The scheme will cover the costs of injuries $5,000 and above due to administration of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine or due to an adverse event that is considered to be caused by a COVID-19 vaccination. The recognised side effects to the COVID-19 vaccines are included in the approved Product Information and include thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine and myocarditis and pericarditis associated with the Pfizer vaccine.
For claims between $5,000 and $20,000, claimants need to have been hospitalised for at least one night, will need to nominate they are seeking less than $20,000 and provide applicable evidence of:
– the nature of the injury and medical documentation of its likely relationship to a COVID-19 vaccination
– hospitalisation, due to a vaccine-related injury
– medical costs
– lost wages.
The evidence requirements for claims $20,000 and over, including death, are still being developed and will be advised as part of additional information on the scheme in the future.
It is important to obtain legal advice should you suffer an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccination.
Please contact our compensation lawyers on our toll free number 1800 180 500 for more information.
Bernard McAuley, Solicitor
McAuley Hawach Lawyers
11 Fennell Street, Parramatta NSW 2124
Telephone: (02) 9633 1826 <tel:+0296331826>
Facsimile: (02) 9687 8114 (02) 9687 8114 <fax:+0296878114>
Web: www.mcauleyhawach.com.au <http://www.mcauleyhawach.com.au/>
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