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August 13, 2020
Governor Newsom jumped quick into action to pass a bill that would help Essential Workers get Workers’ Comp benefits sooner, if they got infected with Covid. The bill has now expired and there are a lot of things that needed to get updated for it as well.


A Conversation with the Oakland
City Council at Large Candidates

August 20, 2020

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council President joins Carmen Ramirez and Eric Farber for episode 3 of Work Comp Talk Podcast to discuss the current issues surrounding the city of Oakland and why she believes she has another chance as City Council.

August 20, 2020

Tune in to this episode with Carmen and Eric as they conversate with Derreck Johnson, 2020 Candidate for Oakland City Council At Large. Johnson is endorsed by both Vice-Presidential Candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and current Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
September 25, 2020
Getting to the next level at work or in any situation in life sometimes requires discipline, focus and even a coach. Leland Thompson joins Eric and Carmen in this episode and shares some of his past career opportunities from working at Mervyn’s to Apple and more.
Venturing off to become an entrepreneur, he left his expertise in one company to become a Leadership Coach and help not just one individual but many individuals.
October 8, 2020

After being injured at work and under much stress, the bills pilling up, anxiety levels are high, marriages can come crumbling down. This topic is one that many hate to deal with but can also be the most important one to touch on.

When dealing with a divorce and a settlement it’s important to understand how this can affect both cases. Bernie shares useful information regarding settlements from a Personal Injury Case, Work Injury and what is needed to be done immediately in order to protect yourself.

October 23, 2020

We have heard about COVID-19 so many times, but what we have not heard is what the frontline doctors are experiencing first-hand with the patients. What exactly is the virus doing to the lungs? In this episode, Dr. Amy Ni a pulmonologist from the Bay Area shares an in-depth conversation of how Covid-19 is really changing everything they have ever known.

Dr. Ni graduated from the Penn State University Medical School in 2013. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at UC Irvine in 2016, and Pulmonary Critical Care fellowship from UCSF in 2019. Though she has lived in both the east coast and west coast, she is a die-hard Californian, and loves the diversity and beauty of the Bay Area. When she is not practicing medicine, she enjoys traveling to the far reaches of the world – recent excursions include Dubai, Kenya, and Morocco. She loves to spend her downtime relaxing with her boyfriend, her tripod cat, and eating at Michelin star restaurants.

November 2, 2020

Connecting Science with Laughter is not a new thing in fact it has been scientifically proven that Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.

In this episode, stand-up comedian, actor, author, writer, and producer Craig Shoemaker joins us to talk about his non-profit Laughter Heals. He speaks about all of the tricks and reasons an injured worker can benefit from laughing. This is one episode you will not want to miss.

March 2, 2021

Alex Neang from Union Local 300 the union for cement mason and plasterers joins Carmen Ramirez to discuss about the opportunities available for people wanting to change their life. As the Organizer and Compliance Officer he shares a few amazing tips of this incredible union. Some people are made for college and others are made for hands on projects. In this interview we discuss how someone can join the union and the benefits it has. They also discuss the importance of safety at work and how the union makes sure labor laws are in place to protect the workers.

May 12, 2021
Whether you are in the beginning stages of a workers’ comp claim or at the end of one, knowing the difference in settlements is a must. That’s why we’re sitting down with CEO and Co-Founder of Pacific Workers’, Bilal Kassem to discuss in an in depth conversation about the different types of settlements in the CA Workers’ Comp System. This is an episode you are definitely not going to want to skip.
June 2, 2021
Medical Treatment in Workers’ Compensation can be a total nightmare. Bilal Kassem explains what are some of the issues injured workers can encounter when seeking medical treatment within the CA Workers’ Compensation System. This is not a one size fits all type of scenario and every case is different. There will be cases that fly through the system without any halts and other cases that will lead to dead ends without legal representation.