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.

Understanding On-the-Job Injuries Stats & More

By September 10, 2015On the Job Injury

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks and keeps records of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. Nobody goes to work thinking they may get seriously injured that day, but there are many factors that can contribute to an on-the-job injury. Fatigue and lack of sleep, unsafe structures, defective equipment, careless coworkers, etcetera can all cause an incident to occur. One of the most common injuries are slips/trips and falls. According to the BLS, in 2013, severe occupational injuries and illnesses actually decreased. The rate was 109.4 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.

Here we share interesting statistics about length of recovery and missed workdays, from the BLS:

In 2013, there were 1,162,210 days-away-from-work cases in private industry, state government, and local government, essentially the same number of reported injuries and illnesses as in 2012. The median days away from work to recuperate–a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses–was 8 days in 2013, one fewer than reported in 2012.

Physical injuries aren’t the only thing that can lead to a workers compensation case. Becoming ill from being exposed to something at work, such as second-hand smoke, chemicals or irritants, is also considered an on-the-job injury. Whether you fall, are hurt by a machine or piece of equipment, or become ill – the question is, does your injury or illness qualify as a workers compensation case?

In Oklahoma, employees can be fired for any reason. But there are exceptions to this rule, times when an employer CANNOT fire you. Including:

  • Discrimination based on age, sex, gender, race, religion or disability
  • Serving on a jury
  • Voting
  • Pursuing one’s rights to worker’s compensation

Certain industries are more prone to injury. Dockworkers, Manual Laborers, Landscapers and Tree-trimmers, Construction workers, Warehouse Workers, and Transportation Workers. Yes, being in an auto accident when performing tasks for your employer is considered an at-work accident and is potentially a workers compensation claim. Remember, it does not matter how long you’ve worked for an employer to qualify for workers compensation. If it is your second day on the job and a coworker bumps you with a forklift and knocks you down, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks illnesses and injuries by industry. These statistics are readily available online. So if you are considering entering a high-risk industry – or, are wondering how risky your desired industry is, you can make some deductions based on the BLS statistics. Our Oklahoma based workers compensation law firm also examines at-work injury statistics as part of our constant effort to understand these cases. We are here to advise you or a loved one anytime you suffer a work accident or illness in the Oklahoma City area.

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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