How Much in SSDI Disability Benefits Can I Get?

SSDI or Social Security Disability Insurance is a benefit that provides payments to eligible individuals who no longer have the ability to perform work. This federal insurance program can only be offered to those who are insured under the program and who meet the criteria and definition of disability as determined by the Social Security…

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4 Steps to Take After Being Injured at Work

A workplace injury can be a devastating experience when your ability to work and provide for your family is threatened. That is why you should know what steps to take to obtain Oklahoma workers’ compensation and recover from the damages that the injury may cause. Working with an expert workers compensation lawyer from Burton Law Group is…

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Overcoming Assumption of the Risk Claims in Personal Injury Cases

The thrill of doing an adventure sport, let’s say bungee jumping, can turn on its head, if God forbid, something terrible happens to you in the middle of the activity. Though you very well knew it was an inherently dangerous sport and even signed the waiver the organizers gave you, it’s most likely you’d pin…

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Facts About Oklahoma’s Workers’ Compensation

Oklahoma is the city of beautiful sunsets, rapid weather changes and where locals gulp down sweet tea to warm the soul. But even in the best of places things can go awry and accidents can happen, even at the workplace. It’s then that you’d wish you knew more of the laws of this caring city….

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What to Do after a Construction Accident

Accidents at construction sites are a common phenomenon, despite the many measures taken by construction companies to follow the safety norms. Many things cause accidents and injuries at construction sites such as scaffolding, welding forklifts, cranes, elevators, chemical explosions, tools equipment trucks, tripping hazards, electricity/live wires, and more. And when an accident occurs there are…

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What Makes You Eligible For Social Security Disability or SSI?

You could be denied or awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits depending on the evidence that you provide. Your eligibility will depend on three types of evidence, that you provide to the Social Security Office. Medical proof Medical evidence plays a vital role in helping you prove your disability.  Your medical…

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Common Myths About Elder Abuse

The elderly are sometimes the butt of gruesome abuse, with layers and layers of complexity that cannot be seen by the naked eye. In fact, what you see or don’t see may only be a piece of the “abuse”. Elder abuse may consist of a woman developing bed sores from neglect in a nursing home…

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What’s the matter with Oklahoma?

Low teacher pay and severe budget cuts are driving schools to the brink FORTY miles from Tulsa, sometimes along unpaved roads, sits Wagoner High School, with its 650 pupils, championship-caliber football team, and show barn—a seemingly ordinary small-town school. But unlike most high schools, Wagoner is closed on Mondays. The reason, a severe reduction in state…

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Personal Injury: Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Pedestrian accidents are sometimes inevitable and can result in serious injury or death. If you are the operator of the motor vehicle that collides with a pedestrian, it can be a terrifying event. As a driver, it is vital to know what to do immediately after any such accident. You must remain calm and talk…

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Summary Of Court Challenges – Part I

TO TITLE 85A, THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT Updated February 1, 2018 Four years ago to the day, an Act became effective in Oklahoma making devastating cuts to workers’ compensation benefits.  Attorneys who represent injured workers, like Brandon Burton, advised law makers at the time that at least 52 of the new statutes contained in…

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