Interpreting for the Injured Worker

  • 07/13/2019
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Yakima Virginia Mason Hospital, Auditorium
  • 14


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

NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for the Injured Worker 

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 injuries (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, July 13th, 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?  Yakima Virginia Mason Hospital, Auditorium
2811 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902

CE credits?  Six (6) continuing education credits have been approved by the Washington Administrator of the Courts, from the Washington State DSHS, ATA, and 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 July 9th)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 50 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after July 9th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before July 9thPlease contact NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshops is not available.

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. 

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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