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.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage – Part 2

By August 24, 2013Blog

In a previous article we discussed some details of Oklahoma’s Workers Compensation law. Here we continue with more information in Part 2 of the series. Oklahoma law gives employers three options for attaining workers’ compensation coverage, explained here:

 

1. Secure Coverage from a Private Insurance Carrier (They must be authorized to do business in the State of Oklahoma.)

Many companies are presently sanctioned to sell workers’ compensation insurance or a workers’ compensation insurance equivalent product in the State of Oklahoma.
Rate changes are suggested by the National Council for Compensation Insurance (NCCI), based on statistics collected from the majority of insurance companies in the state. Loss costs serve as a base to which individual companies apply an expense calculator specific to their firm.

2. Secure Coverage from CompSource Oklahoma or another provider
CompSource Oklahoma was established by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1933 as a separate entity to offer a reliable market for workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible price. CompSource functions as self-financing insurance company selling workers ’ compensation coverage to Oklahoma businesses either directly or through insurance agents that have signed an agency contract with CompSource.  A commission is paid to the agent on a sliding scale based on the loss experience of the employer who is applying for coverage. As an entity of the state government, CompSource is not subject to rate approval by the Property and Casualty Board and does not pay premium taxes. Instead, CompSource’s governing Board of Managers creates the rates.

3. Self-Insure against Workers’ Compensation liability

Oklahoma law states that if an employer delivers satisfactory proof of financial ability to pay compensation, that employer may be permitted to carry its own risk without insurance (self-insured). Endorsement to self-insure is granted by the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court, after considering an application that determines whether or not an employer meets the necessary statutory and regulatory conditions. Those conditions, found in Rule 2 of the Rules of the Administrator of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court, are listed below:

  • Consistently engaged in business for no less than five years;
  • Average minimum payroll of no less than $1,000,000 in each of the three prior years;
  • Shareholders’ equity of no less than $500,000;
  • No less than 100 employees; and
  • Show financial capability to pay all workers’ compensation requirements.

Workers compensation is basically an agreement in which workers give up their right to sue their employers in court for any type of injury or accident, in return for assurance that if and when they are injured on the job, they will get proper medical care and rehabilitation. Finding a balance between what is fair for workers and employers is tricky, and every state handles that challenge in their own way.

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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