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Work Comp Talk features enlightening conversations with amazing people surrounding the workers’ compensation industry. Lawyers, Workers’ and Union folk, Fitness Experts, Doctors and Work Coaches are just an example of the amazing people we feature.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily get the best ideas from the people that make up this community? That’s what Work Comp Talk is all about. Each week, we give you the best of the community.

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Work Comp Talk features enlightening conversations with amazing people surrounding the workers’ compensation industry. Lawyers, Workers’ and Union folk, Fitness Experts, Doctors and Work Coaches are just an example of the amazing people we feature.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily get the best ideas from the people that make up this community? That’s what Work Comp Talk is all about. Each week, we give you the best of the community.

    Don't Settle for Less: Work Comp Talk's Tips to Boost Your Claim

    Don't Settle for Less: Work Comp Talk's Tips to Boost Your Claim

    Welcome to "Work Comp Talk," the podcast dedicated to injured workers here in California. Join us for a workers' comp one-on-one session with your hosts, Carmen and Bilal Kassem, managing attorney of Pacific Workers, the lawyers for injured workers and the sponsors of this podcast.
    If you enjoy our podcast, don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to our social media channels to stay updated on more valuable content.
    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.
    Key Takeaways:
    Why accepting the first settlement offer is usually a bad idea.
    The importance of knowing the true value of your workers' comp case.
    How choosing the right Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) can make or break your case.
    The role of treating your injuries correctly and following medical recommendations.
    Understanding that workers' comp is not a lottery and managing realistic expectations.
    Why it's crucial to be proactive and diligent throughout your workers' comp journey.
    The significance of having an experienced workers' comp attorney on your side.
    Join us in this informative discussion and learn how to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your workers' compensation claim. Don't miss out on these valuable insights!
    If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes, please leave them in the comments below. Thank you for tuning in to "Work Comp Talk," and we'll catch you on the next episode!

    • 17 min
    Exploring Healthcare Professionals in Workers' Compensation

    Exploring Healthcare Professionals in Workers' Compensation

    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/
    Download our podcast episode on your favorite podcast app.
    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/work-comp-talk-podcast/id1506093689
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    • 34 min
    Penalties and Sanctions

    Penalties and Sanctions

    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!

    Discover the rights every injured worker possesses when faced with delayed or denied compensation. Knowledge is key, and we've got the insights you need to safeguard your interests.
    Learn how you can seek compensation for the mistakes made by insurance companies and understand the process that lies ahead. Our experts break down the complexities, making it easier for you to navigate through the legal avenues available.
    Drawing inspiration from impactful cases, we share real examples where the application of Penalties and Sanctions has substantially benefited injured workers. You'll be amazed at the positive outcomes these powerful measures can bring!
    Don't miss this crucial discussion that empowers you with the tools to protect your rights as an injured worker. Tune in now, and equip yourself with the knowledge and understanding to stand up against injustice!
    As always, like, subscribe, and share this episode with your fellow workers to spread awareness and support each other in the journey to secure what you rightfully deserve! 
    #WorkCompTalk #PacificWorkers #PenaltiesAndSanctions #InjuredWorkersRights #Compensation #LegalInsights #RealCases #Empowerment #StandUpForJustice

    • 26 min
    Never Accept the First Workers’ Comp Offer!

    Never Accept the First Workers’ Comp Offer!

    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! 

    • 22 min
    The Intersection of Workers' Comp, State, and Federal Benefits

    The Intersection of Workers' Comp, State, and Federal Benefits

    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.
    By shedding light on this often confusing realm, we aim to empower our listeners with the knowledge needed to navigate the system effectively. Join us on this educational journey as we explore the overlap of workers' comp, state programs, and federal benefits. Tune in to our podcast and unlock the key to maximizing your benefits today!

    • 17 min
    Top Workers' Comp Questions Answered

    Top Workers' Comp Questions Answered

    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.
    Furthermore, we provide clarity on the duration of Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits and what options are available once the 104-week period in workers' compensation payments comes to an end. We explore the process of applying for state disability benefits as a potential next step and much more.
    Gain insights into navigating this complex terrain and understanding the interplay between settlements.
    This podcast episode offers comprehensive answers to these pivotal questions while equipping you with practical tips and valuable knowledge to empower you in your workers' compensation journey. Tune in now to unravel the intricacies of California Workers' Compensation and make informed decisions.

    • 18 min

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