If you have been injured on the job, contact a lawyer for workers immediately. Let them help you through the process to protect your rights before they even present you with a transaction offer or a compromise and unblocking. In addition to signing the agreement itself, the applicant may be asked to sign another document preventing them from discussing the matter with the media or other parties. They may also be required to sign a document stating that they do not have child support or arrears. You may be asked to sign a dismissal document from the employer. Injured worker testifies at Compromise and Release hearing about his understanding of contract terms. The judge has a limited role in a C&R proceeding. “But we just paid a $100,000 bill!” Unfortunately, the worker can assert these additional rights because they have not been duly released at the time of the workers` compensation. The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Rights recently ruled that a compromise and release agreement under the Pennsylvania Workers` Compensation Act covered only those issues that could legitimately be said to be in the parties` consideration at the time of their release.” Zuber v.
Boscov`s, No. 16-3217 (United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, notice submitted September 11, 2017). Indeed, the agreement concerned only claims for accidents at work and, as such, the comparison document was read only to prevent the worker from claiming additional funds in the context of an alleged right to an accident at work. . . .