Making a Laser Hair Removal Injury Claim
Find out how much your claim may be worth
Laser hair removal is a treatment which involves destroying hair follicles by sending a concentrated beam of light into the follicle to prevent the hair from growing back. This type of procedure can be carried out in a beauty salon or cosmetic surgery practice.
Some side effects of laser hair removal are to be expected ; however there are also some potential risks involved which could lead to serious personal injury if proper care is not taken when carrying out the treatment. If you have sustained an injury whilst receiving a laser hair removal procedure, you may be entitled to make a laser hair removal injury claim for compensation on a no win no fee basis.
Common Laser Hair Removal Injuries
Some mild temporary side effects, such as itching, swelling, and redness are common following this type of cosmetic procedure. It is unlikely that you would succeed in making a hair removal compensation claim for a very mild injury which you recovered from in a short period of time; however, if you suffer an injury which is more severe and lasts for a long period of time, you may be entitled to laser hair removal compensation if we can prove that there was some sort of negligence.
The most common laser hair removal claims which we have dealt with include:
- Laser hair removal burn claims for burns which have lead to long-lasting pain, blistering and scarring.
- Claims for infections following a laser hair removal beauty treatment.
- Claims for changes in skin pigmentation and texture.
- Excessive, pain, swelling and redness following the treatment.
If you have suffered an injury which has not been listed above, you may still be able to make a laser hair removal injury claim. Our specialist personal injury solicitors will be able to provide you with specialist advice and let you know if we think you have a claim.
Laser Hair Removal Injury Claim: Duty of Care
Any person or company carrying out laser hair removal procedures has a duty of care to their customers to take all reasonable steps to prevent and minimise the risk of injury due to the procedure. This duty of care means that all laser hair removal practitioners have a legal duty to do the following:
- Provide all clients with realistic expectations as to the results they should expect following the treatment.
- Carry out a patch test before providing the treatment.
- Thoroughly assess the health and skin conditions of the client to make sure that the laser hair removal treatment is not likely to injure or harm them.
- Request that all clients provide detailed information regarding their medical history to ensure that the laser hair removal will not pose a risk to health due to any condition.
- Ask clients about any doubts or concerns which they may have and provide them with the opportunity to change their mind.
- Provide clients with sufficient aftercare information and ensure they are educated on what to do if any issues arise following the treatment.
- Ensure all equipment is clean and sterile before carrying out the treatment.
- Ensure all equipment is in full working order and safe for use before carrying out the treatment.
- Ensure all staff are fully trained and competent for use of the laser hair removal equipment.
- Ensure that those who carry out laser hair removal treatment have extensive knowledge regarding all aspects of the treatment.
What Should You Do If You Suffered an Injury Due to Laser Hair Removal?
If you suffered a laser hair removal injury, you should contact the company who carried out your treatment to make them aware of the accident. Do not accept any offer of compensation from them before speaking to a solicitor and obtaining legal advice.
You should seek medical attention for your injury at you G.P. or a hospital so that your injuries can be adequately assessed and treated.
If you would like to discuss making a laser hair removal injury claim, contact us to speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors.
How Much is Your Laser Hair Removal Injury Worth?
The amount of compensation you receive will be split into two sections: general damages and special damages. General damage refers to the compensation payment you will receive for the pain suffering and loss of amenity you sustained as the result of your injuries.
The amount of general damages you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of time it will take for you to recover from your injuries, and the extent of any scarring. The body part affected will also be taken into consideration when calculating a valuation of your laser hair removal injuries.
Special damages refers to any additional losses incurred, such as care and assistance, travel expenses, loss of earnings and treatment costs.
We will negotiate a settlement with the Defendant based on our valuation of your injuries and special damages.
Why Choose Beacon Law to Handle your Laser Hair Removal Injury Claim?
Beacon Law is a Manchester-based Personal Injury law firm with a great reputation for providing exceptional service to all clients. Our specialist solicitors and legal professionals have vast experience in handling all types of personal injury claims. We have experience in dealing with all types of accident, including accidents at work, road traffic accidents and occupiers liability accidents.
We offer our assistance on a no win, no fee basis which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay our legal fees. If your claim is successful, our fees will be deducted from your compensation on conclusion of your case.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and can provide you with the legal advice you require as your personal injury lawyer. We will provide assistance throughout your case and act only within your instructions in progressing the matter.
If you require our assistance or wish to discuss your case, please complete the online contact form on our website, and a specialist Solicitor will contact you. Alternatively, you may call us on 0330 1332 857 to discuss your potential case.