Employees in many different fields have specific rules and regulations they must follow as part of their day-to-day activities in the workplace. Employers are also required to follow certain laws and procedures as well, and if they engage in illegal or unlawful conduct, employees may report the behavior to the appropriate authorities. Unfortunately, many employers then take disciplinary action against the worker making the report, which could potentially include termination.
At the Montana law firm of Odegaard Kovacich Snipes, our lawyers will stand up for you in these whistleblower or qui tam cases. We understand how important your job is to you, and we will do everything that we can to protect your livelihood. Our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience and have received numerous awards and accolades for the results we have obtained for our past clients.
Many of these actions originate in the healthcare industry, and they concern Medicare and Medicaid payments. Doctors, clinics, or hospitals may submit bills that do not reflect the actual services rendered. They may double-bill Medicare or Medicaid, and pocket any extra money that is received.
Employees who report these wrongful acts, known as relators, have certain rights under federal law, specifically the False Claims Act. This act levies substantial penalties against an employer who takes an adverse employment action or retaliates against an employee who has reported the fraudulent conduct.
These are extremely complex cases that require the assistance of an experienced legal team. We have handled a number of these types of workplace claims, working closely with the U.S. Attorneys Office to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve.
We have developed a reputation as one of Montana's leading False Claims and qui tam firms. We are happy to work with individuals and associate with other firms regarding relator matters, False Claims Act claims, and qui tam cases. We know that you will have a lot of questions about your situation, and we are here to provide you with the guidance you need at each step.
If you have been terminated or disciplined for reporting your employer's wrongdoing, you may have claims for compensation. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the skilled and aggressive representation your claims demand. Contact Odegaard Kovacich Snipes today to schedule a free consultation.
In some cases, the insurance company will cut corners in order to avoid compensating you fully. At Odegaard Kovacich Snipes, we will fight to help you get the largest settlement possible. Our Montana construction accident lawyers are focused on assisting those in need in their cases. You may even be able to seek compensation from other parties who are partially responsible for your accident! Don't hesitate to talk about third-party claims with a lawyer at our firm.
Giving it all it takes to maximize our client’s recovery. Read our case results to see how we’ve recovered millions for injury victims. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, turn to a firm with a history of success.
It is critical that you work with an attorney who has the experience, knowledge, and skill to handle cases involving both commercial and personal vehicle accidents. And, it is critical you hire an attorney who knows, thoroughly, the injury laws in Montana.
We are proud to have represeneted some of the best clients and get their life back. See what our clients have to say!Client Testimonials
Must read and featured news and legal insights from Odegaard Kovacich Snipes.
Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits and Workers' Compensation Benefits?
If you are unable to work because of a work-related injury in Montana, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in addition to workers' compensation benefits. The relationship between these benefits can be complicated, here’s what you need to know.
Traffic Deaths Rise Despite Covid Lockdowns
Fatalities grew in 27 states in the first half of 2020, despite a large drop in traffic volume during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Most Common Questions With Maximum Medical Improvements (MMI)
At some point during your WC claim the medical providers you’ve seen for your injury will determine you are at maximum medical improvement ("MMI"). What does that mean and what does it mean for your WC claim?
Join our community and subscribe! Sign Up for Exclusive Legal Articles and Resources.