Workplace Injuries: Worker Compensation and Occupational Medicine

This presentation will review the basic principles of Worker’s Compensation insurance including the forms of fraud by workers and employers. The aims of Occupational Medicine Physicians in preventing illness, injury and disability in the workplace are discussed.

This presentation was originally recorded at 21st Primary Care Orthopaedics, June 15-17, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for Primary care physicians, Nurses, Nurse practitioners, and Therapists interested in the treatment of workplace injuries.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the principles of worker compensation insurance;
  • Describe the role of Occupational Medicine Physicians in the workplaces;
  • List important topics in evaluating and treating Worker Compensation patients.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
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Roderick Birnie, MD

Roderick Birnie, MD, specializes in non-operative general orthopaedics. He sees patients with a variety of orthopaedic issues, including both upper and lower extremity conditions.

A respected educator, Dr. Birnie teaches medical students and residents in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Chicago. Dr. Birnie is also a faculty advisor to the University of Chicago Rugby Football Club.


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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