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 information below only applies to injuries occurring before February 1, 2014. 

work comp fileIf you are hurt or injured while working and learn from a physician that you are unable to return to work, you should reach out to your employer or employer’s insurance carrier as soon as possible to ask if benefits will be provided voluntarily.  To help with the process, your physician should be willing to provide a letter or statement stating what you are being treated for, what the treatment will entail and if/when you are able to work.  And, you should ask your employer to report the incident by filing a Form 2 known as an Employer’s First Notice Injury with the Court and send a copy to their insurance company.

After a claim is filed, if an issue presents itself between you and your employer or their insurance carrier, you may ask the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims to resolve it by first formally asking for them to set a date to present your case before a judge. To do so, you or your legal representative must file a Form 9 known as a Motion To Set For Trial.  A Form 9 is available from the Court or by visiting their website at www.owcc.state.ok.us/court_forms.htm

As you can imagine, the process is easier for you if you utlize a workers compensation attorney. Your attorney is well versed at the steps and documentation we outline here. So, what happens next?

A trial before the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims is much like any other non-jury trial in an Oklahoma court. Your case will be heard by a judge who will decide what, if any, benefits are due under Oklahoma law. The judge’s decision will be based upon the law and the facts involved in your case, including medical evidence introduced and testimony presented to the judge at the trial. Obviously, the ideal situation is to have your claim covered without the need for a trial, but your lawyer will be prepared should a trial be needed.

A trial is necessary only when there is a dispute between you and the employer or its insurance carrier that cannot be resolved. Claims can be settled without a trial before a judge of the Court. Court approval of all final settlements is required.

A party to a dispute can request mediation to settle a dispute regardless of whether a claim has been filed with the Court. The Court, on its own or in response to a request, may order mediation. Any workers’ compensation claim can be mediated except Multiple Injury Trust Fund claims and disputes on medical care arising within a certified workplace medical plan. All final settlements of a case resolved by mediation must be approved by the Court.

If you wish to pursue mediation, or if you have questions about mediation and/or need forms to request mediation, you may contact the Counselor Program at the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims Counselor Program, 1915 North Stiles Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or
210 Kerr State Office Bldg., 440 S. Houston, Tulsa, OK 74127.

Trials are held in either Oklahoma City or Tulsa, or as otherwise provided by law.

In the event of a trial, it is recommended that workers be professionally represented by an attorney but, workers have the right to represent themselves before the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims. If a trial is necessary because of a dispute, your employer’s insurance carrier must be represented by a lawyer.

For more information, you may visit the Court’s website at www.owcc.state.ok.us

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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