Hoover Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham, is located in north central Alabama and occupies parts of Jefferson County and Shelby County. It is the 6th largest city in Alabama and at the last census, had a population of 92,606. Hoover is located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Statistical Metropolitan Area.
Hoover's economy relies heavily on retail trade. However, Hoover has a variety of employers in the city with the largest being:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (company headquarters): 3,000 employees,
- Hoover Board of Education: 1,773 employees,
- Regions Financial (operations center): 1,765 employees,
- AT&T Inc. (data center): 1,143 employees,
- City of Hoover: 745 employees,
- Walmart (two supercenters and two neighborhood market stores): 650 employees,
- T-Mobile: 500 employees,
- BE&K: 302 employees
Another draw to the City of Hoover is the Hoover Metropolitan Sports and Recreational Complex (aka Hoover Met). Until 2013, The Birmingham Barons, a minor league baseball team, played its games at the Hoover Met. Currently, the Hoover Met is home to the much-anticipated annual SEC Baseball Tournament as well as Hoover High School football. Specialty tournaments and events keep the Hoover Met busy and provide a constant economic boost for the city.
With all of the businesses and recreational activities in Hoover, on the job injuries occur quite frequently in the area. With a host of companies employing large numbers of people, injuries are bound to occur. The most common workplace injuries include motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, electrocutions, overexertion, struck by an object, falls from heights, lifting injuries, incidents involving heavy equipment, assembly line incidents, and more. If you or a family member has been involved in an on-the-job injury, contact the Hoover workers' compensation attorneys today at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or online here.Hoover's Economic Breakdown
Hoover's unemployment rate is 1.9%, which is well below the U.S. historical average of 6.0%. The City of Hoover has seen the job market increase by 2% in the last year. Future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 32.5%, which is slightly lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%. The top types of work based on percentage of the population is: Healthcare & Social Assistance (13.4%), Educational Services (12.6%), Retail Trade (11%), and Finance & Insurance (10.6%).
Below is a snapshot of Hoover's economy as compared to the U.S.
- Unemployment: Hoover (1.9%), U.S. (6.0%)
- Recent Job Growth: Hoover (-3.7%), U.S. (-6.2%)
- Future Job Growth: Hoover (32.5%), U.S. (33.5%)
- Sales Tax: Hoover (9.5%), U.S. (6.2%)
- Income Tax: Hoover (5%), U.S. (4.6%)
- Income Per Capita: Hoover ($42,779), U.S. ($31,177)
- Household Income: Hoover ($81,038), U.S. ($57,652)
- Family Income: Hoover ($104,097), U.S. ($70,850)
The workers' compensation laws in Alabama are complex and difficult to navigate. Don't let large workers' compensation insurance companies control your future and rights to receive benefits by attempting to handle your workers' compensation claim on your own. Pursuant to Alabama law, there are many requirements that apply to preserving and maximizing your recovery. There are time limits that apply to putting your employer on notice of an injury and for filing a claim or lawsuit. If you don't comply with these notice requirements or don't file a lawsuit on time, then you will jeopardize your benefits. There are specific requirements for which doctor you need to initially see, but you have rights to other doctors if you are not satisfied with the initial doctor chosen by your employer. The Hoover workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis Wright are well versed in these workers' compensation laws and are ready to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Being hurt on the job can create many problems, including loss of wages and mounting medical bills. If you're hurt on the job, be sure to call the Hoover workers' compensation lawyers at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or online here. Your consultation is always free and confidential; and Alabama law caps our fee at 15% of your total recovery. If we don't recover for you, then we don't get paid a fee at all.