Railroad Worker Whistleblower Protection Attorneys
Congress passed into law the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA) in 1970. Over the years since, it has helped improve safety and working conditions for railroad workers nationwide. Under “whistleblower” provisions of the act, railroad workers are entitled to protection for reporting violations of safety and policy regulations. These provisions, however, often resulted in workers facing retaliatory, adverse actions by their employers, including termination.
Under new provisions, railroad employers are strictly prohibited from retaliating against a worker who reports an on-duty injury or who files a claim for seeking medical attention for a work-related injury.
Don’t Let Employee Retaliation Go Unreported
“The FRSA laws work only because the railroad workers hold their employers accountable. By reporting your employer’s retaliation for reporting injuries or safety concerns, you are helping thousands of other railroad workers in your same situation.” Attorney Paula Rasmussen
If you feel you have suffered any type of adverse action as retaliation for an injury claim or for reporting an FRSA violation of unsafe conditions, don’t wait to see what will happen next. Talk to a lawyer at Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP, in Oakland or Los Angeles, California. For more than 90 years, we have been representing railroad workers and their families throughout the western states. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of FELA and FRSA laws and will immediately investigate to determine whether you have a legitimate claim for compensation.
If you have suffered retaliation, we will work aggressively to help you recover:
- Your railroad job back, including all the seniority and benefits you have earned
- Any and all lost wages, including interest on the money you are owed
- Compensation for your financial damages and your attorney fees incurred in pursuing your claim
- Punitive damages awarded by the court, up to $250,000