Johnstown, Pennsylvania area defense contractor DRS Laurel Technologies plans on laying off 50 more employees. The plant had 900 workers in May of 2008, and has laid off 80 full-time employees. Employees who suffered a work injury, are currently working with medical restrictions and are laid off may be entitled to a reinstatement of workers’ compensation benefits. Your receipt of unemployment compensation does not hurt your rights to receive workers’ compensation, which is tax free and can last 11.6 years or longer. A Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney at Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., can help determine if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.