By Olivia Francis. Last Updated 11th February 2021. Welcome to our guide to claiming laser hair removal compensation. Laser hair removal has become exceptionally popular over the last few years. This is a cosmetic procedure that involves using an intense pulsed light or a powerful laser to get rid of unwanted hair. This is a safe procedure that involves destroying hair follicles in the skin by heating them using the light source, and this will disrupt hair growth so that it does not come back. Clinics providing this treatment need to adhere to rigorous health and safety standards. Despite this, there are cases whereby injuries have happened because the treatment has not been carried out correctly, the person providing the treatment has not received the correct training, they have acted negligently, or they have used the incorrect laser.
If you have been injured because of a laser hair removal treatment that has gone wrong, you could be entitled to compensation. However, you do not get a second chance to make a claim for laser hair removal burns compensation, which is why it’s important to begin working with the best professionals as soon as possible.
This is where we come in. At Accident Claims UK, we have helped many people to get the compensation that they deserve for their personal injuries, including injuries that have been sustained during laser hair removal treatment. With this in mind, please read on to learn more about these types of claims. If you have any more questions, you can find our contact information at the end of this guide.
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- A complete guide to laser hair removal burns compensation
- What are laser hair removal burns?
- What you should do if you suffer laser hair removal burns
- What restrictions are there on people offering laser hair removal?
- I see some scarring after a laser hair removal treatment – could I claim?
- I have developed skin blisters following laser hair removal – what can I do?
- What common problems are there with laser hair removal?
- The damage from laser hair removal burns on my skin can’t be reversed – can I get compensation?
- Beginning laser hair removal burns claims – what do I need to know?
- Types of compensation available for laser hair removal burns claims
- How much of a compensation payout would I get from laser hair removal burns claims?
- All about laser hair removal burns No Win No Fee claims
- How Accident Claims can assist with laser hair removal burns claims
- Getting started with AccidentClaims.co.uk
You may be asking; can I sue for laser burns?
If you have sustained burns after or during laser hair removal treatment, you could be able to make a claim for compensation as long as you can prove that the person carrying out the treatment was to blame. In this guide to claiming laser hair removal compensation, we’ll talk you through how you could get the payout that you deserve.
There are a number of different ways that a beauty salon or clinic could be responsible for burns sustained during laser hair removal treatment. Reasons range from failing to maintain equipment properly to failing to conduct the correct health and safety assessments for the procedure.
If you are interested in making a claim for laser hair removal treatment burns, you can find all of the information that you need to know in this guide. This includes information such as:
- How to make a laser hair removal injury claim
- What damage you can claim for
- How much compensation you could be entitled to receive
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that has become exceptionally popular over the past few years. It is suitable for anyone who wants to get rid of excessive hair, yet it is most effective on women that have dark hair and pale skin. It is not as effective for women with dark skin. It is seen as a much better alternative to waxing, tweezing, and shaving because it is a more permanent option. This is because the pigments in the hair follicles are destroyed by the light that is emitted from the laser, which destroys the hair.
There are many benefits associated with laser hair removal treatment when it is carried out effectively. This includes the speed at which the laser operates as well as the precision, enabling lasers to selectively target hairs that are especially coarse and dark without leaving any damage to the skin surrounding the hair. However, if laser hair removal treatment is not carried out as it should be, this is when injuries can happen. If the person using the laser does not operate it properly, for example, if they leave it on the same patch of skin for too long, this can result in burns. Burns can also happen if the equipment has not been maintained correctly or if you have been accepted for laser treatment when your skin is not suitable. This highlights why is so important to choose a laser hair removal treatment centre with care.
If you have been the victim of laser hair removal burns, the first thing that you need to do is make sure you seek medical advice. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best treatment for the burns. Not only this but getting medical treatment is imperative if you do decide that you want to make a claim for laser hair removal compensation. This is because the medical report that is put together by your doctor, or any medical professional that assessed your burns, will be used to determine how much compensation you are entitled to.
Aside from this, there are several different ways that you can gather evidence to ensure that you will have a strong case for compensation. This includes taking photographs of the burns on your skin, as well as writing down what has happened so that you do not forget any important details later on. If anyone was with you when you received the laser hair removal treatment, make sure you make a note of their contact details because witness statements can also be a great source of evidence.
Once you have done all of this, please call our team at Accident Claims UK. Do not suffer in silence. Not only can laser hair removal burns cause a lot of physical pain from the physical injury that you sustained, but there can also be psychological damages as well. The person in question may suffer from a lack of confidence because of their burns, which can manifest into problems in their work life and their social life suffers too. When you make a claim, it is important to realise that you can claim for both the physical and psychological damages.
When you are looking for someone to carry out laser hair removal treatment, it is important to recognise that this individual needs to have a minimum of an NVQ 3 qualification or the equivalent. If they do not have this certificate and they have provided you with your treatment which you were then injured as a consequence of, you could be able to make a claim.
Moreover, it is important to make sure that the individual has a current registration on the Healthcare Certificate.
They must have also attended a laser safety study day and have training on the laser equipment they are using. Such professionals are also advised to have a general health and safety awareness, as well as training in first aid and basic CPR.
There are a number of different reasons why scarring may occur after you have had laser hair removal treatment. This includes your skins ability to heal, medication, the experience of the practitioner, the suitability of the treatment, and the suitability of your skin type.
Before you have laser hair removal treatment, the practitioner should assess your skin to make sure that it is suitable. For example, if you suffer from hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation, you will not be suitable for laser hair removal treatment. If your practitioner has allowed you to have this treatment while knowing that you suffer from a condition such as this, he or she has acted negligently. In such a case, you could have grounds to launch a laser hair removal compensation claim against them.
The best thing to do if you have noticed scarring is to visit a healthcare professional. This way, they can carry out an assessment and determine why the scarring has occured. This will then enable you to determine whether you have a basis for a compensation claim.
Suffering from skin blisters after laser hair removal treatment can be incredibly worrying. You need to get medical attention as soon as possible so that your doctor can assess the issue and determine the severity of the blisters. He or she will also be able to advise on the best treatment. Once you have done this, you should give us a call to discuss the prospect of making a claim for what has happened to you.
While laser hair removal treatment is considered safe, there are a number of complications that can happen. Most of these side effects are extremely rare and only tend to occur if the treatment has been carried out incorrectly. So, let’s take a look at some of the side effects in further detail:
- General skin surface burns
- Erythema ab igne – a skin reaction that can be caused by repeated or prolonged exposure to the laser
- Libido reticularis – a rare condition that can be caused by laser hair removal treatment, which causes the skin to become mottled
- Bruising – this can last up to 15 days
- Excessive swelling – this can last up to a week
- Lightening or darkening of the skin – this can last for a few months afterwards
- Skin blistering – this can take up to 10 days to heal
You may be asking; do scars from laser hair removal go away?
Unfortunately, they can’t always be reversed. However, if this has happened to you, you could make a laser hair removal compensation claim.
When it comes to visible skin burns that cannot be reversed, the person suffering from this condition can experience a lot of psychological trauma as well as physical trauma. This can affect the individual’s self-confidence and consequently, they may struggle to go about their daily life as they used to. They may find that they stop socialising because they feel embarrassed about their burns or they may be scared to go out in public because they feel like everyone is looking at them.
Burns can also have an impact on careers as well. For example, if you are in the modelling industry, the accident that you have been involved in may have a serious impact on your ability to work.
These are all the sorts of things that will be taken into consideration when you make a claim and you could receive compensation for this sort of trauma.
There are a few things that you need to know when making this type of claim. The first thing that you need to be aware of is the fact that you should not feel guilty for pursuing such a claim. Not only is it right that you get the conversation you deserve, but also you could be saving someone else from suffering the same fate as you, as you may force the salon to change their procedures so that they are safer. You should also not fear that you might be putting someone out of business. This is incredibly unlikely because all businesses are required to have insurance in place to cover circumstances like this.
If you give us a call regarding your claim, you can get free advice and you will be given a solicitor that covers your area. You do not need to have a solicitor that is local to you because claims can be handled over the phone, email and even face to face. This means that rather than having a solicitor that is merely convenient, you can benefit from the best solicitor for you. This will ideally be a lawyer with specific experience in laser hair removal burn claims.
There are a number of different damages that you will be able to claim for when you launch your laser hair removal treatment burn claim. This includes general damages, which cover the pain and suffering you have experienced physically. You can also claim for any psychological trauma you have been subject to.
Aside from this, you can claim for any costs that you have faced because of the accident you were involved in by claiming special damages. This could be a loss of earnings, as well as medical costs, travel costs, childcare costs, and the cost of receiving counselling.
One thing that it is important to be aware of is the fact that every single personal injury claim is handled on an individual basis. This is good because this means you should get the amount of compensation that you deserve for the accident you have been involved in. As such, this means that it is impossible to tell you exactly what amount of compensation you will get once you make a claim. The only way to find out is to go ahead and do so.
If a solicitor promises that they can award you a certain amount of money, we are afraid that they are bending the truth to try and get you to use their service. We will never promise you a certain figure. However, we can still give you a good understanding of the sort of laser hair removal burns compensation you are looking at by drawing on the figures that have been secured for cases similar to yours in the past. If you look at the table below, you will be able to see the typical laser burn settlements for different types of burns. Hopefully, this will give you a better understanding of how much money you will get for your case.
|Injury Type||Typical Award Bracket||Any Further Information|
|Trivial facial scaring||£1,600 to £3,310||Minor impact.|
|Less significant facial scaring||£3,710 to £12,900||Small scars or one scar that can be disguised.|
|Significant facial scaring||£8,550 to £28,240||Plastic surgery has reduced the worst effects, however there may still be a level of cosmetic disability.|
|Less severe facial scaring||£16,860 to £45,440||Substantial disfigurement. Psychological impact.|
|Very severe facial scaring||£27,940 to £91,350||Severe psychological impact. Very disfiguring cosmetic impact. Usually for relatively young women.|
|Scarring to other parts of the body||Likely to exceed £98,380||The amount is based on the psychological impact, as well as if surgery has been needed, the size and thickness of the burns, and how much of the body is impacted.|
|Minor cosmetic defect||£2,220 to £7,350||One or several scars on the hands, arms, or legs.|
No doubt you will want to know how much money it is going to cost you to launch a claim for the burns that you have experienced. It is important to realise that solicitors work to different payment structures.
We are proud to only offer a No Win No Fee service. A type of service such as ours means that you are financially protected when you launch a claim. This is because you will only have to pay if your claim results in a payout for you. This legal fee you pay will come directly from the compensation you have received. Specifically, a percentage that has been agreed on between you and your lawyer beforehand will be deducted.
If for some reason your case is not successful and you do not get the compensation you were hoping for, you will not be required to pay for the service you received. This means that you are not going to find yourself in a horrific position whereby you need to fund the legal service you received but have no compensation to do so.
We can provide you with solicitors that have experience with laser hair scarring claims specifically. This will be a solicitor that has successfully secured compensation for personal injury victims like you many times before. This will take the strain off you, as you will not have to go through lots of different avenues to find the most appropriate person to fight your compensation battle. If that was not enough, we have much experience in the industry and we always treat our customers well.
We handle every case with complete confidentiality, and we are always here should you need any questions answered or if you are worried about your case. You only need to look at our reputation in the industry and the great feedback that we have received from our consumers to recognise that we are the number one choice for accident claims within the United Kingdom.
Hopefully, you now have all of the information that you need covering laser hair removal compensation claims. If you have any questions, our team are ready and waiting to help you. Or if you are ready to start your claim, they can also advise your next steps and even match you with the right solicitor for your needs.
All you need to do is give us a call today on 0800 073 8801.
This link takes you to the NHS page covering laser hair removal. You will find lots of useful information regarding the treatment itself, including how it is carried out, what you should expect afterwards, and what you should do if you experience any sort of problems.
This link takes you to the UK Government Health and Safety Executive website. You will find information on the Beauty Sector Strategy 2012 – 2015. This includes details about health and safety issues and how to combat them.
This link takes you to an official publication from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority regarding lasers and intense light sources.
Laser Hair Removal Compensation FAQs
Before ending our guide to claiming laser hair removal compensation, we’ll take a look at some frequently asked questions from prospective claimants.
Can I sue for laser hair removal?
If you’ve sustained injury as a result of laser hair removal treatment, you could be entitled to compensation. Providing you can prove that those responsible for safely carrying out the procedure failed to do so, then you could have grounds to make a personal injury claim against them.
Do laser hair removal burns go away?
In many cases, laser hair removal treatments can go wrong and result in burns. On top of being physically painful, this can cause mental distress for the victim. With an ability to impact anything from your self-confidence to your quality of life, these burns can leave permanent scarring in many cases.
If you’d like to be compensated for the pain and suffering caused by laser hair removal burns and subsequent scarring, please get in touch with us today. We can assess your situation and tell you whether you could claim. What’s more, we’ll offer our panel of personal injury lawyers to assist you through the claims process and see that you win the compensation that you deserve.
Thank you for reading our guide to claiming laser hair removal compensation.