Vaccine Injury Claims Process

The vaccine injury claims process can be frustrating, complicated, and confusing if you don’t know what you’re dealing with.

Maybe you’re trying to figure out how to file a vaccine injury claim, searching for how long cases take to settle, determining what kind of vaccine injury compensation you may be entitled to, or trying to prove you’re suffering from SIRVA or another vaccine injury.

If any of this sounds familiar, we’ve got you covered!

Our vaccine injury lawyers at Sands Anderson are prepared to assess your unique situation and help you navigate the vaccine injury claims process.

What You Should Know About The Vaccine Injury Claim Process:

  • The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) compensates people injured by certain vaccines, like a flu shot, tetanus shot, or other vaccines.
  • The VICP protects healthcare workers against lawsuits and ensures continued vaccine use.
  • Vaccine injury claims must be filed through the United States Court of Federal Claims to receive compensation.
  • You don’t need an attorney to file a vaccine injury claim, but our lawyers can do it for you at no cost.

Are You Eligible To File A Vaccine Injury Claim?

  • You must file a claim within three years after symptoms begin.
  • Symptoms must have lasted at least six months after the vaccination or resulted in a hospital stay and surgery.
  • If you are responsible for the estate of someone who died from a vaccine injury, you must file within two years of their death or four years after the symptoms that resulted in death began.
If you have experienced an injury from a vaccine, take our free quiz to see if you’re eligible for compensation.

What Kind of Vaccine Injury Compensation Can You Receive?

Depending on your situation, vaccine injury compensation for losses not covered by your health insurance may cover:

  • Past and future lost earnings
  • Past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Past and future pain and suffering

The highest compensation available is $250,000.00. At Sands Anderson, we do everything we can to maximize your potential compensation. Click here to learn more about our case results.

What to Expect With Our Vaccine Injury Claims Process

If we find you’re eligible, here’s how we file your vaccine injury claim:

1. Build Your Case.

We review your medical records, which includes doctor notes, surgical history, or any other treatment related to your vaccine injury. We may hire experts—at our expense—to help with your case. This process could take several months

2. File Your Petition.

We file a petition on your behalf. If, after a review by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the petition meets the criteria for compensation, then you’ll find out how much you will receive.

3. Defend Your Claim.

If your claim is challenged and we can’t reach an agreement, we will defend you in a formal trial. Whenever possible, the trial will be in a federal courthouse near you, so you won’t need to travel. We may ask experts to testify on your behalf, at our expense.

4. Get Your Compensation

We take every step to get you what you deserve, as quickly as possible. If your claim is settled without a trial, it could take between one to two years from start to finish. If we go to trial, it could take three to four years or longer.

5. No Cost To You.

We pay to file the petition, prepare your claim, and defend you. Nothing comes out of your pocket! The VICP covers our fees, and these costs do not come out of any award you may receive. If you incur costs, such as for copying your medical records, keep your receipts and you will be reimbursed.

Why You Should Hire Us for Your Vaccine Injury Claim

Our vaccine injury lawyers know how to best help you navigate the vaccine injury claims process to obtain the compensation you deserve. We offer the personal attention and knowledge you need at no cost to you.

Am I eligible for vaccine injury compensation?