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.

injured-on-the-job1If you think about it, a Workers’ Compensation Claim usually places the interests of an employee up against the interests of an employer. The employee wants to be compensated for pain, lost wages, etcetera, while the employer does not want to have a big claim – does not want their cost of compensation insurance to go up. So as you can imagine, the situation becomes adversarial. An employee may end up not liking their employer after a Workers’ Comp situation arises, or not thinking as highly of the company – and it’s vice versa for how the company views the employee.

It’s always best to be honest, to minimize conflict. And to document absolutely everything, from symptoms to accident details to comments made by the other side. But even so, these claims will often necessitate the use of an attorney who handles workers’ compensation cases. There’s a reason this type of attorney exists – because the claim, the process, can be complex and arduous – and certain skills and knowledge help the employee’s side/ help the case of the injured worker.

Your employer has insurance, so why would the company make things difficult for you or dispute your claim? Well it comes down to the almighty dollar. The more Workers’ Compensation cases that are filed against any business, the higher price that business will pay for premiums. In addition, the more expensive the claim (the more costly and involved the medical treatment is), the more the cost of insurance rises for the employer

So, knowing the employer wants to minimize your claim and may very likely investigate every aspect of the claim and the incident, there are important tips to follow. You always want to report injuries as soon as they happen, or as soon as possible. You should always get names of anyone who witnessed the incident, and anyone who had a role in the incident. And don’t hold back on medical treatment. People want to be tough sometimes, and so you may resist getting all the treatments you need, reducing the frequency or variety of treatment – but this hurts your case. Don’t tough it out – let the medical community do their best to help you.

When you DO go to a doctor or any type of medical professional, don’t hold back. Share the details of what took place. It’s important that the medical professional understands what happened to you, in order to best treat you, but also it is important that their records show your description of the injury and incident.

Another thing to not hold back on – questions! You can ask an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to answer any and all questions. There is nothing to be afraid of, and nothing to be embarrassed about. Accidents of all kinds happen every day – your attorney has seen and heard it all. In Oklahoma, as in all states, there are specific laws and requirements that apply to a workers’ comp case, and an experienced law firm such as Burton & Banks of Oklahoma City will be able to guide you every step of the way, pursuing greater success on your behalf.

 

 

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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