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£5,000 Compensation For Laser Hair Removal Burn On Back

Case Study: How Much Compensation For Laser Hair Removal Burn On Back

In this personal injury case study we are going to look at the case of Mr N (name has been abbreviated to protect privacy) who suffered a laser hair removal burn on back, after he suffered from laser hair removal negligence. The salon accepted liability for using an IPL machine negligently and he was awarded £5,000 in compensation in an out of court settlement.

This laser hair removal burn on back case was handled by a different law firm, but is illustrative of the types of cases we can conduct. We, Legal Expert are a well respected personal injury solicitor’s firm, who can handle compensation claims for laser hair removal burns and other injuries, caused by laser hair removal gone wrong. Have you experienced laser hair removal negligence at a salon or clinic, which caused you to become injured?  Then you might be owed thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 to see if you could make a legitimate claim and how much compensation you are owed.

What Are Laser Hair Removal Burns On Back

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Laser hair removal, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment are treatments for removing unwanted body hair. They work by targeting the hair follicle with a laser. As you can imagine, laser hair removal has to be used by a trained professional who knows how to operate a laser hair removal machine. If the beauty therapist or technician does not know how to use the machine, or acts negligently they can make an error such as applying too much laser heat, or using the wrong type of laser for the client’s skin type. This can result in the laser targeting the skin rather than the hair follicle, causing a laser hair removal blister or in more serious cases a laser hair removal burn.

Of course due to legislation such as the Occupiers’ Liability Act of 1957 businesses such as beauty salons and laser hair removal clinics have a duty of care under law towards protecting customers, staff and other persons who visit their premises. Therefore, if a customer experiences an injury such as a laser hair removal burn due to cosmetic negligence or substandard care, the salon may be able to be found liable for their injuries and will have to pay the client compensation.

What Laser Hair Removal Burns On The Back Did the Claimant Suffer?

Laser hair removal is treated over a series of sessions, as the hair follicle needs to be targeted several times in order to remove the hair on a semi-permanent level. Mr N, who was 35 years old at the time of his injuries, visited a beauty salon to remove the hair which grew on his back. The hair was dark and thick so he found it unsightly and wanted a solution that was more long lasting than waxing. When Mr N arrived at the beauty salon the beauty therapist failed to warn him of the risks of undergoing laser hair removal treatment, including the laser treatment injuries that can happen due to side effects or negligence. Some more serious side effects of laser hair removal treatment include laser hair removal blisters, bruising, bleeding and post treatment infections. Another risk of laser hair removal treatment is hyperpigmentation, which darkens the skin and hypopigmentation which lightens the skin. Darker skinned clients are more vulnerable to hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation injuries and can be increased by improper use of the laser hair removal equipment. Beauty salons and clinics that offer laser hair removal treatment have a legal responsibility to warn clients of the potential risks and side effects of laser hair removal treatment. What’s more, they also have a responsibility to conduct a risk assessment of using the laser hair removal machine, identify hazards that can put clients at risk such as not cleaning the skin properly before treatment, which can cause infections, and put control measures in place to reduce or mitigate these risks of laser treatment injuries .

Unfortunately Mr N was not warned of these risks before he underwent laser hair removal treatment. Because he was not forewarned and did not agree to take on these risks, the beauty salon automatically became liable liable for any injuries Mr N may suffer as a result of the treatment, due to negligence or not. Unfortunately during laser hair removal treatment Mr N suffered a superficial burn to his back. This took a month to heal and afterwards left him with hyperpigmentation. The whole experience was very painful and distressing for Mr N, and caused him psychological damage as an area of his body that already made him self conscious was now discoloured as well.

The Allegation Settlement In This Laser Hair Removal Burn On Back Case

In this case of compensation for a laser hair removal on the back, Mr N contacted an experienced personal injury solicitor who handled the claim. Mr N was able to provide plenty of evidence to support his claim such as photographic evidence, his medical report, receipts for expenses he had experienced associated with his injuries and evidence of days he had missed from his job, all helped the solicitor establish the extent of Mr N’s pain and suffering. Fortunately when the solicitor contacted the beauty salon about the laser treatment injury the beautician was aware of their laser hair removal negligence. They admitted to their laser hair removal mistakes, accepted liability and cooperated with the solicitor. They also agreed to improve health and safety conditions and staff training within their salon to avoid further incidents of laser hair removal gone wrong examples.

For his laser hair removal burn on back injury, for Mr N was awarded £5,000 in general damages, whcih accounted for the pain and suffering caused by his injuries, including the psychological damage. He was also compensated for days he had to take off work, medical expenses, additional travel expenses and money to help him regain his confidence after suffering hyperpigmentation on his back as a result of his laser hair removal burn.

No Win No Fee Compensation Claims for Laser Hair Removal Injuries Burns On The Back

Have you experienced cosmetic negligence during a laser hair removal treatment? In these circumstances you may be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in personal injury compensation. Clients often ask us “Can I sue for laser burns?” The answer is yes. Whether laser hair removal mistakes have led to you suffering a laser hair removal burn on your back, laser hair removal burns elsewhere, laser hair removal blister, a skin infection, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation injuries, we can help you claim compensation for your ordeal. Many clients worry about the cost of making a compensation claim for laser hair removal burns on their back or elsewhere. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to make a no win no fee claim. What does no win no fee mean? A no win no fee solicitor which we could provide will be able to offer you a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA). This type of agreement means that claimants will only pay legal fees when they win their compensation claim. For many people looking to claim compensation for laser hair removal burns, it is an option which can be much more affordable , as the solicitor’s payment comes out of the final settlement they are awarded. What’s more, using a no win no fee solicitor means that you only pay if your claim is won, so you won’t experience any potential risk of having ot pay for fees with no award. If you use a no win no fee solicitor, you will still receive the same high quality service as any other client, so it’s a win win situation.

If you wish to make a no win no fee claim for laser burns on your back, or any other part of your body then call Legal Expert for your free legal consultation. If your claim is legitimate, we will provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor, who will proceed with your claim as soon as possible.

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Why should you use Legal Expert, to claim compensation for laser and IPL burns which were caused by cosmetic negligence? Our personal injury solicitors have a great track record of successfully winning personal injury claims such as these, in fact, some of them have over 30 years experience so you’re bound to be in good hands. Our solicitors will always fight to get you the highest possible compensation settlement that you can claim and will be with you every step of the way. Call us today to see if you could have a legitimate claim. If there are grounds for compensation, we will estimate how much you could claim and find the right lawyer for your personal injury claim. Call us today to begin your compensation claim for your laser hair removal burn on your back.

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