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.

The elderly are sometimes the butt of gruesome abuse, with layers and layers of complexity that cannot be seen by the naked eye. In fact, what you see or don’t see may only be a piece of the “abuse”. Elder abuse may consist of a woman developing bed sores from neglect in a nursing home for which you can enlist the help of a nursing home neglect attorney.  Abuse could also arise in the form of a phone scammer taking advantage of a man with dementia.   There are many varied forms of elder abuse.

This blog seeks to bust a few myths about elder abuse.

Myth No. 1: Nursing homes are the main culprits of abuse.

Sadly, elder abuse mostly takes place at home, at the hands of family members and other loved ones. Despite being ‘family’ these people take advantage of the elderly and cause most instances of harm. Often it is the grandson, niece, daughter, or pastor in a church who is the perpetrator of this exploitation. Drug use is one of the main reasons this kind of problem stems from the home. A confrontation and a physical attack ensue where the elder is emotionally and physically defeated.

Myth No. 2: If an older person is being abused physically, it will be obvious.

The absence of overt signs of abuse on the elder person does not necessarily mean that he or she wasn’t abused. For instance, someone could have twisted his arm and it would still leave no marks. Ironically often bruises on an elder person may be put down to a fall occurring due to old age, when in fact it is an outcome of physical abuse. Sometimes abuse could take the form denying food to the elderly resulting in loss of weight, but this is simply observed as a physical ailment. This kind of abuse often happens in nursing homes and one should immediately consult with a nursing home neglect attorney with any hint of foul play.

Myth No. 3:  When elders say they are not abused, you must believe them.

When they are hurt and abused, the elderly often withdraw and do not reveal the torture they have been through.  Their reasons could differ. They could be afraid their loved one could get into trouble or they fear they will be pushed into a nursing home which they believe would be a worse situation. Or they may be blaming themselves for the abuse.

These are just a few of the hard truths of abuse, there are layers and layers of them. If your loved one is in a home and you suspect abuse, you must contact a nursing home abuse attorney immediately.

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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