Bessemer is a southwestern suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. It is within the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a population of about 27,000 people. In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, it developed rapidly as an industrial-focused city. There is currently a water park named Alabama Adventure located in Bessemer that provides revenue for the city, as well as a host of retail venues.
Bessemer is located about 18 miles southwest of Birmingham and has an total area of 40.8 square miles. Bessemer is situated in the midst of the iron ore and limestone district of Alabama, in the southern part of Jones Valley. Iron ore was mined on the hills on the city's southeast side, coal was (and still is) mined in the north and west, and limestone deposits were also nearby. All three minerals were necessary for steel making, which led to the area, including Birmingham, being a major steel center from the late 1800s through the 20th Century. Steel is no longer made in Bessemer but is still made in neighboring Fairfield. The city was planned as a steel center for manufacturing but is now dominated by the service industry.
As with any city, workers can and will get hurt on the job in Bessemer. The service industry, which is prevalent in Bessemer, lends itself to a variety of on-the-job injuries, including slip and falls, car and truck accidents, burn incidents, industrial and construction incidents, premises liability incidents, and more. The water park within the city limits provides a host of possibilities for employees to be injured on the job, including water-related injuries and death.
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If you or a family member has been injured or killed on the job in Bessemer or the surrounding areas in Jefferson County, call us as soon as you can after your incident so that we can evaluate your worker's compensation claim. In many cases, you are initially required to see a company doctor for treatment for your injuries. However, the company doctor may not be well-suited to handle your particular injury. The Bessemer workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. can help you get to a doctor that is best suited to treat your injury and/or condition. You can reach us here
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Bessemer & Jefferson County Worker & Wage Statistics
Jefferson County has a labor force of some 317,000 workers with a 3.6% unemployment rate. This unemployment rate is ranked 27th out of 67 counties in Alabama. The most common jobs performed in the area are:
- transportation and trade,
- professional and business services, and
- education and health services.
Bessemer Workers' Compensation Attorneys Here for You
If you've been injured on the job in Bessemer or anywhere in Jefferson County, call the trusted Bessemer workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We have handled thousands of workers' compensation cases throughout the State of Alabama and are ready to assist you or your family in this often complex and frustrating process. The workers' compensation laws in Alabama are specific, complicated, intricate, and require attention to detail. If you fail to hire an attorney soon after your work-related injury, you will likely miss out on the opportunity to receive significant financial and medical benefits that you are owed under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act.
The workers' compensation insurance company will undoubtedly do all that it can to pay a minimal amount to you, and on your behalf, if you don't have a lawyer on your side. Allow our attorneys to help you navigate the process and maximize your workers' compensation benefits. Our law firm does not get paid unless we recover for you. Additionally, workers' compensation attorney fees are capped at 15% of the total recovery in Alabama. We will ensure that your claim follows the appropriate timeline and guidelines in order to maximize your recovery.
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