Assertive Protection For Railroad Whistleblower Claims
The regulatory community values safety even if your employer does not. Legally, you are protected under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) to report safety violations, injuries, negligence, fraud and abuse of public funds. Your employer also may not punish you for assisting in a formal workplace safety investigation. Atwood Law, has over 150 years of combined experience representing injured and wronged railroad workers. If your employer retaliates against you, our attorneys can assert your rights as a whistleblower and pursue the compensation that you deserve.
Identifying Employer Retaliation And Pursuing Benefits
Once you report a railroad accident, safety violation or another workplace misconduct, you are protected as a whistleblower and your employer may not legally retaliate against you. Retaliation can take many forms. As a whistleblower, your employer cannot demote, suspend, verbally abuse, fail to promote or take any other negative action against you.
If we are able to prove retaliation, you may be able to secure a number of benefits, including:
- Reinstatement to your former position
- Clearing your employment record
- Reimbursement for lost wages, damages and unpaid bills due to lost work
- Punitive damages against your employer
- Covered attorney’s fees
This means that you are not responsible for any costs of working with our law firm. They are paid directly by your employer.
Our experienced trial lawyers prepare all cases thoroughly, and are ready to proceed to court if necessary. It is our goal to pursue maximum benefits and uphold your rights as a whistleblower and injured employee.
Contact Us For Aggressive Representation
If your railroad company unjustly retaliates against you after reporting an accident or safety violation, our firm can aggressively protect your rights. Call Atwood Law at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to schedule a free case consultation. You may also contact us online. With offices in Omaha and Lincoln, we serve clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa.