Interpreting for the Injured Worker

  • 02/09/2019
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Personal Injury Network Northwest
  • 0


  • Regular fee for non member
  • Discounted rate for NOTIS member

Please complete payment within two weeks after registration. Registration will be cancelled if payment is not complete within two weeks from registration date.

NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for the Injured Worker 

Notice: Due to the weather, the training “Interpreting for the Injured Worker” on 2/9/19 is CANCELLED. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Registrants will receive a full refund. Please consider enrolling in future NOTIS classes to meet your training needs.

What is this? The purpose of this six-hour workshop is to help interpreters improve their knowledge of the terminology needed to accurately and successfully interpret for injured workers. This workshop will help healthcare interpreters as well as court interpreters who work in workers’ compensation cases and depositions.

What you will learn:

  • Types of injures (specific, cumulative, stress-related, etc.);
  • The language of the worker (types of jobs, tasks, tools, machinery, etc.);
  • Comprehensive and detailed description of medical conditions resulting from work injuries: orthopedic (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, back disorders, knee, ankle), chronic pain, mental health disorders;
  • Types of treatment (PT, pain management, medications, psychological, FRP, etc.);
  • Overview of the workers’ compensation system (medical-legal evaluations, parties involved, disability rating, apportionment, C&R, MMI, stipulation, utilization review, etc.);
  • Interpreting in depositions for injured workers;
  • Challenges for interpreters and cultural considerations.

This will be an interactive and engaging workshop. There will be ample opportunities to review specific vocabulary, scenarios, and practice consecutive interpretation though role-plays and mini-dialogues. Participants will receive glossaries and study materials to practice after the workshop.

About the presenter: Coming to us from San Francisco! Judit Marin is a freelance Spanish interpreter, translator, and trainer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an ATA certified (English>Spanish) translator and a California Certified Medical Interpreter. She holds a M.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.A. degree in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. She currently serves as NCTA Vice President and Continuing Education Director. She received the CHIA Interpreter of the Year Award at the CHIA Annual Conference in 2018. Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @juditoak.

When? Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 a.m. to sign in.
Class from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where?  Peoples Injury Network Northwest 
22415 68th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032

CE credits?  Six (6) continuing education credits have been approved from the ATA, the Washington Administrator of the Courts, from the Washington State DSHS. Six (6) continuing education credits have been requested for this workshop from CCHI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to get to the site, find parking and sign in before the workshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the workshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Cost?  $60 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Registration? Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on February 6th)
Click HERE to register.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  

Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

Registration will be limited to the first 30 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after February 5th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before February 5th.

Directions? Directions to the can be found at

Food? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. Dining options are located within a couple of miles of the facility.

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Judit Marin at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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