November 17, 2023
Welcome to another insightful episode of Work Comp Talk, the leading podcast that empowers injured workers in California. Join our host, Carmen Ramirez, and Managing Attorney Bilal Kassem, co-founder of Pacific Workers, Northern California’s premier Workers’ Comp Law Firm, as they dive into a crucial topic: “Are you better off not accepting a settlement offer for your workers’ comp case?”
In this episode, Carmen and Bilal explore the aftermath of not taking a settlement offer. While it may not happen all the time, there are instances where individuals consider going to trial to seek more compensation. However, it’s essential to understand that judges are there not just to grant more money but to ensure that everyone involved has played their part fairly.
October 28, 2023
This episode provides valuable guidance and real-world examples to help you understand what to expect when considering a medical buyout.
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Stay informed, stay healthy, and join Carmen and Bilal as they uncover the complexities of medical buyouts in the California workers’ comp system.
October 8, 2023
September 24, 2023
In this episode, we dive into one of the hottest questions every injured worker should know the answer to: How can you maximize the money you receive for your workers’ compensation claim? Bilal Qasim will break down the essential tips and tricks to help you navigate your claim effectively
August 27, 2023
In this episode, hosts Carmen Ramirez and Bilal Kassem present an insightful discussion that sheds light on the pivotal roles of healthcare professionals within the workers’ compensation realm. They teamed up with Pain and Rehab Consultants Medical Group very own Dr. Jamasbi, Dr. Morley and Physician’s Assistant Donny Cho.
This episode helps you understand the important roles doctors take when it comes to a workers’ compensation case. They also help define what are some key elements that you should know about when seeing a doctor during your healing process following a work injury or illness.
You can learn more about the doctors here: https://www.prcmg.com/our-team/ and if you need any legal assistance you can contact Bilal and his team at Pacific Workers’ here: https://www.pacificworkers.com/
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July 10, 2023
July 10, 2023
Join hosts Carmen Ramirez and Managing Attorney Bilal Kassem from Pacific Workers’, The Lawyers of Injured Workers, in the latest episode of Work Comp Talk Podcast. Discover how settlements and workers’ comp benefits are calculated and learn who holds the responsibility for this crucial information.
Most importantly, Carmen and Bilal emphasize the importance of never accepting the first settlement offer. Gain invaluable insights and expert advice to navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation. Subscribe now for engaging discussions and stay empowered with Work Comp Talk Podcast!
June 18, 2023
May 28, 2023
May 14, 2023
April 30, 2023
Looking for answers to your Workers’ Comp FAQs in California? Look no further! In this Work Comp Talk episode, Bilal and Carmen cover important questions such as whether you should go to a QME regardless of the Defense attorney’s decision or point of view, what happens when your primary treating physician retires or leaves the network, and whether you can double dip between a workers comp settlement and a personal injury settlement.
Get the answers you need to navigate the complex world of Workers’ Comp in California.
April 16, 2023
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March 19, 2023
March 1, 2023
February 16, 2023
February 1, 2023
January 20, 2023
The California Workers’ Compensation System is not all bad. Believe it or not, the system provides several positive benefits to employees who are injured on the job.
December 23, 2022
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury while on the job, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the California Workers’ Compensation System. Unfortunately, this system is not always effective in helping injured workers. However, there is hope. There are attorneys who can guide you through the process.
On this episode, Work Comp Talk Hosts Carmen Ramirez and Bilal Kassem Esq., travel to the city of San Diego, CA where they were part of an exclusive event dedicated to bridge the gap between medicine and law. CISMS, is a conference and its goal is to provide a forum for medical professionals, attorneys, and other experts to discuss and address the complex issues that arise at the intersection of these two worlds. There are many things’ doctors are unsure about when it comes to writing QME reports. For example, what do Workers’ Comp Attorneys need in the injured workers’ reports?
November 18, 2022
Welcome back! Have you ever heard about the misconception of people thinking the attorney’s work for the insurance or for the doctors? That they are siding with them and just don’t care about injured workers. This is a wrong misconception. Not all attorneys are like this and in reality, the more you get in a settlement, the more the attorney gets. It is not in their best interest to get you any less.
October 13, 2022
We’re back! It’s your favorite hosts Carmen Ramirez & Bilal Kassem. We are excited to bring new topics related to the world of workers comp.
California is making some interesting changes regarding the use of cannabis outside work, in this episode we explain the new Assembly Bill 2188 which will serve to protect marijuana consumers at work when smoking during non-working hours. This bill will be in effect as of January 1, 2024.
July 15, 2022
July 8, 2022
Carmen Ramirez and Bilal Kassem answer some of the questions posted in the comment section of some of the Podcast YouTube Videos. This episode is very different than the others and we hope that some of the questions answered, can shed light to many others that are going through a similar situation within the CA Workers’ Comp System.
July 1, 2022
In this episode, Bilal Kassem, President of Pacific Workers’ shares examples of how the CA Workers’ Comp System handles cases with pre-existing injuries.
Work injuries happen all the time. Some injuries are easy to recover from, but others are difficult especially if you have pre-existing injuries. This is one of those subjects within the workers’ comp system that no injured worker should dive into alone and in fact, Lawyers litigate this type of case often. You see, doctors need to determine the liability a workers’ comp insurance has for any industrial injuries that add to an existing injury.
June 24, 2022
The CA Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is not your average County Courthouse let alone a State Supreme Courthouse. The actual disputes and litigations that do happen in the CA Workers’ Comp System are handled on a separate branch of the court system as Bilal Kassem explains. Bilal, has been litigating workers’ comp cases well over a decade and is the President and Co-founder of Pacific Workers’, The Lawyers for Injured Workers.
In this episode Carmen Ramirez, host of the Work Comp Talk Podcast dives into a significant amount of information in relation to what injured workers could expect in their next workers’ compensation trial, or court date. Tune in to this episode to find out what the court is like at the Workers’ Comp Appeals Board.
June 16, 2022
Navigating the CA Workers’ Comp System alone is a very brave thing to do. The average injured worker doesn’t necessarily have all of the knowledge and tools to go up against the giant insurance companies who have been practicing this part of the law for many years. Mistakes can easily be made if you are not familiar with the workers’ comp system. Some mistakes can even get your case dismissed and benefits denied.