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.

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Safety on any job site–in any workplace—should always be a priority. Both employers and employees are responsible for maintaining safe conditions. Employers must do everything they can to ensure the safety of their workers, while the workers themselves must be ever aware of their working conditions and the job’s safety rules and requirements. In many industries, technology is being used to help keep workers safe.

For example, in the mining industry, Caterpillar offers automated solutions to reduce the risk of workers being hurt underground. A technology called MINEGEM™  controls the machines that load and haul materials underground. They can be operated remotely, reducing the need to have a person in the machine in high risk spots. It’s like a remote control system for giant mining equipment.

Another company created a solution for training workers whose  jobs could potentially expose them to radiation. Prior to the new technology, no real radiation could be used in training.  But this company developed a simulator that mimics radiation conditions very accurately so that training can be more realistic, and those trained will understand the signs of radiation and how to use the equipment.

For decades, unmanned robots have been used to detect bombs in war zones and are even programmed to dispose of the bombs. In the past year, robotics have been tested and utilized with increased frequency in the nuclear industry. Nuclear energy facilities are using robots to conduct inspections prior to workers entering a scene–limiting the potential exposure of radiation for the workers.

GPS tracking Is being used to improve safety in the oil and gas industry. Tracking systems can monitor all equipment and provide up-to-date information about the equipment, exposing issues before they cause harm.

Technology has also helped employers to exercise their Duty of Care.  This term refers to the fact that employers should always know where their employees are at any given time, in any location. Not only that, the employer should be able to easily locate any employee and communicate with them if it becomes necessary. Technological developments have improved  this ability and allow employers to pinpoint the location of their workers and clearly communicate messages to them. Tracking of people and equipment reduces the risk of an ‘unusual’ or ‘rule-breaking’ activity that could lead to someone’s harm.

Depending on what business you are in, you should look to see if technologies exist that could support your safety initiative. Both employees and employers benefit when all possible steps are taken to ensure safety. Nobody ever expects accidents to happen—but as personal injury attorneys, we know all too well how quickly and easily they can happen. Prevention is key and workplace safety should not be taken lightly. For tips on creating the safest possible work place, please watch for a future article. Remember, safety rules and workplace guidelines exist for a reason. They must be clearly communicated, and always followed.

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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