Florence Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Florence, with a population of some 40,000 citizens, is located in Lauderdale County where it is also the county seat. Situated in the far northwest corner of the state, Florence is the Tennessee River and is home to the oldest college in the state—The University of North Alabama. Additionally, Florence is the principal city in the Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area, also known as The Shoals. This statistical area includes Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield and is home to around 200,000 people. Florence is considered the primary economic hub in northwestern Alabama.
The median household income in a recent year was $40,526 with a 21.6% poverty rate. An example of common jobs held by Florence residents are: office and administrative support (2,385 people), sales and related occupations (1,986 people), and food preparation & serving-related occupations (1,719 people).
Like any city, workplace injuries will undoubtedly occur in and around the Florence area. A large number of workers commute into the Shoals area on a daily basis, increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents involving commuters. Many common workplace injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls,
- Lifting heavy objects,
- Overexertion and muscle strains,
- Struck by workers, equipment, or falling objects,
- Crashes or collisions,
- Exposure to harmful substances or environments,
- Fire and explosions.
If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Florence or its surrounding areas, do not wait to call the skilled Florence workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.Florence Economy & Statistics
The Florence economy is reflected below:
- Unemployment Rate: 3.2% (Florence), 6% (United States)
- Recent Job Growth: -3.5% (Florence), -6.2% (United States)
- Future Job Growth: 27.4% (Florence), 33.5% (United States)
- Sales Tax: 5.5% (Florence), 6.2% (United States)
- Income per Capita: $23,322 (Florence), $31,177 (United States)
- Household Income: $37,843 (Florence), $57,652 (United States)
- Family Median Income: $53,960 (Florence), $70,850 (United States)
Retail trade dominates jobs in Florence. See below for a population by occupation breakdown:
- Retail Trade: 16% of the population,
- Healthcare & Social Assistance: 13.1% of the population,
- Accommodation & Food Services: 11% of the population,
- Educational Services: 10.8% of the population,
- Other Services: 5.7% of the population,
- Construction: 4.8% of the population,
- Public Administration: 3.6% of the population,
- Finance & Insurance: 3.4% of the population.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an on-the-job injury in Florence, Alabama or its surrounding areas, contact the Florence workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. immediately. Our team of highly qualified workers' compensation attorneys are exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to Alabama workers' compensation laws and regulations, which are very complex. Do not risk allowing your claim to be dismissed or denied because you failed to follow the law. There are specific parameters that must be followed under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act, including time limitations, notification to your employer, and seeing a company doctor.
Your consultation with our team of Florence workers' compensation attorneys is always free, and we don't get paid unless we recover for you. Additionally, per Alabama law, our fee is capped at 15% of your total recovery. We have helped thousands of workers from all over the state to receive fair compensation for their workplace injuries. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK, 205.324.3600, or reach us online here.