The VICP (The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) was established in 1986 to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse effects from certain vaccines. The VICP pays for the legal expenses associated with the claim and there is no financial risk to seek the services of an experienced vaccine attorney. We represent clients from around the country and would be glad to speak with you should you have any questions or concerns about a potential vaccine injury. There are 2 main ways in which entitlement to compensation are categorized under this program.
Vaccine Injury Table
The first way to gain entitlement to compensation under this program is through the occurrence of what is referred to as a “Table Injury”. The Vaccine Injury Table was created to help streamline the process of seeking compensation for those who have suffered injuries that are linked to certain vaccinations. The VICP has a table on which lists three requirements:
- The Vaccine covered in the program
- The Illness, Disability, Injury or Condition – that is commonly linked to the vaccine.
- The Time for first symptom or manifestation of onset or of significant aggravation after vaccine administration.
In other words, the table provides the petitioner who incurred one of the “illness, disability, injury, or conditions” first occurring within time specified between symptoms and receiving the vaccine. This table does not include all vaccines or all injuries. When an individual meets all three of these requirements specified in the table it is presumed that the causation is the vaccine.
Injuries not on the Vaccine Injury Table
As often happens, not all vaccines or injuries are included on the Vaccine Injury Table. Here is where Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC comes through for you. Our more than 30 years of experience have provided us with established relationships, not only with expert witnesses, but also with the court and the attorneys who represent the government. These relationships help us to provide you with the maximum benefit in the court and with compensation. Furthermore, we represent all children and adults injured and/or killed from all vaccines covered by the Vaccine Program.
The difference between Vaccine Table Injury and Off Table injuries is in the burden of proof. Additionally, the Table is revised from time to time. Recently, Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) and Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) were added to the Vaccine Injury Table, easing the process in certain cases.
If you or a loved one are claiming injury from an adverse reaction to a vaccine and want to file a claim in the vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) you must do so within 36 months of the first sign or symptom of your claimed injury. Failure to do so will result in your case being dismissed. Call 1-800-431-9776 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we listen, we care, we get results!