Whistleblower Claims Lawyers in Austin
Standing Up for Those Brave Enough to Speak Up
A whistleblower is an employee, worker, or agent who discovers wrongdoing carried out by their employer and notifies the proper authorities about it. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we know that being a whistleblower is as intimidating as it is important. Telling the authorities – and possibly the world – about the criminal acts or violations your own boss has done takes bravery. We want to reward your bravery for being a whistleblower by offering legal representation that upholds and protects your rights and best interests during such a confusing time.
Call (512) 400-3278 if you need help deciding how best to proceed after uncovering wrongdoing carried out by your employer. We are also here to provide legal support if you have already acted as a whistleblower and now your employer wants to retaliate against you, which is prohibited under federal employment law. You might even be eligible for significant compensation if your claims of your employer’s wrongdoing prove to be true and the harm that they caused had been extensive.
We have three goals in mind when managing a whistleblower claim:
- Stop the wrongdoing
- Protect you from retaliation
- Collect any due compensation for you
To learn more about your rights as a whistleblower, request a free consultation with our firm today.
Reasons for Whistleblower Cases
For the most part, a whistleblower only reveals to the public or an agency of authority private information that would not otherwise come to the light. That is to say, a whistleblower usually only knows about the problem they want to report because they work for the party causing the issue or committing the wrongdoing. Information that is known to the public or could be easily found through a public search is generally not considered grounds for a “whistleblower” case.
Examples of issues usually brought forth in whistleblower claims are:
- Tax fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Intentional misinformation
- Insider trading
How Can a Whistleblower Claim Result in Compensation?
When a private employer defrauds the government, such as in a case involving tax fraud, a whistleblower can be rewarded for their intervention. Depending on the type of fraud being carried out by your employer, if you report it to the proper authorities, you could be provided a flat award amount or a percentage of the money recovered by the government. It is uncommon for government awards in whistleblower cases to be significant, and they do not apply to all cases.
However, you can also collect compensation through a whistleblower claim if your employer wrongfully retaliates against you for reporting their wrongdoing. A retaliation claim managed by our Austin whistleblower attorneys can seek fair compensation for the hardship you have endured and caused by retaliation. If you were terminated in retaliation, then we can even demand payments equal to the wages you should have earned had you not been fired.
While it is clearly important to do the right thing and stop moral wrongdoing or criminal activities carried out by your employer, our lawyers focus on you first and foremost. We carefully calculate the potential compensation you are deserved and fight in and out of court to secure every last penny for you. After all, brave whistleblowers deserve to be rewarded, which encourages others to speak up in the future.
We should discuss your case today. Call (512) 400-3278.
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We've Recovered Millions
$1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident
Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.
$350 Thousand Company Truck Collision
Our client was struck by a company truck that ran a red light at a busy intersection. *Net to client was $166,651.36.
$400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck
Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.
$100 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved
Our client was struck by a drunk driver in Round Rock, Texas. *Net to client was $51,113.04.
$115 Thousand Distracted Driver Caused Collision
A distracted driver failed to yield the right of way to our client, causing a collision. *Net to client was $25,035.44.
$132 Thousand Distracted Driver
Our client was the passenger in a vehicle struck by a distracted motorist who failed to yield the right of way at an intersection. *Net to client was $33,250.59.
$112.5 Thousand Truck Crash Into Building
A company driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a convenience store, injuring our client in the process. *Net to client was $30,259.56.
$82 Thousand T-Bone Collision
Our client had to be airlifted to the hospital as a result of a t-bone collision. *Net proceeds to client were $23,914.57.
$85 Thousand T-Bone Collision Resolved
Our client was t-boned by a distracted driver who ran a stop sign and required surgery for injuries sustained. *Attorney fees and expenses totaled $30,267.51.
$225 Thousand Collision With A Distracted Driver Operating An 18-Wheeler
Our client severely injured her back in the wreck and the driver did not have the required commercial driver's license needed to operate the truck. *Net proceeds to client were $89,737.54.