Dothan Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Dothan is Alabama's 8th largest city and boasts a population of about 71,000. Located in the state's southeastern corner, its about 20 miles west of Georgia and 16 miles north of Florida. Additionally, Dothan is the county seat of Houston County and the principal city in the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Area—an area that encompasses all of Geneva, Henry, and Houston Counties, and a small portion of Dale County.
Dothan is a primary city in the Wiregrass Region, which encompasses parts of Georgia, southeastern Alabama, and the Florida panhandle and is known for a specific type of grass known as wiregrass because of its texture. The city also boasts being known as "The Peanut Capital of the World," as a quarter of the U.S. peanut crop is produced in or around Dothan. To celebrate, Dothan hosts the annual National Peanut Festival at the Peanut Festival Fairgrounds.
In addition to peanut production, the city is a major commercial and transportation hub for much of southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia, and some parts of the Florida panhandle. Because of this location, Dothan is able to handle a variety of industrial sectors, including aviation, fabricated metals, distribution, customer service centers, electronics, and machinery.
As with any city, workers can and will be injured on the job in Dothan. However, specific risks exist in Dothan with the machinery involved in peanut production, as well as from other industrial activities in the area. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction represent the highest paid labor jobs in Dothan. These jobs are inherently more dangerous and come with their own set of on-the-job injury risks.
If you or a family member has been injured on the job in Dothan or the surrounding areas near Houston County, call the Dothan workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. as soon as possible after your initial medical treatment. Under the Alabama workers' compensation laws, the injured worker is required to take certain steps including, but not limited to, proper notification to the employer of the injury and seeing a company doctor. If you fail to follow the law to the letter, you will jeopardize and perhaps lose certain workers' compensation benefits. Don't make the mistake of trying to handle your workers' compensation claim yourself. Our attorneys are standing by and ready to help. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.Dothan Economy
The median household income in Dothan in a recent year was $47,081 with an 18.8% poverty rate. this median income is substantially less than the annual income average of $65,712 across the United States. The Dothan economy employs some 28,700 people. The largest industries are:
- Health Care & Social Assistance (5,320 people),
- Retail Trade (4,217 people),
- Accommodation & Food Services (2,766 people).
The highest paid industries are:
- Mining, Quarrying, and Oil & Gas Extraction ($133,125),
- Utilities ($91,761),
- Transportation and Warehousing ($54,844).
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job in Dothan or the surrounding areas of Houston County, call the trusted Dothan workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We have handled thousands of workers' compensation claims throughout the state and are well equipped to handle your claim. Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. has a team of investigators, attorneys, and staff to assist you. Further, our law firm has the financial resources to take your case to trial in the event that the workers' compensation carrier does not offer you a fair settlement. In order for you to receive maximum compensation and to ensure that you receive the immediate benefits you are entitled to under the law, contact the Dothan workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. today.
Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us online here. We don't get paid unless we recover for you. Additionally, workers' compensation fees for attorneys are capped at 15% of the total recovery in Alabama.