Huntsville Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Huntsville, located in the Appalachian region of north Alabama, is the most populous city in the state. It occupies Madison and Limestone Counties and is the county seat of Madison County. Nicknamed “The Rocket City” for its association with the U.S. space missions, the city is known for being a major player in the country’s high technology.
The primary economic influence stems from aerospace and military technology. While strong now, the city’s economy was stalled in the 1970s when the Apollo space program closed. When the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station emerged, the city saw a resurgence in NASA-related activities and business. Additionally, the expansion of the Redstone Arsenal has expanded missile defense opportunities in the city. Hence, the city’s current economic influence is aerospace and military technology. Hubs for the technology-driven economy include Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and more. The University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) is also a center for technological and engineering research.
The amount of technological, military and space-related jobs in the city leave open the possibility for a variety of high-tech specific on-the-job injuries in addition to regular on-the-job injuries. Chemical injuries, equipment malfunction injuries, electric shock injuries, electrocutions and various other types of injuries can occur in high-tech environments.
If you’ve had an on-the-job injury in Huntsville or the surrounding areas — either an office-related injury or an injury involving a high-tech activity — call the skilled Huntsville workers’ compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. as soon as you can after your injury. In many cases, you have to initially use company doctors to qualify for benefits. Our attorneys are well versed in the workers’ compensation laws in Alabama and know how to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.Huntsville’s Economic & Workforce Climate
Huntsville’s economy is robust and growing as reflected in its workforce numbers and statistics. The city’s population is up 8.6% in the last two years and is currently 202,964. The unemployment rate is 3.1%, which is low when compared to the rest of the country. See below statistics comparing Huntsville and the United States as a whole.
- Unemployment Rate: 3.1% (Huntsville), 6.0% (United States)
- Recent Job Growth: -0.9% (Huntsville), -6.2% (United States)
- Future Job Growth: 40.9% (Huntsville), 33.5% (United States)
- Sales Tax: 9% (Huntsville), 6.2% (United States)
- Income Tax: 5.0% (Huntsville), 4.6% (United States)
- Income Per Capita: $33,070 (Huntsville), $31,177 (United States)
- Household Income: $51,926 (Huntsville), $57,652 (United States)
- Family Median Income: $70,708 (Huntsville), $70,850 (United States)
Best Places website said about Huntsville: “Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940s when a U.S. senator brought famed German Scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local Army arsenal to continue their work.”Huntsville Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Here for You
Because of the nature of the jobs represented in Huntsville, the possibility for serious injury is greater than in many places. In addition, office-type on-the-job injuries are possible in other job sectors of the city. If you’ve been injured in Madison or Limestone Counties or in Huntsville, we can guide you through each step of the Alabama workers’ compensation process to help maximize your recovery. Let us handle the complex workers’ compensation process and comply with all the deadlines under the Alabama workers’ compensation laws so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Your consultation is free and confidential, and we don’t get paid unless we recover money for you. Additionally, our fees are capped by Alabama law at 15% of the total recovery.
Call the Huntsville workers’ compensation attorneys at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us online here.