Montgomery, located next to the Alabama River, is the state capitol and the county seat of Montgomery County. The city is the third most populous city in Alabama—behind Birmingham and Huntsville—and has a population of 200,000 plus citizens. Montgomery is the 119th most populous city in the country.
The city is diverse as far as what drives the economy, as it houses government, military, academic, and artistic hubs. As the capitol city, Montgomery is, of course, home to many of Alabama's government agencies. Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base—the headquarters for Air University, a major component of air education and training command—draws a large military contingency to the city. Alabama State University, Troy University (Montgomery campus), and Auburn University at Montgomery are public universities that are located within the city limits and also contribute to Montgomery's economic health. Faulkner University and Huntingdon College also drive the economy as post-secondary institutions. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts round out the city's eclectic economic landscape as thriving forces in the arts scene.
Because of the variety of employment opportunities in Montgomery, on-the-job injuries can occur in many different ways within the city. Of course, typical on-the-job injuries such as work-related car accidents, slip and falls, lifting injuries, falling from heights, and equipment use injuries are all still possible and in fact, occur each day in the City of Montgomery.
If you have been injured on the job in Montgomery County or its surrounding areas, be sure to contact the Montgomery workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We are well versed in Alabama workers' compensation laws and have handled many workers' compensation claims and cases in Montgomery County. You can reach us here
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Montgomery's Diverse Economy
A huge piece of Montgomery's economy is the economic impact of Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, which is estimated to be $2.6 billion across the tri-county area each year. In addition, the multiple universities and post-secondary institutions generate significant revenue for Montgomery from students living and working in the city.
Other highlights are:
- Montgomery's unemployment rate is 5.8%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 6%.
- Montgomery has seen the job market increase by 1.1% over the last year. Future growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 30.3%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%.
- The sales tax rate for Montgomery is 10% higher than the U.S. average of 7.3%.
- The income tax rate for Montgomery is 5%, which is higher than the U.S. average of 4.6%.
- The average income of a Montgomery resident is $24,537 per year, which is lower than the U.S. average of $28,555 per year.
- The median household income of a Montgomery resident is $43,535 per year, which is lower than the U.S. average of $53,482 per year.
Montgomery's Workers' Compensation Attorneys Ready to Help You
If you or a loved one has been injured in Montgomery, Alabama, or its surrounding areas in a work-related incident, be sure you have a skilled workers' compensation attorney on your side. Rest assured, the insurance company protecting your employer will go to work quickly to minimize the amount of money they pay out to you. Additionally, there are many requirements in the Alabama workers' compensation laws involving notice to your employer, filing deadlines, and complying with the doctor's orders. If you fail to comply with these requirements, it can jeopardize your ability to receive compensation as well as medical benefits you're otherwise entitled to receive under Alabama Law.
Don't attempt to handle your workers' compensation claim by yourself. Call the skilled Montgomery workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C.and allow us to handle your claim while you recover. We only get paid if we recover for you; and our fee is capped at 15% of the total recovery under the Alabama workers' compensation laws.
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