Selma, located in the Black Belt region of the Deep South, has a population of nearly 18,000, 80% of which is African American. the city is located in the south-central portion of the state and rests on the banks of the Alabama River.
The city has a diverse economic history. The county seat of Dallas County, Selma was a trading center during the antebellum years. Additionally, Selma was a central armaments manufacturing and iron shipbuilding center for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The city later evolved into an agricultural and industrial hub, however, this declined in the 1960s, causing the population to drop by about one third from its peak.
Currently, most of the residents in Selma work in manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, or educational services. Even though Selma's unemployment rate is high, there are plenty of people employed and at risk of sustaining on-the-job injuries, especially those who are employed in the fields of manufacturing, construction, and transportation warehousing. These occupations, and any other occupation involving manual labor, have inherent risks that increase the potential for injuries and death to workers.
The experienced Selma workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are well-versed in Alabama workers' compensation laws and are well equipped to handle claims in Dallas County. You can call us at 844.LAW.TALK
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Selma's Economic Health
Selma's job market decreased -0.2% over the last year. Future job growth is predicted to be 14.5%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%. The average income of a Selma resident is $15,698 per year, while the U.S. average is $28,555 per year. The median household income of a Selma resident is $21,635 per year, far below the U.S. average of $53,482 per year. The below-average income is reflected in the poverty level, as one in three Selma citizens lives below the poverty line.
The Selma workforce is reflected below:
- Manufacturing: 19.2% of the population,
- Healthcare and Social Assistance: 14.4% of the population,
- Educational Services: 12.8% of the population,
- Retail Trade: 9.8% of the population,
- Accommodation, Food Services: 8.5% of the population,
- Public Administration: 6.7% of the population,
- Transportation and Warehousing: 4.5% of the population,
- Construction: 3% of the population.
If you or a family member is injured in an on-the-job incident in or near Selma, Alabama, please call the experienced Selma workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. as soon as you can after your injury. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.
Selma Workers' Compensation Attorneys Here for You
On-the-job injuries can be stressful for the victim, as well as family members, and can affect income, ability to work, lifestyle, and more. If you are injured on the job in Selma, Dallas County, or surrounding areas, be sure to contact the Selma workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. Our team of Alabama workers' compensation attorneys have decades of experience handling on-the-job injury claims. Our law firm commits significant resources to each client's worker's compensation claim and will aggressively pursue financial and medical benefits on your behalf.
Don't attempt to handle a workers' compensation claim on your own. Let Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. handle your workers' compensation claim while you devote your time and energy towards getting treatment, healing and returning to work. We will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you receive maximum compensation. and remember, we don't get paid unless we recover money for you. Under Alabama workers' compensation laws, our fees are capped at 15% of your total recovery. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK
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