Tampa Woman Commits Workers’ Comp Fraud

Workers comp attorneys

TAMPA, FLORIDA-Sheyla Veronica White, a 51-year-old receptionist at Cinque Terre Energy Partners, faced serious charges after attempting to gain workers’ compensation for her injure herself on camera.

In July 2015, White filed a injury claim stating that when a sprinkler head from the ceiling fell, the head bounced off the desk and hit her in the forehead. She was seeking $6,540.36. However, when the company’s insurer investigated, he found this video that says something different.

If you watch the video, you will see that the broken piece fell behind the computer and sat there. White then looked at it intently, concocting her following actions. She picked the piece up from behind the computer and hit herself in the face. It is safe to say that White did not get her settlement. Instead, she was arrested, charged with 2 counts of workers comp fraud, and sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Do not think you can fool your company or their insurance partner. Workers’ Comp Insurance Investigators take their jobs seriously and do not want to pay unless they are 100% sure they are liable. You will get caught whether it is before or after you receive your money. Because of cases like these, premiums have gone up significantly since then.

Tripp Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that will reject any fraudulent claims, so we can focus on real cases helping people in need.

If you, your child, or another loved one were in a personal injury accident, call TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law at (727) 398-2900 in Pinellas/Pasco/Polk/Orange/Osceola/Seminole County, for an immediate, confidential case evaluation. There is NO Fee and NO Costs if we do not obtain a Recover for YOU!

At the TRIPP LAW FIRM, we have the necessary experience to protect you and your family’s legal rights and pursue the appropriate damages. Don’t hesitate to call us. We answer our phones 24/7/365. The injury law team and staff private investigators at the TRIPP LAW FIRM are ready on a moment’s notice.

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Phillips, Doug. “Woman Seen Hitting Herself with Fallen Sprinkler Piece Highlights Fraud Case.” Sun Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 5 June 2018, https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-sb-fake-injury-claim-20170505-story.html.

Relevant Practice Areas

Workers Comp Attorney, On-the-job accidents

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