Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) are a growing concern for individuals and families who choose to vaccinate; and, as awareness of SIRVA grows, more patients who experience shoulder pain following their vaccinations are seeking to enforce their right to financial compensation. However, pursuing a claim for SIRVA compensation is not easy.
The federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recommends that you hire an attorney, and one of the first steps toward pursuing a claim is to gain a clear picture of your physical, financial and emotional harm.
Why? When it comes to seeking compensation for SIRVA, generally speaking, you only get one chance. If you file a claim without knowing how much you are entitled to recover, you will almost certainly receive less than you deserve. Once your case is over, your case is over. You cannot start over, and you cannot go back and ask for more.
Categories of “Damages” for Vaccine Shoulder Injury Claims
So, now that you know that calculating your losses is a top priority, how do you assess the full impact of your vaccine-related shoulder injury? The following categories of “damages” are available under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and an experienced vaccine lawyer will be able to help make sure you include all of your losses in your claim:
- Medical Bills – This includes past and future medical treatment costs, custodial care, rehabilitation and related expenses.
- Lost Earnings – If you are unable to work as a result of your vaccine shoulder injury, you are entitled to seek compensation for your lost income under the VICP.
- Pain and Suffering – Under the VICP, individuals who experience adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”), brachial neuritis, rotator cuff tears and other forms of SIRVA can collect up to $250,000 in compensation for their pain and suffering.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program currently has more than $3 billion available to compensate individuals with vaccine injuries. Since Congress established the program in 1988, it has paid more than $3.5 billion to thousands of claimants, many of whom have received six and seven-figure compensation awards.
No-Cost Legal Representation for Your SIRVA Vaccine Injury
Critically, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program also covers claimants’ legal fees (provided that their claims are filed on a reasonable basis and in good faith). Unlike other types of injury claims, when you file a vaccine injury claim, your attorneys’ fees do not reduce your financial recovery. As a result, hiring an experienced lawyer should come at no financial cost to you.
Learn More About Your Rights Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
If you would like more information about filing a compensation claim for SIRVA, contact the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery. Located in Washington D.C., we represent individuals and families nationwide in claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call (844) 789-2047 or tell us about your injury online today.