Gardendale is in northeast Alabama and is located at the southwestern end of one of the Appalachian ridge lines running from eastern Tennessee into northeast Alabama. It's in Jefferson County and is a northern suburb of Birmingham. While no major waterways exist in Gardendale, there are various streams that feed into the Black Warrior River that is west of the city. With a population of some 16,000 citizens, Gardendale is made up of a rocky and hilly terrain.
At one time, Gardendale was in an area chock full of coal and currently has several old and closed coal mines. While coal mining was once a major part of Gardendale's economy, today the highest percentage of the population is in the healthcare and social assistance market. The median household income in Gardendale is $45,786, and the median family income is $56,929. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the total population are below the poverty line.
Like in any community, injuries on the job can and will occur in Gardendale and its surrounding areas. The Gardendale workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis Wright are well versed in the workers' compensation laws in Alabama and know how to ensure you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve. You can reach us here
or at 844.LAW.TALK
Gardendale Workforce Climate
Gardendale has an unemployment rate of 3.8% compared to the average U.S. unemployment rate of 6%. The city's job market has increased by 2% over the last year, and future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 30.6%. This is lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%.
The sales tax rate for Gardendale is 10%, as compared to the U.S. average of 7.3%. The income tax rate for Gardendale is 5%, and the U.S. average is 4.6%. These numbers affect the cost of living in a city and often influence a decision to move to a certain area.
The percentage of the population in a specific job type is as follows:
- Health Care & Social Assistance: 18.6%
- Retail Trade: 10.3%
- Manufacturing: 9.7%
- Other Services: 9.5%
- Professional, Scientific, Technical Services: 6.9%
- Accommodations and Food Services: 6.2%
- Finance & Insurance: 6.6%
- Educational Services: 5.5%
- Public Administration: 4.6%
Workplace injuries can happen anywhere and can include work-related motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, malfunctioning equipment, hand or arm overuse due to repetitive motions, spinal injuries due to lifting, and more. Nearly 10% of Gardendale's citizens are involved in the manufacturing industry, which can present more serious on-the-job injuries due to chemical exposure or machine malfunction.
Gardendale Workers' Compensation Attorneys Here for You
If you or a loved on has been injured in any type of workplace injury in Gardendale or its surrounding areas, contact the Gardendale workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis Wright as soon as possible. Our attorneys have handled thousands of workers' compensation claims throughout Alabama and would be proud to represent you and your family. There are specific steps and timelines that you must follow to qualify for the workers' compensation benefits that you rightly deserve. Ensure you have an attorney on your side who will take on the workers' compensation insurance carrier of your employer.
The Alabama workers' compensation process is complicated and difficult to navigate if you are not experienced in this area of the law. Don't make the mistake of handling the claim on your own. Your consultation is always free and confidential. Also, according to Alabama's workers' compensation laws, our fee is capped at 15% of your total recovery so it is not costly to hire the Gardendale workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis Wright.
You can contact us here
or at 844.LAW.TALK
. Don't let big insurance companies take advantage of you. Call us as soon as possible after you've received medical treatment for your injuries.