(225) 342-3111 or 1-800-756-7123

-Maine, Paul R. Dionne, Executive Director
(207) 287-3751 or 1-800-400-6854

-Maryland, Thomas P. O'Reilly, Chairman
(410) 864-5100 or 1-800-492-0479

-Massachusetts, Angelo Buonopane, Director
(617) 727-6573 or 1-800-323-3249

-Michigan, Bureau of Workers’ Disability Compensation
(517) 322-1296

-Minnesota, Scott Brener, Commissioner
(651) 284-5017 or 1-800-342-5354

-Mississippi, Ben Barrett Smith, Chairman
(601) 987-4200

-Missouri, Renee Slusher, Director
(573) 751-4231 or 1-800-775-2667

-Montana, Employment Relations Division
(406) 444-1555 or 1-800-772-2141

-Nebraska, Michael K. High, Presiding Judge
(402) 471-6468

-Nevada, Roger Bremer, Administrator
(775) 684-7260 or
1-800-553-5115 (Northern region)
1-800-767-1446 (Southern region)

-New Hampshire, Kathryn Barger, Director
(603) 271-3176 or 1-800-272-4353

-New Jersey, Paul A. Kapalko, Director/Chief Judge
(609) 292-2414

-New Mexico, Alan Varela, Director
(505) 841-6006 or 1-800-255-7965

-New York, Robert R. Snashall, Chairman
(518) 474-6670

-North Carolina, Buck Lattimore, Chairman
(919) 807-2500

-North Dakota, Brent J. Edison, Executive Director
(701) 328-3800

-Ohio, James Conrad, Administrator
(614) 466-8751 or 1-800-644-6292

-Oklahoma, Richard Mason, Presiding Judge
(405) 522-8600 or 1-800-522-8210

-Oregon, John Shilts, Administrator
(503) 947-7500

-Pennsylvania, Bureau of Workers' Compensation
(717) 772-4447 or 1-800-482-2383

-Puerto Rico, Basilio Rivera, Chairman
(787) 781-0545

-Rhode Island, E. Jean Severance, Associate Director
(401) 462-8100

-South Carolina, J. Alan Bass, Chairman
(803) 737-5700 or 1-800-868-4244

-South Dakota, James Marsh, Director
(605) 773-3681

-Tennessee, Sue Ann Head, Director
(615) 532-4812 or 1-800-332-2667

-Texas, Richard Smith, Chairman
(512) 804-4000 or 1-800-252-7031

-Utah, Joyce Sewell, Director
(801) 530-6800 or 1-800-530-5090

-Vermont, Laura Backus Hall, Director
(802) 828-2286 or 1-800-734-2286

-Virginia, Lawrence D. Tarr, Chairman
(804) 367-8600

-Virgin Islands, Jeanette Encarnacion, Director
(809) 692-9390 or
(809) 773-1994, Ext. 238

-Washington, Robert Malooly
(360) 902-4213 or 1-800-547-8367

-West Virginia, Robert J. Smith, Commissioner
(304) 926-5048 or 1-800-628-4265

-Wisconsin, Francis Huntley-Cooper, Administrator
(608) 266-1340

-Wyoming, Gary W. Child, Administrator
(307) 777-7441