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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.

Have you faced workplace retaliation? Call 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to schedule a free initial consultation with our assertive legal team.

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.

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The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

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- CG

"...My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood Law"

- RD

"...If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed..."

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Lincoln, NE 68521

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