From shoulder injuries to prolonged neurological issues, people suffer from vaccine injuries year after year. While only a small portion of the population is affected, these incidents can be devastating. After all, vaccines are designed to give us a healthier future, not to change our lives for the worse. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or disease after a vaccine injection, you most likely want to seek justice for your medical expenses, pain, and lost wages. This justice is within reach. Thanks to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, you don’t have to sue anyone to receive compensation for your injury — not your health care provider, your workplace, the vaccine manufacturer, or even the pharmacist or nurse who administered your shot.
Here are six common questions about vaccine injury cases.
How can I file a claim without suing someone?
Vaccine injury claims are not like traditional lawsuits. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was designed by the U.S. Congress to help you recover in the rare occurrence of a vaccine injury. A portion of every vaccine’s tax is placed in a trust fund for these events. When you are faced with a vaccine injury, an attorney can help you to petition for some of the money from this fund.
What if I can’t afford an attorney to help me?
Not a problem! One of the best features of this program is the attorney fee coverage. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays attorney fees separately from your compensation award. This makes justice for affected families absolutely free — a well-deserved gift of justice after a challenging incident.
What can I get compensation for?
You may be eligible to receive compensation for your past medical bills and upcoming medical treatment needs, as well as rehabilitation. Some clients also receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. As mentioned above, all of your attorney fees will also be covered.
My loved one died after a vaccine injury. Can I get compensation?
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was not only designed for those recovering from vaccine injuries, it provides compensation for those who have lost family members as well. You could be awarded up to $250,000 for the untimely loss of your loved one.
Do I have a time limit?
It’s important to act quickly if you or a loved one is suffering from a vaccine injury. The time limit set by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is three years from the time you discover initial symptoms, or two years from the date of your family member’s death.
I want Ward Black Law’s help but I don’t live in NC. Will I have to travel?
Absolutely not! Our firm has assisted vaccine injury clients across the country. We understand you are going through a very challenging time and want you to focus on your recovery. From a distance, we can gather the details needed about your case and petition for funds from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program on your behalf.
If you are dealing with a vaccine injury, we encourage you to call us toll free at 1 (800) 531-9191. Remember, you deserve compensation, and you don’t have to sue anyone to get it. The benefits are there and waiting for people just like you. All you have to do is reach out to our experienced vaccine legal team for help with your vaccine injury claim.