Gadsden Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Gadsden, located on the Coosa River about 60 miles northeast of Birmingham, is the county seat of Etowah County and boasts a population of some 35,000 citizens. Gadsden played a pivotal role in the Civil War and was important in bringing steel, textile, and other manufacturing facilities to the forefront of the city’s economy. Currently, Gadsden’s economy is primarily based on poultry processing, the manufacturing of steel, appliances, automotive parts, and wood products.

The city’s 35,000 citizens are broken down as follows: There are 933 people per square mile (population density). The median age in Gadsden is 39.7, while the US median age is 37.4. The number of people per household in Gadsden is 2.4, while the U.S. number is 2.6.

Due to the fact that Gadsden’s economy is heavy in manufacturing-type jobs, the risk of on-the-job injuries greatly increases. While Gadsden is susceptible to regular on-the-job injuries that can occur in any office setting, including slip and fall incidents, overexertion injuries, falling objects, and more, manufacturing jobs lend themselves to more serious injuries. Manufacturing plants utilize heavy equipment and machinery that can result in catastrophic injuries and death if the employees are not properly trained and if the equipment is not properly maintained.

Employers are required to ensure all equipment and machinery in a plant or manufacturing facility is in proper working order and meets all federal and state requirements for safety. Further, the employees operating this machinery and equipment are required to go through extensive training. Oftentimes though, employers cut corners and don’t properly train the employees and don’t adequately maintain or service the equipment. If you or someone you love is injured on the job, you need help navigating the Alabama workers’ compensation laws.

Because of the complexity of the Alabama workers’ compensation laws, you need an advocate on your side to ensure you receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, and more. Large insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible. Don’t let the worker’s compensation insurance companies take advantage of you, call the Gadsden workers’ compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. as soon as possible after your injury. In many cases, you have to use specified doctors to qualify for benefits. Note that we don’t get paid unless we recover for you. And, the Alabama workers’ compensation laws limit our attorney’s fees to 15% of your total compensation. You can reach us here or at (844) LAW-TALK or (205) 324-3600.

Gadsden Worker & Wage Statistics

Gadsden’s unemployment rate is typically around 5.8%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 6%. The city’s job market has increased 1.3% over the last year and is expected to grow by some 29% over the next 10 years. This is lower, however, than the U.S. expected average of 33.5%.

Other Gadsden economic facts:

  • The sales tax rate for Gadsden is 10%, compared to the U.S. average of 7.3%.
  • The income tax rate for Gadsden is 7%, compared to the U.S. average of 4.6%.
  • The average income of a Gadsden resident is $17,981 per year, compared to the U.S. average of $53,482 per year.

The top four jobs in Gadsden— indicated by the percent of the population that holds that specific job is as follows:

  • Manufacturing: 19.9% in Gadsden and 10.4% in the U.S.
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance: 17.8% in Gadsden and 13.8 percent in the U.S.
  • Accommodation and Food Services: 12.5% in Gadsden and 7.4% in the U.S.
  • Retail Trade: 9.3% in Gadsden and 11.6% in the U.S.
Gadsden Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Here for You

If you’ve been injured in a workplace injury in Gadsden or in Etowah County, contact the Gadsden workers’ compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. to help you receive the benefits you deserve. There are time limits in which to bring an Alabama workers’ compensation claim. If you fail to notify your employer of the injury within the specified time periods or fail to file your workers’ compensation lawsuit before the expiration of the statute of limitations, then you will be forever barred from pursuing the claim. You will lose out on significant monetary and medical benefits if this occurs so don’t delay.

Your consultation with the Gadsden workers’ compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. is free and we don’t get paid unless we recover for you. Call us at (844) LAW-TALK, (205) 324-3600 or reach us online here.

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