Working for an employer in Birmingham, Alabama, can be a dangerous and hazardous proposition for employees performing certain jobs. Over the years, the Birmingham workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. have represented thousands of individuals that were injured on the job, as well as families who lost a loved one while working for a company in Birmingham.
Upon being injured on the job, you are entitled to immediate benefits pursuant to the Alabama Workers' Compensation laws. However, if you don't know what benefits you are due to receive and don't have an attorney working on your behalf, then rest assured you will not receive those benefits from the workers' compensation insurance company. If the major or sole bread winner in a household is severely injured or killed on the job, it will devastate a family, not only emotionally but financially. If injured on the job, you need to act immediately to protect your rights.
Located in Birmingham, our team of workers' compensation attorneys has handled workers' compensation cases in every county throughout the State of Alabama and would be proud to help you and your family. If you or a family member were injured on the job, it is imperative that you hire an attorney as soon as possible. You can reach us here
or via phone at 844.LAW.TALK
. We don't get paid unless we recover for you. And, under Alabama law, the fees in a workers' compensation case are capped at only 15% of what is recovered on behalf of the injured worker.
Birmingham Employment and Wage Statistics
Workers in the Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had an average hourly wage of $23.41 in a recent year. The median household income in Birmingham was $35,346. This hourly wage rate was approximately 9% below the national average of $25.72 per hour. The population over the last decade in Birmingham has been consistently in the range of 212,000, with 27.2% living at the poverty rate.
For many years, Birmingham was heavily dependent on the iron and steel industry from an employment and production standpoint. Presently, however, Birmingham's employment is connected more heavily to the medical industry, finance, trade, research and government jobs. The largest employer in Birmingham is the University of Alabama (UAB), which consistently employs approximately 23,000 people.
There are many jobs being performed in Birmingham that pose great risk of injury to employees. Not surprisingly, these jobs involve manual labor, industrial- and construction-related type activities. The Birmingham metropolitan labor force statistics show that the following individuals are employed in these high-risk employment fields:
- Construction and Mining (32,000),
- Manufacturing (40,400),
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (102,200)
Experienced Attorneys Fighting for You
The workers' compensation laws in the State of Alabama can be complex. Moreover, there are numerous benefits that an injured employee is entitled to receive. You need an experienced worker's compensation attorney on your side who knows every detail about the benefits that you could potentially receive from an on-the-job injury. With decades of experience handling worker's compensation cases throughout the State of Alabama, the Birmingham workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are well prepared to help you maximize the benefits to which you are entitled under the law.
Additionally, when it comes to representing victims of a work-related incident, our law firm commits significant financial resources to investigators, experts, and medical doctors to help achieve the best result for you and your family. Because of our excellent track record and prior results, our law firm has been trusted by many individuals and families over the years to handle their workers' compensation claim.
Free Case Evaluation
If you were injured on the job or lost a loved one in a work-related incident, please contact the Birmingham workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. for a FREE and confidential case review. Don't let your employer and the workers' compensation insurance company take advantage of you. Call us toll free at 844.LAW.TALK.