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New York Workers' Compensation Lawyer Adnan Munawar Weighs-In on Arrest of California Beauty Pageant Contestant for Workers' Compensation Fraud

New York Workers' Compensation Lawyer Adnan Munawar, of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP comments on arrest of California woman who claimed workers' compensation benefits prior to competing in a beauty contest.

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman in California has been arrested for workers' compensation fraud after authorities saw video of her walking in high heels in a beauty pageant, reported Fox News (California Woman Arrested for Worker's Comp Fraud After Competing in Beauty Pageants, August 13, 2014). Shawna Lynn Parker reportedly claimed she was unable to work as a store clerk due to a foot injury that prevented her from being able to put any weight on her foot or wear shoes at all, but was then later spotted walking across a stage at the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix contest.

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Palmer then allegedly went back to a doctor and received crutches, only to compete in a second contest later. Byron Tucker, California's deputy insurance commissioner, was quoted as saying that social media made it not difficult to track down the fraud and make the arrest. Palmer was allegedly charged with three felony counts of defrauding an insurance company and could face up to one year in jail, three years probation, and restitution of $24,000.

"It never ceases to amaze me the things people think they can get away with," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "The audacity is takes to claim that one is unable to walk or wear shoes and then allow people to film her walking in high heels is simply incomprehensible. What is most unfortunate is that when people commit dishonest acts, it puts the integrity of the whole workers' compensation system into question, and claims can become that much harder for honest people who are injured on the job."

"Some states respond by making their claims processes more burdensome, which can prove to be quite difficult to navigate for someone who has never done it before, especially when he or she is injured. When you are hurt, you should contact an experienced attorney right away so you can get your benefits as quickly as possible and focus on your recovery. The added stress of fighting a claim on your own is overwhelming and placing your claim in the hands of the right expert can be one of the best decisions you could make. The consultation is free, and you only ever pay a fee if your claim is successful, so there is truly no reason not to pick up the phone and find out what your rights are under the law and how to protect them."

"If your or a loved one has suffered an injury or worse caused by the performance of a job, contact a New York Workers' Compensation lawyer to receive information about the workers' compensation claim process and get your claims started right away."

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Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP ("MLawfirm") is a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York City. Our team of highly qualified and skilled attorneys handles and represents clients in a wide range of legal areas including: Car/Auto Accidents, Bike Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Accidents, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice and No-Fault Collection/Litigation/Arbitration or Accidents. If you need legal help feel free to contact our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our clients. Because Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. One of our greatest strengths is that we are Trial Lawyers. That means we prepare client's case as if it is going to court and we use tireless effort to secure the best possible results for them. At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, a preeminent New York law firms, no case is too large or too small. Our attorneys treat all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our law firm and attorneys work hard to deliver the very best results to all of our clients. Do you have a legal issue? Do not hesitate to call for free consultation at (212)-400-4000.

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