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.

Repetitive Motion Injuries, Common Work Related Injuries

typingDo you ever feel like you do the same thing over and over everyday at work? Surprisingly, most of us do do the same things day after day. However, even more shocking than that is the fact that a good majority of us will cause damage to our bodies in doing daily activities time and time again.

Repetitive motion injuries are caused by too many uninterrupted repetitions of a particular movement. They are a family of muscular conditions like tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and trigger finger. And although injuries of the like can happen in any line of work, the most commonly affected are assembly line employees, sewing or embroidery workers, meatpackers, and jobs that primarily do computer work all day. This article aims to help you identify symptoms, but also to provide tips for prevention of these painful conditions.

Symptoms of repetitive motion injuries can range anywhere from soreness or burning, tingling and numbness, to the loss of flexibility and strength. Typically, the most common parts of the body affected are the elbow, hands or fingers, wrists, arms, and legs. They say the muscles in the extremities experience the most pressure of the movement, even more so than the joints, and this is the reason for being affected.

To break the cycle of repetitive motion injuries the easiest thing to remember is to take breaks! If you have been working in the same spot for an hour get up and stretch for at least 5 minutes. Notice if you have pain, swelling or redness from the activity you just participated in. Make movements that are different than those you do for your job.

Throughout your workday, take time to stretch and move about. If you have pain, then you need to address it (preferably as soon as possible) by applying ice and resting the afflicted limb/area. Exercise is especially important to the prevention of injuries, as it increases blood flow and motion. The author of Safety & Health in the Microskeleton, Richard Norris, states in his book that: “Someone who practices regular exercise is 40% less likely to suffer from a variety of injuries as the body is stronger, with better circulation.”

However, do not be discouraged if you do find yourself in a situation with a repetitive motion injury. There are many programs and doctors who can help you, and will serve your injury, especially. They will do this through physical therapy, possibly massage therapy, and other treatment techniques. Treatment advances include a machine called Stem, which attached small transmitters to your body to stimulate your muscles. Others current equipment that could be used is decompression machines or traction machines, which can be very effective.

In all, if you find yourself in a situation that involves repetitive motion pain or injury, recognizing when it is time for breaks and being aware of how long you are stuck in one position or movement is key. For heavy computer users, good posture and the right chair and equipment are important. So is typing with your hands and shoulders in an L shape, at an exact right angle. You may think you don’t have time for stretching and breaks while working, but doing these different types of movement could end up saving you extensive time spent fighting an injury and losing time from work for treatment. If you are already in pain, you should be seeking treatment and medical assistance to prevent worsening the condition or injury.

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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