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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Wondering what constitutes a worker’s compensation claim?When are you eligible, what type of injuries are “compensable”? Pretty much, if you are at work or performing a task for your employer, and you get hurt, you are eligible to file a compensation claim. BUT there are exceptions. If you are a volunteer, or if you did something / went somewhere that you should not have been doing or not have gone (was not approved by your employer) – you could be denied.

You can also be denied if you were “horsing around” – let’s say you and a coworker playfully wrestled or knocked into one another in jest, and you bumped a large table that fell down and broke someone’s arm. Your claim could be denied. If you were under the influence of a drug or alcohol at the time of the work related injury, you will most likely be denied.

It is also hard to prove stress related illnesses and psychiatric health issues caused by work. This type of workers compensation claim takes more effort on the part of your workers comp attorney and is more difficult to establish. But, it’s been done. For example, an office worker in a highly stressful position could have complained to their supervisor that they were under stress, suffering some symptoms. If the supervisor ignored this and the worker had a heart attack, stroke, or some type of breakdown, a claim could be pursued.

Remember, there is no period of time an employee has to work to be eligible for worker’s compensation. Any injury sustained at your workplace, which impairs your ability to work, qualifies you to receive worker’s compensation regardless of seniority or amount of hours worked in a workweek.

When you are injured at work, you are entitled to Temporary Total Disability—also known as TTD. No employer is allowed to fire you for claiming TTD, or for hiring an attorney and/or making a worker’s compensation claim. If you or someone you know is fired for filing worker’s comp, a good attorney can help you.

If you ever find yourself dealing with a work-related illness or injury, consider this fact: you have to prove your eligibility. It is up to you to document everything, record everything. This is in your best interest. If you didn’t report the injury to your supervisor and obtain medical assistance within 30 days of the injury, you most likely will not be able to obtain benefits. In rare cases where the problems and health issues show up well after the incident occurred, this can be pursued, but is difficult to prove and an experienced workers compensation lawyer will be needed.

Your employer has the right to choose your physician, which surprises some people when they discover this. Keep details of all visits and treatment. If for any reason the practitioner is not helping you, you’ll need an attorney’s help in seeking a change to a new medical professional.

Worker’s compensation cases can be tricky, some more than others. You as a worker are always best to report incidents properly, take pictures, and keep on documenting everything. This is the advice of our Oklahoma City-based workers compensation law firm.

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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