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.

Can Substance Abuse Affect Your Social Security Disability Claim?

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Alcoholism and drug addiction are harmful to a person’s health.  It leads to heart disease, liver failure, nerve damage, personality disorders, and other health problems.  Although you may suffer from a medical condition unrelated to alcohol and drugs, a contributing factor to your overall disability may be related to drugs or alcohol.  For this reason, if you apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA) your application will be affected.  If it is discovered that your current medical condition is caused or aggravated by drinking or drug use, you will likely be denied social security disability benefits.  But if your health status is independent of your alcohol or drug dependency and would undoubtedly exist even if you stopped drinking or using drugs, you can qualify for disability. This is true whether or not your drinking or drug use caused the physical or mental problems in the first place. For instance, you can be found incapacitated resulting from irreversible liver damage caused by chronic alcoholism or drug abuse. But if your drinking or drug dependence can’t exacerbate the problem, you can be entitled to benefits.

The medical consultant assigned to you by the SSA will find out if your drinking or drug use is a “contributing factor material to the determination of disability.” He or she will do this by first analyzing whether your physical and mental being including your addiction is rendering you unfit for work.  If the medical consultant decides you are disabled, and the SSA has received evidence that you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, the medical consultant will then start a process to determine if your alcohol or drug dependence is contributing to your disability. If it is, you won’t get benefits.

Substance abuse can affect your social security disability claim. There are various nuances and elements unknown to the public which can be navigated by an expert Oklahoma social security disability lawyer

Burton Law Group

You may have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied, or, you are about to apply. Those who utilize the services of a disability attorney have a higher success rate in gaining approval for their claim.

Between 70 and 78% of applications filed with the Social Security Administration are denied. If this happens to you, you have just 60 days to create and submit your appeal. Again, having our skilled social security disability attorney assist you with the appeal will increase your chances of acceptance – and, there is no fee for our law firm unless your claim is accepted.

Burton Law Group, P.C. is well known for the attention we give every person, which separates us from the firms where you are just another case

About Brandon Burton

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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