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.

What Makes You Eligible For Social Security Disability or SSI?

You could be denied or awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits depending on the evidence that you provide. Your eligibility will depend on three types of evidence, that you provide to the Social Security Office.

Medical proof 

Medical evidence plays a vital role in helping you prove your disability.  Your medical records will be obtained by the Social Security Administration and may include admission and discharge summaries, reports of bloodwork, imaging (CT scans, X-rays, PET scans, and MRI scans), and the notes made by your specific doctors, particularly the doctor who would be considered your treating physician. If your claim at the social security office in OKC, stems from a mental disorder, your psychiatrist would be considered your treating physician. Though medical evidence works at the disability application and reconsideration appeal levels, it may not be enough at the social security hearing level, where it usually includes a statement from the treating physician on something known as a residual functional capacity form or a medical source statement.  

Work History or Academic Performance

The second area that comes under scrutiny in a disability claim is the claimant’s work history. The disability examiner will examine the kind of jobs the claimant has performed in the last fifteen years, to see if his/her disability would prevent those jobs or if he/she is qualified for other jobs. In the case of children where work history is irrelevant, the disability examiner will find out how the child’s performance has been affected, whether he can engage in age-appropriate activities, on account of the incapacity by trying to obtain school records, reports of academic achievement testing and IQ testing, and even questionnaires completed by the child’s teachers.

Daily living

The Social Security Office in Tulsa, OK, would also seek information about the claimant’s daily activities to find out if he is capable of working, or if it is a child, is the behavior of the child, appropriate for his/her age. For example, if a person has a degenerative disc disease, it is expected that he/she wouldn’t be able to stand or sit for long hours, or bend or crouch or lift objects above a certain weight. If his/her prior job was of this nature, then he/she would be incapable of returning to the job or doing any other similar job.

The question is how will the social security administration in the Social Security Office in Tulsa OK know if an individual has a certain type of limitation or set of limitations?  Even though a diagnosis of an impairment and medical records provide the major part of the evidence, in many cases recorded physician statements do not talk about the physical or mental limitations. This leaves examiners with no option but to contact a claimant and ask them about their normal daily activities. They may also contact an individual who knows the claimant-called a third-party contact person and inquires into their knowledge of the applicant’s daily activities.

Applying for Social Security

You can apply for Social Security disability benefits online or in person at your local social security office in OKC or elsewhere, or on the phone at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (hearing impaired). Take the assistance of an experienced attorney from an established firm like Burton Law Group, P.C., which accepts social security disability cases in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Walters and essentially all areas of Oklahoma. If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied, you will have a greater chance of obtaining benefits on appeal with the assistance of an attorney.

About Brandon Burton

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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