The Oklahoma City Law firm, Burton Law Group, P.C., was founded by the Late Lew Gravitt in 1992. Today, the firm is the people’s choice for personal injury attorneys, social security attorneys, and workers compensation attorneys. The firm serves all of Oklahoma and has offices in Oklahoma City, Walters, and Tulsa.

There are many attorneys in Oklahoma City but our firm gives every case the attention it deserves. You are not just another case in our office but rather someone we will treat like a family member. We will work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are entitled to and we remain accessible throughout your case. Whether you have a car accident, social security disability claim, or workers compensation claim, we are here to help. People choose our law firm over others because we are extremely passionate about pursuing the rights of our clients – and about pursuing the maximum compensation possible under the law. We approach the case in a very personal manner. We talk to our clients, answer their questions and keep them updated throughout the legal process. Passion for Oklahoma City and the people who make it a great place to live.

Burton Law Group can provide services in a broad range of areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Boat Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death

We’re also passionate about our town, Oklahoma City, and the people who make Oklahoma a great place to live. Naturally, we are keen to pursue the rights of our people. We will always answer any questions you have regarding your case and utilize our resources to obtain the best outcome possible for you.

In 2016, our firm was instrumental in helping undo a great injustice passed into law at the request of a few irresponsible employers. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Opt Out Act on September 13, 2016, as an unconstitutional special law. Dillard’s department store opted out of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act when it became lawful to do so on February 1, 2014. Subsequently, many injured workers were denied benefits that would have otherwise been due under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers were allowed to deny claims and if the employee sought an appeal the appeal was decided by Dillard’s much like the fox watching the hen house.

Though there are no guarantees, with the Burton Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that you have a capable and tenacious law firm at your side. We will devote our time, dedication, and all the resources necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Phone (800) 257-5533(800) 257-5533 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City injury lawyer from The Burton Law Group, P.C.

About the Oklahoma Worker’s Compensation Court (OWCC)

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court applies the law as set out in the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Code (A copy is available to read at http://www.owcc.state.ok.us/administrator_and_court_rules.html) These provisions only apply to injuries occurring before February 1, 2014.

The court is responsible for systemically providing fair and timely processes for the resolution of disputes and issues involving on-the-job injuries. The Court’s mission reflects their commitment to carrying out this duty and to serving the public promptly, courteously and impartially. Specialized Judges sit on this Court.

About the OWCC Judges
The court is made up of ten (10) Judges. Each is appointed by the Governor with the advice and recommendations of the State Senate. The State Senate forms a committee known as the Judicial Nominating Commission that is tasked with the development and presentation of a list of candidates to the Governor for a selection of judges. All OWCC Judges serve staggered terms; however, they may be removed by the Court for reasons detailed in the Oklahoma State Constitution.

Daily, each Judge hears disputed workers’ compensation issues which may be resolved informally at a prehearing (settlement) conference or by a trial. Written orders of the Judge at trial are deemed final unless appealed to a three-judge review panel of the Workers’ Compensation Court or to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

In addition, Judges conduct prehearing and settlement conferences, preside at trials, draft written orders and decisions; participate in three-judge review panels; record the disposition of all docketed cases (including those settled and reset); approve settlements; review files in response to written inquiries and requests from individuals and people engaged in cases being heard by the OWCC and others; oversee the Court’s Mediation System, Independent Medical Examiner System and Medical Case Manager System; meet with parties and Court staff on various matters, including review of rules and forms; and participate in numerous educational seminars.
Note that legislation passed in 2011 requires the Governor to appoint a Judge to serve a two-year term as the presiding judge of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court. The presiding Judge is responsible, as a centralized manager, for the overall function of the court.

About the OWCC Administrator
The Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the OWCC. He/she supervises all departments of the Court; Docketing, Order Processing, Data Processing/Management Information Services, Records, Insurance, Counselors, Form 3 Processing and the Court Clerk’s Office. The Administrator also oversees workers’ compensation self-insurance, serves as the appointing authority of the Group Self-Insurance Association Guaranty Fund Board and the Individual Self-Insured Guaranty Fund Board, annually determines the Multiple Injury Trust Fund assessment rate for workers’ compensation payors, and reviews the Court’s workers’ compensation fee schedule bi-annually. He/she also acts as a liaison with the Court and all Oklahoma state-run agencies including the Legislature.

About the OWCC Counselors Department
The Workers’ Compensation Court’s Counselors Department regularly assists individuals (employers, employees, insurers, medical providers, attorneys, governmental agencies, the Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit) actively engaged with the OWCC with information requests. In addition to responding to written, in-person and telephone inquiries, the Department produces information overviews and in-depth documents that explain the rights and responsibilities of system participants under the law.

Upon request, the WCC Counselor’s Department distributes informational documents designed for injured workers and materials for employers. In addition, the department distributes materials that describe aspects of the workers’ compensation system (such as the Workers’ Compensation Mediation Program and medical dispute resolution). Written materials on specific workers’ compensation- related topics also are prepared by Court staff and judges of the Court for educational programs outside the Court and biennial Court-sponsored educational conferences.

This interesting court and all of its Judges and Counselors play a very unique and important role in governing our state.

About Burton Law Group

Our legal team brings you a wealth of experience in car accident, social security disability, workers compensation and employment cases. We can also handle bankruptcies for businesses and individuals.

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