The short answer is “yes.” The better question is “should I file a claim without a lawyer?” The answer is “absolutely not.” When the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was started many years ago, it was supposed to be a quick and easy way for persons hurt from vaccines to file a claim and receive compensation. Those days are long gone.
Now, a claim for compensation is complicated and is the same as a lawsuit. Most claims are opposed, and the government is represented by lawyers who contest them. Those lawyers work only on vaccine injury claims. The decisions on claims are made by special masters, who act like judges in a lawsuit. They are assigned only to vaccine injury claims. All of this means that if the person making the claim is not represented by a lawyer, they are at a disadvantage.
As lawyers who represent clients in the Program, Vaccine Injury Pros have the same knowledge and experience as the lawyers representing the government. And most importantly, if we are able to take your case, you do not pay us. Nothing. No fees. No costs. This means that if you recover compensation for your injury, you do not pay us from that recovery.
You can contact us about a possible Vaccine Injury by visiting our Contact page. And you can learn more about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and our firm's representation of persons with possible Vaccine Injury claims by visiting the Vaccine Injury page and reading other postings found under our Blog tab.