The Phillips Lighting plant in Danville, PA will be closing by February 4, 2011. The closing will affect 84 employees, most of whom are part of the United Steelworkers Union. Phillips Lighting’s main office is in Somerset, New Jersey, with 42 other U.S. manufacturing plants.
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.
Source: ABC 36, www.wtvq.com, November 4, 2010