Mileage Instructions

You are entitled to reimbursement from your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for travel to and from the following: All of your workers’ compensation doctor’s appointments. This includes specialty provider appointments and QME/AME doctor’s appointments. Your pharmacy when you pick up … Continue reading

Barry P. Gorelick

Barry Gorelick was born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland. He attended the University of California Berkeley before getting his law degree with Honors at Golden Gate University. Barry is a State Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law and … Continue reading

Jeffrey B. Wolfert

Jeffrey Wolfert grew up outside New York City before receiving his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont. He was exposed to law at a very early age since both of his parents were lawyers. His father worked in Real Estate Law and mother worked for Legal Aide representing underprivileged individuals in the New York City area. It was the stories of those being taken advantage of by insurance companies, employers, landlords, and medical providers that interested him in representing individuals. His first experience was in trademark and patent litigation. It was clear early on that he was not interested in representing large companies. He then assisted with representation of individuals with all aspects of Immigration Law. After passing the California State Bar, he began to work in Workers’ Compensation Law. His first opportunity to work in this area of law came from a large law firm representing the insurance companies. Here he gained vast incite on how the insurance companies process Workers’ Compensation claims and how many of them strategize against injured workers to limit their benefits. He left to use this experience with representing injured workers’ in their claims against insurance companies.

Jeffrey has handled hundreds if not thousands of cases on both sides of the Workers’ Compensation issues. He has gone to trial on many of the cases but also knows when cases should be settled. He prides himself on building good relationships with his clients to ensure that they are heard throughout their litigation process, which can often be stressful to his clients.

He received his law degree from Golden Gate University in 2001, and has a B.S. in Political Science from The University of Vermont in Burlington Vermont. He has been with Law Offices of Barry P Gorelick since 2009. Before joining the firm, Jeffrey was employed by Laughlin Falbo, Levy and Moresi, Van Der Hout & Bragagliano and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund
  • Uninsured Employment Benefit Trust Fund

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • Certified Specialist Workers Compensation

Education

  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California – J.D.
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont – B.S.
    Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association East Bay Chapter President 2011-2013
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Member
  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Speaker San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Winter Conference 2013

What benefits am I entitled to?

There are four workers’ compensation benefits: Temporary Disability -Temporary total disability is wage replacement tax free amount paid at a rate of 2/3 of your average weekly wage. This amount is calculated by looking at the past 52 weeks of … Continue reading

Do I have a case?

Workers compensation is a no fault system which provides benefits for injuries at work. This means that so long as you suffered an injury at work, we don’t care whose fault it was: the employers, your own fault, a co-workers, … Continue reading

How do I select a Panel QME?

Panel QMEs are obtained by submitting a form (QME 105)to the state. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/forms.html If you do not have an attorney, please make sure to use the correct form (QME 105). There is a slightly different form for attorneys. The form … Continue reading

Do I need an attorney?

Not always. However, it costs nothing to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney about your case. Workers’ compensation attorneys will provide a free consultation. We recommend that you consult with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible to educate … Continue reading