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.

On the Job Injuries – A few statistics

By December 3, 2013Blog

You may know some common injury statistics, like that you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than winning the lottery, or only 1 in 10 people who are bitten by a shark die from it. Well, when it comes to Worker’s Compensation cases, there are many statistics about frequency and types of jobs that incur the most injuries. Like anything else, there are definitely jobs that are more dangerous than others, so it is interesting to review and be aware of positions that will place you at the most risk. Read below to learn about some statistics relating to dangers on the job.

Surprisingly, overexertion was the number one reported type of accident among employees from 2007 to 2011. However, the highest in incurred costs was oxygen deficiency, classified by harmful or toxic working conditions. Keep in mind that this is mostly because overexertion causes less damage than oxygen deficiency does.

If you are looking to watch your back on the job, then you may want to know that this is solely the most injured body part at work. In fact, there are almost double the claims referring to the back and spine alone than any other limb, per year. It is also one of the highest incurred costs, due to the expense of treatments and rehabilitation with back and spine injuries. So if you’ve ever wondered, “What injury occurs the most frequently?” Well, the spine and spinal cord is number one, and actually have the highest percentage of accepted workers compensation claims, with close to 13% of cases seeing damages recovered.

What if your job field is prone to injuries? It may be important to know just how risky a position is, if it is one that you are already in, or considering. The most dangerous lines of work as reported in 2011 were Agriculture (having to do with machinery), Automotive, Carpentry, and Food Service. Railroad and traffic (road) workers are at high risk as well. Here’s a statistic that will surprise many of you, but it has actually been shown that jobs with higher training, such as engineering, have more safety precautions in place, and therefore these companies and employees know how to respond better in a dangerous situation, preventing many accidents.

Of course there are many more numbers and questions that we could ask and analyze, but now you have a little snapshot and knowledge of some of the most common statistics in Worker’s Compensation. So if someone tells you that you shouldn’t become an engineer because of the dangers of the job you can actually let them know it is not near as risky for on the job injuries as many other fields. Of course, no matter where you work or what type of jobsite you are in, remember that accidents do happen, and you don’t see them coming. Being aware and being prepared can prevent accidents, injuries and deaths. But when these things do occur, we fortunately have workers compensation insurance to provide assistance.

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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