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URGENT: The Filing Deadline for a Share of the BWC Settlement is October 22nd

Time is running out for employers to claim their share of the $420 million BWC settlement. Eligible employers have until October 22nd to file. If an eligible employer does not file for their share of the reimbursement, the money will be forfeited back to the BWC. A Columbus Dispatch article on Friday, October 17th reported that only 7% of the eligible employers have filed a claim for reimbursement.

Please, Please, Please – Do Not miss out on your opportunity to be reimbursed by the BWC.

For more information, please visit the class action settlement website at ohiobwclawsuit.com. Any questions can be directed to 1-844-322-8230 as well as an online question form available on the website.

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