Tuscaloosa Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Tuscaloosa, the county seat of Tuscaloosa County, is located in west-central Alabama on the Black Warrior River. With a population of about 101,000, the city is the fifth largest city in the state.
As the principal city in the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area, Tuscaloosa is the West Alabama center for industry, commerce, healthcare, and education. However, the city's primary economic and cultural influence is the University of Alabama, the state's largest public university in the state with some 38,000 students, making it a true college town.
The city boasts more than just the University of Alabama. Stillman College and Shelton State Community College are both also located in Tuscaloosa, adding to the student-driven economic activity. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz built its first automotive assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, attracting international attention and providing thousands of jobs.
Best Places website says about Tuscaloosa, "Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama, a large, quality institution known among other things for its sports programs, most notably football's "Crimson Tide." The city has a strong college-town character with the usual entertainment and cultural amenities. For such a college town, the economy has always been fairly diverse, but more recently, the arrival of a Mercedes-Benz plant has done a lot for the city's economy, as well as its image. As found elsewhere in the South, the new auto plant not only brings direct employment but also supports smaller businesses, further strengthening the economy, and that pattern is evident in strong job statistics."
With strong job statistics comes a greater risk of work-place injuries in Tuscaloosa and its surrounding areas, including slip and falls, overuse injuries, vehicle accidents, lifting injuries and more. Additionally, the automotive assembly plant has its own set of risks that cause more serious injuries. For instance, equipment-related injuries, assembly line injuries and falling parts can cause more serious, even life-threatening events.
If you or a family member has been injured on the job in Tuscaloosa or its surrounding areas, contact the Tuscaloosa workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay P.C. We are here to ensure you are compensated for your on-the-job injuries by receiving what you are owed in lost wages and more. The workers' compensation laws in Alabama are complicated; therefore, you should not attempt to handle a claim on your own. You can contact us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.Tuscaloosa's Economic Landscape
Tuscaloosa has an unemployment rate of 4.4%, lower than the U.S. average of 6%. The city's job market has increased by 1.9% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.2%, lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%.
The average Tuscaloosa resident has an average income of $22,308 per year; and the average household income is $53,482. Both are lower than the U.S. average of $28,555 and $53,482 per year respectively.
The population is broken down as follows by the percentage of citizens in a particular line of work. It's no surprise, with presence of colleges in the city, and an assembly plant in the county, that a large number of Tuscaloosa citizens are in educational services or manufacturing.
- Educational Services:6% of the population,
- Healthcare and Social Assistance:3% of the population,
- Accommodation and Food Services:1% of the population,
- Manufacturing:9% of the population,
- Construction: 4.1% of the population,
- Transportation and Warehousing: 3% of the population,
- Finance and Insurance:3% of the population,
If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace incident in Tuscaloosa and its surrounding areas, be sure to call the Tuscaloosa workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. as soon as possible. Alabama's workers' compensation laws have very specific requirements as far as handling a claim, getting medical treatment and notifying your employer of an incident. You need an attorney to guide you through this process, or you are likely to miss out on benefits that you are entitled to under the law.
Remember a consultation with an attorney at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. is always free and confidential. We don't get paid until we recover money for you, and our workers' compensation fee is capped at 15% according to Alabama law. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK, 205.324.3600 or reach us online here.