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.

Injunctive Relief – Explanation & Description

By August 24, 2013Blog

Have you ever heard of ‘injunctive relief’ or an injunction? They are one and the same, and a discretionary power of the court in a civil lawsuit. Injunctive relief is an alternative legal remedy that can be extremely helpful to the plaintiff. (See our previous articles about Tort and Class Action cases).

Injunctive relief is very similar to a “cease and desist” order, directed at the defendant. (In other words, it is a command by the court that a certain unacceptable, harmful, or questionable behavior be stopped.) The usual issues that injunctions address to deal with stalking, harassment, trademark and copyright infringement, and discrimination. There are both temporary injunctions and permanent. Permanent ones result from a final judgment or ruling in a case. Temporary injunctions, on the other hand, can only be ordered until a case reaches the verdict. For example, some restraining orders are only a temporary type. Then, when a verdict is reached, the restraining order may become permanent.

Another layer or component of injunctions is that they sometimes deal with monetary damages. Courts usually do not offer these to plaintiffs if the monetary damages awarded by the case ruling offer full financial relief. However, if a result of the behavior that has been in question provides alternate damage to the plaintiff, part of the injunction will cover expenses to restore the victim to a level closer to where they were before the harmful behavior took place.

At this point, you may be wondering how a court determines whether or not an injunction is necessary. Well, there are a couple factors that they tend to base their decisions on. First of all, the defendant’s due process rights from the 5th Amendment are considered. Secondly, the immediacy of harm is considered for the victim. So basically the question is asked: “How badly does the plaintiff need the protection of the injunction?”

In closing, there are things that anyone who has recently filed for an injunction must keep in mind. First and foremost, the papers have to be served to the defendant before the injunction is valid! If the papers have not been served and behavior is continuing, there is no real case yet, as the law (injunction) has not been broken yet. Secondly, it is important to document happenings that are surrounding the situation. For example, if you are aware that someone has been dumping hazardous waste on your land, and you know how long it has been going on, then hopefully you recorded the action and made note of when the dumpings took place or were noticed. (This record-keeping makes a case easier to build.)

Lastly, an injunction is not a solid protection for someone. If a person feels threatened or endangered, especially in the case of restraining orders, they should take additional precautions. Always speak with a qualified attorney to determine your legal rights and the best course of action.

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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