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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
In this empowering episode of Work Comp Talk, Pacific Workers’ Managing Attorney Bilal Kassem and Host Carmen Ramirez take you on a gripping journey into the realm of Penalties and Sanctions imposed on insurance companies for delayed payments!
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
Welcome to Work Comp Talk Podcast, where we educate the injured workers in CA in their rights and dive into the intricacies of the workers’ compensation system. Hosts Carmen and Bilal Kassem, break down the nuances of workers’ comp, state-specific programs, and federal benefits, including SSI and SDI, Medical and Medicare. Learn about the intricacies of filing claims, eligibility criteria, potential overlaps, and how to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
May 28, 2023
Join Bilal and Carmen in another informative podcast episode as we dive into the frequently asked questions surrounding California Workers’ Compensation. We tackle common concerns such as the dilemma of dealing with a problematic attorney or their assistant, shedding light on effective strategies to address such situations.
May 14, 2023
Welcome to our podcast channel where we delve into the world of employment law and workers’ compensation! Join us as we explore the complex landscape of workplace rights, wage regulations, and the legalities surrounding employee well-being. From understanding labor laws to navigating the intricacies of workers’ compensation claims, we’ve got you covered. Tune in to stay informed, protect your rights, and gain valuable insights into the legal framework that governs employment and compensation. Subscribe now and become empowered with the knowledge you need to thrive in the modern workplace!
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
In this episode, host Carmen Ramirez talks with Bilal Kassem, co-host of Work Comp Talk Podcast and a workers’ comp attorney. Bilal shares his experiences and insights on how discrimination manifests in the workplace. He provides examples of cases he has handled, and the different types of discrimination employees face, such as discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, and more.
March 30, 2023
We know that taking time off work to recharge and relax is crucial for our mental and physical wellbeing. But what happens when you need to use your vacation time to get bills paid while on workers’ comp? Whether you’re an employee trying to navigate the workers’ comp system or an employer looking to better understand your responsibilities, this episode has something for you. So grab a cup of coffee and join us as we explore these important topics.
March 19, 2023
Injured workers often have many questions when it comes to settling their workers’ compensation claim. This video provides a comprehensive guide to frequently asked questions about workers’ comp settlements in California.
March 1, 2023
In this thought-provoking episode, Carmen and Bilal delve into the challenges encountered by employees who have been misclassified by their employers. They explore the impact of misclassification on workers’ comp benefits, including the loss of coverage in the event of an injury, as well as the complex legal landscape surrounding misclassification. With a focus on real-life examples, the hosts share compelling stories of the daily struggles and triumphs faced by those who have been misclassified and injured on the job. If you or someone you know has been misclassified, this episode is a must-listen.
February 16, 2023
In this episode, we explore the challenges faced by those who continue to work while on the California Workers’ Compensation system. From navigating the bureaucratic maze to managing pain and injuries, we take a deep dive into the daily struggles and triumphs of workers trying to make ends meet while dealing with the physical and emotional toll of workplace injuries.
February 1, 2023
In this podcast, Bilal and Carmen sit down and answer some of the most frequently asked questions from followers! From settlement questions to denied cases , they cover a wide range of topics in this Q&A session. Thank you to everyone who submitted their questions and we hope you enjoy watching the answers. Make sure to like and subscribe for more content like this.
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
Were you injured at work, or do you know someone that was injured while working? Bad news: The CA Workers’ Compensation System isn’t the best when it comes to helping injured workers. The good news: There are lawyers that can help you navigate and get the best results in your case.
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.