When you’re injured or suffer an illness at work, some rules and procedures must be followed to keep you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If you fail to comply, you could be denied the compensation you need for medical expenses and lost wages. If you’re injured at work in the state of California, now or in the future, get the help you need to receive the benefits you deserve; call an experienced Fresno employees  comp application attorney at the Fresno-based law firm of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian immediately. Since 1992, we’ve helped injured California employees meet the system’s challenges and obtain the compensation and justice they deserve. Our Fresno workers compensation application attorneys represent clients at administrative proceedings before the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). We help you file a successful DWC claim so that you can begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits promptly.


You must notify your employer about your injury or illness as soon as possible. If your injury or illness developed gradually – such as a repetitive stress injury or an exposure-related condition – report it as soon as you discover it. Then be sure to obtain the Workers’ Compensation Claim Form – form DWC1 – from your employer, who must hand or mail it to you within one working day after you’ve reported your injury or condition. If your employer does not comply, our Fresno employees compensation application attorneys can help. We also help you complete the form thoroughly and accurately. Don’t wait. Missing any deadlines could mean denial of your employees compensation benefits.

An administrator decides if your claim is covered and sends you a letter explaining the decision. If your claim is denied, the experienced Fresno employees  compensation application attorneys at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian will help you through the appeal process. If you wait too long or do nothing at all, you could lose your eligibility for benefits.


Consult with an experienced Fresno employees comp application attorney about filing your workers’ compensation claim or appealing a denial. We keep flexible hours to meet your scheduling needs, and we return every call promptly. Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian serves clients in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. Our staff speaks Spanish and French, so don’t let a language barrier keep you from the legal help you need. Call Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian today at 559-545-0383 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.