CLAIMING WORKER COMPENSATION FOR A SERIOUS ADVERSE REACTION FROM A COVID -19 VACCINE

CLAIMING WORKER COMPENSATION FOR A SERIOUS ADVERSE REACTION FROM A COVID -19 VACCINE

An employee may be entitled to workers compensation if they sustain an injury due to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine and the injury occurred in the course of employment.


Employees need to show that the employer has mandated the vaccine and has:

  • Recommended or organised the vaccination
  • Subsidized the vaccination

Despite making a claim through the Australian Vaccine Claims Scheme (discussed in our September 2021 article), it does not prevent you from lodging a claim from workers compensation claim.

However, employees will not be entitled to compensation if they suffer only mild symptoms. Only a significant reaction to the vaccine may be considered an injury.

Employees can make a claim at WorkSafe Victoria.

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