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.

Levels of Disability – Claim Types

Levels of Disability – Claim Types

When you have a Workers Compensation claim, it will end at some point. In other words, at a certain point of time, you won’t receive any more money for your injury. You can accept a settlement, or, if you feel it is low / unfair, you can take your case in front of a judge, with the help of a skilled workers compensation attorney. How disabled you are may factor in to the decision (between you and your attorney) to pursue your claim in court.

In an ideal world, you will make a full recovery. But what if you do not, and what if it is apparent that you will have permanent damage of some kind from your injury? For example, blurred vision for the rest of your life from a head injury, or restricted use of one arm after a shoulder injury. This is known as PPD – Permanent Partial Disability.

Permanent Partial Disability or PPD

Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits may be available for a permanent loss of functional use of a body part. The amount of PPD benefits depends on the PPD rating; the percentage of impairment of each body part, as determined by a physician, as well as which body parts are affected by the disability. The loss of earning capacity may also be considered in determining the benefit amount. Ask your attorney what the current maximum amount per week is.

Each state has complex schedules and formulas to determine the benefit amount for a PPD and it is usually a set amount rather than indefinite payments. A Workers’ Compensation lawyer can assist an injured worker in calculating the amount of benefits that might be expected.

Permanent Total Disability or PTD

Workers’ Compensation insurance may also pay permanent total disability (PTD) benefits when the injury has:

1. Reached maximum medical improvement
2. Results in a permanent disability and he/she will never be able to return to any type of gainful employment.

Each state has specific laws and guidelines to determine if the worker qualifies for PTD benefits. In some states, after it has been decided that PTD benefits will be paid, will pay an individual benefits throughout his/her life. Usually, Insurance Companies resist paying PTD benefits and simply will not concede a worker has a permanent total disability. In those situations, a hearing will be required in order for the injured worker to be declared completely and permanently disabled by a judge or commissioner.

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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