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.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE, Part 1

By September 20, 2015Blog

If you or a loved one was injured on the job and now unable to work, you most likely have a disability claim. Workers compensation allows for disability coverage. In some cases, mainly when a worker has been with a company for a long time, and there disability is indeed permanent, they would most likely apply for social security disability benefits. In an upcoming article we will compare and explain the differences between workers compensation disability and Social Security. But in this article we attempt to give you an overview of Oklahoma’s Social Security disability insurance.

The acronym for this is SSDI. This is operated by a federal program designed essentially to give financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to either a physical or mental disability. This insurance exists for the many people over past decades who are unable to work through no fault of their own. Something happened to cause their mental or physical condition that renders them unemployable.

As you can imagine, the application process for a disability claim through SSDI can be tedious and even overwhelming. An incredible number of people apply for this coverage every year. Some of them do not qualify. Still, the waiting time can be several months or more, as each claim has to be reviewed and investigated.

If you or a loved one is going to pursue a social security disability Insurance claim in Oklahoma, you should be well prepared before you begin the process. This organization has a backlog and having everything ready in advance will help speed up the processing of your claim but more importantly, increase your likelihood of having your claim approved.

Remember, this coverage comes out of your social security payments that you have made over your working years. So you need to have been employed for a long enough time period and you need to have been employed recently. You cannot go two years without working and then decide that you want the coverage. You need to have accumulated what are known as Social Security work credits. Here we share the qualification details:

How the Social Security Administration defines “disability”:

  • You cannot do work that you once performed before.
  • The SSA decides you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); AND
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

It is important to note that SSDI pays only for claims of total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or for short-term disability. You see, the Social Security Administration assumes working families can access other resources, such as workers’ comp or savings, during periods of short-term unemployment or disability.

In an upcoming article, we’ll explain the process further.

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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