The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
COMPENSATES people injured by vaccines.
Was your injury caused by a vaccine?
The first step in the VICP is the process of determining whether or not the injured person (claimant) is entitled to compensation. Establishing entitlement in Vaccine Injury cases means establishing that it is more likely than not that the vaccine caused the claimants injury. This is a legal principle called “causation”. Causation can be established by answering “yes” to the following two questions:
1. Can the vaccine cause the type of injury that is being claimed? If yes, move onto question 2.
2. Did the vaccine cause the cause the claimants injury in this specific case? If yes, then you have established causation and likely entitlement.
Step 2. Damages
Once entitlement is established the next step is determining the amount of damages. Damages can include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.