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.

One of the most well known, heavily publicized class action lawsuits brought by workers was actually never completed. Dukes Vs. Wal-Mart began in 2001 when employee Betty Dukes claimed sex discrimination. She insisted that she was denied training needed to advance to a higher paying position and not treated fairly in comparison with male workers. Ultimately a group of women in this regional lawsuit in California all claimed similar experiences, including retaliation for any attempts to address sexual discrimination. These women claimed that they were paid less than men for comparable work, and forced into lower paying departments within the store/company. They also experienced a sexually hostile environment.

The case drug out for years, with a District Court agreeing with the Class Action. But in 2011 by a vote of five judges to four, the Supreme Court sided with Wal-Mart and ruled this was not a certified class action, denying to allow the case. Smaller cases did crop up since then.

Have you heard of the movie, North Country? This was based on an actual class action lawsuit against Taconite Company. 15 female mineworkers alleged that they were subjected to intimidation and harassment by their male coworkers. The Eveleth Mine was in Minnesota. Delay tactics ensued once the suit began, and back and forth the case went for ten years. On the day before the jury trial was set, the case settled out of court and the mining company paid damages to all the women.

And how about this one? The state of Ohio paid out $420 Million to workers in July of 2014. Why? In an interesting twist, this case was actually brought AGAINST the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This agency was accused of and found guilty of overcharging for workers’ compensation premiums over a seven-year period. Several businesses had sued the Bureau in a 2007 legal case. The Bureau was forced to set up a $420 Million fund to reimburse all businesses that had been overcharged.

Workers compensation covers more than just physical harm and injury that occurs under the duty of working a job. It also covers occupational disease and illness, or sexual harassment as mentioned above.

Note that most workers compensation lawsuits are filed by a single employee. But when an entire group of workers has been affected by the same negative circumstance or situation, they have every right to band together and pursue a class action suit against their employer. As Oklahoma workers compensation attorneys, we understand that not all employers operate ethically and fairly when it comes to employees, and that is one of the reasons that workers compensation laws exist. We welcome your inquiries about any potential workers compensation case in Oklahoma.

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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