I lost part of a limb on the job when I was 40 years old, I lost my home, my marriage, my career and my ability to work. I was terrified.
Gorlick & Wolfert helped me get the care I needed which took seven years, and fought hard for my case against the insurance company which took another three...
10 years is a long time to not know what's going to happen to you. I can't tell you how much Barry helped me through this process. Indeed he did not just save my ability to care for myself and keep a roof over my head but helped me simply survive a terrible catastrophe.
In the end I have an income that exceeds my prior income and on top of that was able to buy a big beautiful home near yosemite close to family, with two pools I can swim in year round. I am stunned. Nobody expected such an outcome. It took moving mountains and 30+ doctors a few of which really really cared about me.
Jeff was helpful too, as was the entire staff. He has much experience in the cases from both sides as he used to work for the defense. It's a valuable position for a plaintiff's attorney to know, part of why Barry asked him to join as his partner, and fight for injured workers instead. Now Jeff runs the firm, and Barry is enjoying some much deserved time to fish and be with family. (My case was one of his last,) so we are both happily "retired" - You'll get there Jeff, lol.
Work Comp a noble field of law, they are usually very caring good people. Jeff is well known and respected in the courts and by the judges. Be patient. Everything moves slow. I know that's tough.
Don't give up, and don't let them get you down. Get past your medical before your too focused on what settlement you might have. If you've lost limb on the job, lost sight, been burned severely, or contracted a serious life threating virus etc, then you have more time to recover from your injury then 3 years. (Max allowed time for WC injures)
I took 7 years to get better, saw UCSF and Stanford docs, had several surgeries, and hundreds of hours of PT wound care, and psychotherapy. (800k in medical) DONT let anyone tell you work comp can't pay for something medically necessary. They used that one on me all the time until I realized it wasn't true. Find a good NCM and they can help more then your lawyer to get the care you need.