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.

safetyPreventing accidents is good for everyone. As injury attorneys serving Oklahoma City, we see our share of people who have been injured in work related accidents. Here we share some good suggestions for helping keep your workplace safe at all times.

For starters, post a list of safety tips in the workplace to increase awareness and reduce on-the- job injuries. You can even print this article and distribute it to all workers.

Equipment –

When using any type of equipment, especially new equipment, always review safety tips for the equipment, provided on the packaging and/or on literature enclosed in the packaging. This includes not just machines and equipment but things like electrical supplies and fixtures, and even small office appliances. You’d be surprised how many injuries result from seemingly “safe” small appliances and gadgets.

Obviously, the type of equipment employees will be working with (or around) depends on the industry. Consider the unique tasks and the unique risks involved with your business and jobsite to create a detailed list of daily precautions to follow.

Common office safety procedures –

Train staff to always alert others to a potentially hazardous condition or situation, such as an outlet that seems to be sparking when used, or spilled liquid on a floor. It’s important to flag any condition you see, before anyone gets hurt.

Break Room Safety –

Items used to cook, make and store food can pose safety risks in the workplace due to germs and fire hazards. Create a safety checklist for your company’s break room. Some common safety precautions for workplace eating areas include turning off coffee makers after use, not placing flammable materials such as foil in the microwave, taking food home daily or weekly to keep the fridge clear of spoiled foods, and washing hands before eating. If your workplace does not use disposable eating utensils, you may also want to have cleaning policies for using reusable items such as mugs and forks. Employees should clean all company kitchenware with antibacterial soap after use. Part of staying safe at work means avoiding the spread of germs and illness.

Germs and Illness –

Germs and viruses are a common workplace threat, as they can spread quickly and cause sickness and productivity losses. You can reduce the spread of germs in your workplace by encouraging employees to stay home when they are sick. Also, incorporate bathroom and eating hygiene in your safety tips by including policies such as washing hands after using the restroom and washing hands before eating. Make sure eating areas and restroom areas are kept clean, and let employees know what they need to do to help keep these areas as germ free as possible.

Posters and Signage –

It’s a very good idea to have warning signs placed on or near potentially hazardous equipment or areas, to alert workers every time they use that equipment or enter that area. You can’t have too many safety postings – they work to prevent injuries. Be sure employees know not to remove these signs.

In our next article, we’ll continue sharing more safety tips for in and around the workplace, including personal safety and computer safety. Our injury lawyers are here to help those who are seeking workers compensation, and have been doing so for more than two decades.

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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