Filing a Workers’ Comp Appeal

Experienced Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Guide Clients Through the Appeals Process

Reliable representation for the workers of Jackson, Clarksdale, Tupelo, and across the Gulf Coast

You were injured on the job. You sought medical treatment and properly filed a claim for workers’ compensation. You have waited patiently while the insurance company conducted its investigation, only to find that your claim has been denied. This is an extremely disheartening situation that places undue pressure on an already difficult set of circumstances. You may be uncertain about your options, overwhelmed by medical expenses, and burdened by the loss of your income.

The lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. understand the challenges brought on by a denied workers’ compensation claim. Throughout our firm’s more than 30 years of service, we have helped numerous employees successfully appeal their denials and secure the benefits they are entitled to receive. With assistance from our professional Mississippi workers’ compensation attorneys, you can assert your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.

The law firm you can trust with your workers’ compensation appeal

Many workers’ compensation claims are denied because the insurance company assumes that the injured worker will not appeal the decision. They hope that you will become too frustrated to continue the pursuit of your benefits. However, with assistance from a skilled team of attorneys, you can stand up to the bad faith tactics of your employer’s insurance companies.

At Merkel & Cocke, we have built a reputation for successfully helping workers obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. We do not back down from powerful insurance companies and have extensive experience appearing before the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission in counties throughout the state. If necessary, we even aggressively pursue your compensation claim in the appropriate court of law.

What to do when a third party contributes to your on-the-job injuries

Under some circumstances, a party other than the employer may have some responsibility for the injuries sustained by a worker. For example, a defective part may have caused a machine to malfunction and cause harm. This type of injury may be appropriate for a product liability claim against the designer or manufacturer of the defective part, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim.

We help injured workers pursue all possible avenues for compensation, including appealing denied claims and pursuing third-party claims. A third-party compensation award can assist with such costs as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

At Merkel & Cocke, we put 200 years of collective legal experience to work in your case to create the most effective strategy for securing compensation from your employer’s insurance company, as well as any responsible third party.

Call us today to start the workers’ compensation appeal process

If you were injured on the job, do not let your employer’s insurance company get away with denying you the compensation you deserve. Trust your appeal to the reputable attorneys of Merkel & Cocke. From our home offices in Jackson and Clarksdale, we assist injured workers throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, Cleveland, Indianola, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle workers’ compensation appeals in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.