Mobile, located in the far southwestern section of Alabama is the state's only saltwater port. The city—located on the Mobile River at the head of the Mobile Bay on the north-central Gulf Coast—has long benefited economically by the port. The county seat of Mobile County, Mobile is the fourth most populous city in Alabama after Huntsville, Birmingham, and Montgomery. The population of the city has decreased slightly over the years and currently sits at about 187,000.
Mobile is home to art museums, a symphony, an opera, and a large concentration of historic buildings and architecture. Additionally, Mobile is well known for hosting the oldest Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States.
As in any city, Mobile is susceptible to on-the-job injuries. With the port being a major contributor to the city's economy, many injuries are likely to happen within Mobile that are related to boating activities. Due to the nature of the work and the environment on a port, injuries can be more severe than other work-related injuries. Injuries can include traumatic brain injury, burns, disfigurement, and even death. One particular incident that is more likely to occur in Mobile are on the job deaths from drowning.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job—on the port or otherwise—in Mobile or its surrounding areas, call the skilled Mobile workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We are well versed in the often-complicated laws associated with workers' compensation claims and know the intricacies involved with filing a valid, timely claim. You can reach us here
or at 844.LAW.TALK
Mobile's Economy and Job Outlook
The Mobile job market has increased by 1.5% recently. The future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 29%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%. The unemployment rate is 6.2%, which is slightly higher than the U.S. average of 6%. Below are a few highlights of Mobile's economy:
- Recent Job Growth: -3.3% for Mobile, -6.2% for the U.S.
- Future Job Growth: 29% for Mobile, 33.5% for the U.S.
- Sales Tax: 10.5% for Mobile, 6.2% for the U.S.
- Income Tax: 5% for Mobile, 4.6% for the U.S.
- Income Per Capita: $24,347 for Mobile, $31,177 for the U.S.
- Household Income: $45,802 for Mobile, $57,652 for the U.S.
- Family Median Income: $56,843 for Mobile, $70,850 for the U.S.
The typical commute time for Americans has been getting longer in the past years. Currently, a one-way commute for a Mobile citizen is 24.8 minutes, which is slightly less than the U.S. average of 26.4 minutes. A vast majority of Mobile workers get to work by driving their own cars, versus carpooling or mass transit. Mobile is uniquely situated in close proximity to Pensacola, Florida and Biloxi, Mississippi which lends itself to a lot of commuters along the coast.
Mobile Workers' Compensation Attorneys Here to Help
An on-the-job injury can often be a life-changing event for not only the injured worker but for the family as well. This is especially so if the injury is severe in nature, similar to those that occur at specialized jobs such as Mobile's port. Rest assured, your employer will have attorneys immediately working on your claim, so don't attempt to handle a workers' compensation claim on your own. There are very specific guidelines as far a which doctors to see, the timeline to file a claim, and more. Be sure that as soon as you seek medical attention, you contact the Mobile workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical bills, and more. Additionally, Alabama caps the attorney fee at 15% of your total recovery.
Your consultation is always free and confidential. 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.