Last year in the United States, nearly a thousand whistleblower lawsuits were filed. This can involve fraud against the government or insurance companies. When an employee informs the authorities about their employer or a co-worker defrauding a company or the government. This can be in the form of kickbacks or bribes for contracts, or it can be making fraudulent insurance claims. It can seem like an incredible burden for the employee, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. We will uphold your rights, as whistleblowers often face retaliation from their workplace, or even outright discrimination.
A whistleblower can receive a portion of what is recovered in a lawsuit, up to 30 percent. You can also be compensated for any lost wages as a result of a whistleblower lawsuit. It is important to act quickly, though, as the government will only compensate the first person to file the complaint, provided they have specific evidence of the crime.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligence, call Lichtman & Associates today to be compensated for the damages incurred. Cases are dealt with on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay unless you are financially compensated.