Lawter & Associates, PLLC has successfully handled thousands of
Personal Injury claims and our qualified staff will work to get you the
compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury (Oklahoma)
If you have been injured in an automobile, at home or in a public venue, then you may have a right to file a Personal Injury claim or lawsuit.Â Whether you were injured in a car accident, slipped and fell or simply tripped on a crack in the sidewalk at your local shopping center, you may have a case for a personal injury claim.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC has successfully handled thousands of Personal Injury claims and our qualified staff will work to get you the compensation you deserve.
Workers Compensation (Oklahoma)Â Â Â Â
Most employees in Oklahoma are covered by Workersâ Compensation and many may not know their rights.Â At Lawter & Associates, PLLC we file thousands of Workersâ Compensation cases each year for people that are injured or disabled while on the job, with injuries that include hearing loss, heart attack, carpal tunnel, re-injuries or cumulative trauma.Â Â Â Â Â Â
The most important thing to remember is that injuries MUST be reported to your supervisor or doctor within 30 days from the date of the injury.Â Depending on the injury, you have up to two years to file a Workersâ Compensation claim; or within six months of termination (unless you are a minor or legally incompetent).Â Possible Workersâ Compensation benefits include:
Â Â Â * Weekly checks if you cannot work
Â Â Â * 100% of your medical bills paid â there are no deductibles
Â Â Â * Rehabilitation and/or job training
Â Â Â * Partial disability awarded if you are still working in most cases
Â Â Â * Lifetime benefits if permanently and totally disabled
Â Â Â * Death and survivor benefits for your spouse and dependants
J. Mike Lawter
J. Mike Lawter heads Lawter & Associates, PLLC, a law firm dealing extensively in workersâ compensation and personal injury, that is based out of Oklahoma City and Tulsa.Â Since graduating from Oklahoma City University law school in 1974, Lawter has tried hundreds of these cases in Oklahoma and is licensed to practice law in Texas.Â His law firm is one of the fastest growing in Oklahoma.
A member of the Oklahoma legislature from 1976 to 1986, Lawter served in the House of Representatives as chairman of the House Industry and Labor Relations Committee.Â During his stint in the legislature, he wrote most of the reforms in the unemployment insurance laws, and was author of the 1983 unemployment revisions which saved the unemployment trust fund from bankruptcy and kept the state in compliance with federal rules.
A life-long resident of Oklahoma City, Lawter attended US Grant High School and received his undergraduate degree in education from Central State University.Â While in college, he was on the presidentsâ Honor Roll and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.Â In law school he was Senior Class President, voted Outstanding Senior by OCU Law School Alumni Association and Phi Delta Phi Honors legal fraternity.
A retired Major in the Army Reserves, Lawter is involved in many civic activities and has been recognized for his efforts in such publications as Whoâs Who in American Politics, Personalities of the South and has been listed in Outstanding Young Men In America twice.Â Heâs also received the YMCA community Development Award and was named outstanding legislator in 1983 by the United Auto Workers.Â Â Â Â Â Mike and his wife, Amy, live in Canadian County and Mike has a son named Michael.
3313 N. Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City OK 73118