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California Workers' Comp Frequently Asked Questions

Work Comp Talk Podcast

Release Date: 07/08/2022

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Work Comp Talk Podcast

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.  On this episode, Carmen speaks with Bilal Kassem, President and Co-founder of Pacific Workers’, The Lawyers for Injured Workers. Having worked as a workers’ comp attorney for the past decade, Bilal walks us through certain scenarios that injured workers can face like not getting paid enough with...

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Work Comp Talk Podcast

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.  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, simply look for Work Comp Talk Podcast or visit this link here . A few of the questions that we answered are: How are spine surgeries dealt with in workers' comp settlements? Are there any late payment penalties? Settlements...

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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...

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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 also 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...

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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. Bilal Kassem, President and Co-founder of Pacific Workers joins Carmen, host of Work Comp Talk Podcast to discuss the 5 biggest mistakes that can easily destroy a workers' comp case.

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There are denials left and right within the CA Workers' Compensation System. Cases are denied for a medical reasons, factual or even just because and yes it's normal. In this episode Bilal Kassem, president of Pacific Workers', The Laywers for Injured Workers talks about all of the ways you can fight a denied workers' comp case.

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What are credits within a Workers' Compensation Claim? Credits usually mean that the insurance company essentially wants their money back. In some cases, they want to take a credit for something they have given you and apply it towards a future benefit that you have not received yet. Sometimes injured workers get placed in situations that legally allow the insurance companies to be entitled to credits.Unfortunately, this situation happens more often than not. These credits can come about at any part of a case and It can really affect the injured worker fighting workers' comp claim. In our...

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President and Co-founder of Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers Bilal Kassem joins me Carmen Ramirez your host to speak about the possible affects of the Economy in the California Workers' Compensation System. We walk you through what an injured worker could be facing and why you might even think twice before reporting an injury. We encourage all to listen to this episode and really understand how the system works and how to be careful of the decisions you take.   We don't know where the economy will end up but we can think ahead and talk about the what if's and better...

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Gunshots, Denials and 8 Years of Workers' Comp! show art Gunshots, Denials and 8 Years of Workers' Comp!

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When it comes to Workers' Compensation in CA, every case is unique for many reasons. You could get a great insurance claims adjuster who makes the process easy, a neutral doctor or even a good judge. Cases vary for so many reasons and despite injuries, sometimes cases can go horribly wrong. This is the story of unique work injuries that include Gunshots wounds, Denials, Appeals and an on going battle of now 8 years within the workers' compensation system in CA. Bilal Kassem, Esq. and Carmen Ramirez dive into the gruesome details that lead to an injured person left to die in the workplace. Due...

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Tesla was created to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also numerous clean energy products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better. Unfortunately, all that faster world talk leads to people getting injured. In this episode Bilal Kassem of Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers has a lot to talk about in regards to the things that...

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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. 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, simply look for Work Comp Talk Podcast or visit this link here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7mSnD34HdwDbWRaXo1pfg.

A few of the questions that we answered are:

How are spine surgeries dealt with in workers' comp settlements?

Are there any late payment penalties?

Settlements with multiple body partst

Can CA Attorneys Litigate in all States? 

Workers' Comp for out of state Workers

What are Depositions like?