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.

Every employer is required to maintain a safe working environment for their employees. Of course, some companies and some managers are better at this than others. Some companies are more than others. At the end of the day, we cannot rely 100% on our employer to ensure our safety at all times. We must take some of that responsibility upon ourselves. Especially if you are a young or inexperienced worker, you need to be even more aware.

Depending on what industry you work in, workplace hazards may be more common and possibly more dangerous. It is your job to know your workplace or worksite very well and be aware of the potential safety issues that could occur. One of the things that help you do this is to get safety training. Ask your employer if they provide this. Even if they don’t, they should be willing to allow you time off from work and pay you for that time to attend this training. After all, it benefits them in the long run. Research your training options and present them to your management if safety training is not something that they have typically provided or suggested in the past.

Now, most employers post safety rules and guidelines. If your employer has not done this, you should definitely ask them to do so. So, your boss should post the safety rules but you should follow them. Sometimes we see workers compensation cases where a worker has been injured and he or she did not follow a known safety rule… and this contributed to them having their accident.

And it’s not enough just to glance at the rules—just reading them one time. You need to memorize them. If necessary, read them occasionally to refresh your memory. And don’t hesitate to encourage your coworkers to do so as well. Management will appreciate that you are a caring and concerned employee who is doing your best to follow the rules at all times.

The same eyes that you use to read posted rules and warning signage that is placed around your worksite should also be used to look for hazards. Always be aware of your surroundings. Especially when you are tired. Look around and make sure there are no dangerous conditions like something spilled on the floor. Keep an eye out for tripping hazards, loose items on the floor or anything that is over stacked, overstuffed and could topple onto someone.

Equipment that workers use should always be well-maintained to avoid problems as well. If you feel that equipment is not being maintained in a safe manner, you should point it out to a supervisor. If they disregard the problem then you should consider anonymously alerting a higher supervisor. Keeping your eyes open for any workplace hazards and flagging a problem if you see one could save you or one of your coworkers from having a painful injury in the future.

Finally, know your rights. We will discuss these rights in our next article.

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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