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Worker Can't Back Out of Settlement Based on Alleged Miscalculation of Lump-Sum Payment

Monday, August 15, 2022 | 0

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker could not back out of a settlement agreement based on his claim that the lump-sum payment it provided had been miscalculated. Case: Hymms v. Commonwealth (WCAB), No. 909 C.D. 2021, 08/11/2022, published. Facts and procedural history: James Hymms worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging he had fallen at work, hit his head on a wall and sustained a loss of hearing. Hymms was unrepresented at the time he filed his claim. After the commonwealth filed an answer denying t...

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