Decatur Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Decatur, also known as "The River City," as it is located on the banks of Wheeler Lake along the Tennessee River, is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The city boasts a population of some 56,000 citizens and is the core city of the two-county large Decatur Alabama Metropolitan Area, which has an estimated population of 153,000 people.
In the 19th Century, Decatur's early draw for business and commerce was based on its location along a river. Boating traffic, as well as railroad routes, boosted the city to the forefront of North Alabama's economic presence. The city continued to grow into a thriving economic center in the Tennessee Valley. However, in the 20th Century, the city was overshadowed by Huntsville and its space-related businesses and industries.
Currently, Decatur's economic health comes from manufacturing, mining, and chemical and high-tech companies, including Vulcan Materials, Toray, and United Launch Alliance. Any city with an economy engaged in manufacturing, high-tech, and chemical industry activities increases the chances of on-the-job injuries that often occur in plants and manufacturing sites. The most common types of injuries in manufacturing and chemical-type work are as follows:
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Slip and Falls
- Machine-Related Injuries
- Exposure to Harmful Chemicals
- Falling Objects
- Vehicle Accidents
If you or a family member is injured in an on-the-job incident in Decatur or Morgan County, Alabama, then call the experienced Decatur workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. as soon as you can after your injury. In many cases, you have to use specified doctors to qualify for benefits. Our attorneys are well versed in the workers' compensation laws in Alabama and know how to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.Morgan County Economic & Workforce Climate
The average household income in Morgan County, Alabama is around $52,000 annually, which is less than the $65,000 per year household average in the U.S. Morgan County has seen a 4.83% growth in employment in a recent year. The county is home to some 144 diverse industries and has led the State of Alabama in capital investment of new and expanding industries. The top manufacturing employers in the area are:
- GE Appliances with 1,681 employees,
- Wayne Farms Prepared Food with 1,057 employees,
- 3M Company with 956 employees,
- Nucor Decatur Steel, LLC with 720 employees.
The Morgan County Developmental Association said about industry in Morgan County: "The Morgan County, Alabama economy has a strong an diversified industrial base built on the area's proximity to raw materials and easy access to markets. Transportation and Decatur's riverside location have played important roles in the country's history, especially in the development of business and industry. With a skilled workforce, an unsurpassed infrastructure, available property, and a community committed to success, Morgan County has everything to propel business."Decatur Workers' Compensation Attorneys Here for You
While Decatur and Morgan County have a high volume of great paying manufacturing and industrial jobs, this area sees a significantly high number of work-related injuries and deaths.
If you've been injured in a workplace incident in Decatur or in the Morgan County area, contact our attorneys as soon as possible. In line with Alabama workers' compensation laws, you are entitled to certain benefits. However, if you don't act fast and make the right decisions, you may jeopardize those financial and medical benefits. Our attorneys will guide you through each step in the often-complex process of securing workers' compensation benefits. Be sure you have a qualified Decatur workers' compensation attorney from Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. on your side. Your consultation is free and confidential, and we don't get paid unless we recover for you. Our fees are capped at 15% of the total recovery, according to Alabama workers' compensation laws
Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us online here.