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Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

By Megan Black. Last Updated 25th January 2023. Welcome to our guide on how to claim for laser hair removal burns. Laser hair removal has fast become one of the most popular semi-permanent treatments. It eliminates unsightly/unwanted body hair, with more beauty salons and clinics offering the treatment to customers. Beauty professionals have a duty when it comes to keeping their clients safe throughout a laser treatment process. And they must ensure that clients are happy with the results.

Laser Hair Removal Burns

Laser Hair Removal Burns

Laser hair removal is a fast and effective method of ridding yourself of unsightly and unwanted body hair. More men and women than ever before now undergo the process, and in most cases, things go well. However, the process can also go disastrously wrong, leaving you with laser burns on your legs.

Even a slight laser burn can become infected, leaving a nasty scar even after being treated by a medical professional. If you suffer laser hair removal burns like these, then you could be entitled to file a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced together with any out of pocket expenses you incurred.

To find out more on how we make the process of filing a laser hair removal burn claim that much easier to understand, please click on the select a section below, or to speak to someone about starting your claim today, call us on 0800 073 8804.

To learn more about making a laser hair removal injury claim, you can also contact us through our website or send us your query using the Live Chat window.

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A Guide To Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs Compensation Claims

Laser hair removal burns on legs are not only painful, but they can leave unsightly scars too. With this type of hair removal process being one of the most popular with both men and women, it is hardly surprising that burn accidents happen either through lack of training or negligence on a beauty salon or technician.

Beauty salons have a duty of care to ensure that you remain safe throughout a laser hair removal procedure. By law, they must make sure you understand what the process entails. Beauty technicians must be correctly trained to use laser devices and carry out specific tests while assessing whether you can undergo laser hair removal.

Failure to carry out a patch test or explain what a laser treatment entails could result in you suffering a burn to your leg because the technician has not been sufficiently trained or negligent.

All beauty treatments carry some level of risk, including laser hair removal, and beauticians must inform clients of these risks before commencing treatment. Failure to do this and you suffer burns on your legs from laser hair removal. It could mean you would be entitled to file a claim for laser hair removal burn compensation.

Our team of personal injuries solicitors can establish whether you have a strong compensation claim. We can assist in securing the correct level of compensation for the laser burn injuries you sustained through no fault of your own and whether it’s the beauty salon or the technician who could be held responsible.

How The Treatment Works And How Can Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs Be Caused?

Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles by the use of laser light pulses. The laser devices and systems used in beauty salons and clinics throughout the UK are designed to pinpoint specific areas of a person’s body by sending out a concentrated beam. The beam of light is absorbed by skin pigment and damages hair follicles, so regrowth on a targeted skin area is that much slower. However, the beam of light should not affect any of the surrounding skin tissue or result in any laser hair removal burns.

The procedure is extremely popular because of all the benefits it offers to unwanted body hair. These benefits include the following:

  • Laser hair removal targets specific areas removing unwanted and/or unsightly hair without negatively impacting surrounding skin tissue.
  • The treatment is fast, allowing technicians to target larger areas of unwanted hair in the minimum amount of time. This includes your back and legs, which can be achieved in around one hour. Smaller areas, which include upper lips, can be treated in around one minute.
  • Occasionally, laser hair removal can achieve lasting results with no evident hair regrowth when you undergo 6 to 7 treatments, even though it is a semi-permanent hair removal treatment.

The graph below shows examples of treatment costs based on the body treated, as provided by the NHS.

Laser hair removal statistics graph

Laser hair removal statistics graph

Although there are many benefits to laser hair removal treatments, there are some downsides and side effects to consider too. These include:

  • Itchy skin
  • Redness around treated areas
  • Swelling around the affected areas

These side effects are not permanent and generally vanish two to three days after undergoing a laser hair removal treatment.

When things go wrong, it can result in you suffering laser hair removal burns on areas of your body that have been treated which includes laser burns on legs.

Burns and other injuries following laser hair removal are typically caused when the person operating the device is not correctly trained. Any improper use of a laser hair removal device can lead to injuries. With so many lasers, it’s essential that correct training is given to beauticians and other technicians before they work on clients.

Laser burns on legs are painful and are caused by improper use of a laser device by an untrained or negligent technician, which is why it’s important to seek out licensed technicians for this kind of procedure. If you have sustained burns from laser hair removal on your legs, you could be entitled to claim compensation from the beauty salon or the technician who carried out the procedure.

Our team of personal injury legal experts can help you through the process of filing a compensation claim for laser hair removal burns on your legs. We would assess your case, offering valuable advice on how to proceed should we think you have a strong case to claim compensation against a salon owner or the technician who carried out the procedure.

What To Do If You Suffer Burn From Laser Hair Removal

You could potentially make a claim if you have suffered from laser hair removal burn marks. However, you will need to prove that the medical professional performing the service breached their duty of care and that this caused you to suffer harm. There is evidence you could collect to help support your claim, such as:

  1. Photographs of your injuries, as these can be used as evidence that you suffered burns from laser hair removal.
  2. Evidence of a direct complaint made to the institution where the negligence occurred. Keep any correspondence you make with them, as this could help you prove liability within your claim.
  3. Medical evidence about your injuries. This could be a copy of your medical records following a doctor’s appointment, stating you have suffered from burns and the treatment you may have received for them.
  4. Keep any evidence of any financial losses you have suffered. For example, if you have had to pay for private medical treatment or travel costs to medical appointments, you could claim these expenses back. Keeping evidence of these financial losses could help support your claim, such as invoices and bank statements.

Contact our advisors today if you have any questions about making a claim for burning after laser hair removal. They could also offer you free legal advice regarding your specific claim. If they believe that you may be eligible for compensation, they could connect you with our experienced solicitors.

I Suffered Laser Hair Removal Burns On My Legs, What Compensation Can I Claim?

You can claim compensation following a laser hair removal treatment that resulted in painful burns on your legs. This includes the damages detailed below.

Can I Claim for Uneven Or Blotchy Skin After Laser Hair Removal Burns On My Legs?

Yes, you can because any discolouration to your skin caused through negligence or because a technician failed to tell you about any side effects associated with laser hair removal would entitle you to file a claim against a beauty salon or other beauty establishment.

Can I Claim For Scarring After Laser Hair Removal Burns On My Legs?

Yes, you can because although scarring is known to be a potential side effect of laser hair removal treatments, if the beauty technician who carried out your treatment was not sufficiently trained to use a laser device and/or failed to tell you about the side effects associated with laser treatments, you may be entitled to file for compensation for the scarring you sustained following your laser treatment.

Can I Claim For Blisters After Laser Hair Removal Burns On My Legs?

The answer is yes. That’s because blisters are from burns after a laser hair removal procedure by a beauty technician lacking training or showing negligence. Consequently, you could file a compensation claim against the salon or the technician for laser hair removal burns on the legs.

What Injuries Do Negligent Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs Commonly Lead To?

There are several injuries common for laser hair removal procedures that lead to slight and more severe injuries. Now, these could include:

  • Blistering and burns
  • Scarring
  • Blotchy and uneven skin tone
  • Infection
  • Laser burn marks on legs
  • A darkening of the skin – hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Slight bleeding that leads to scabbing
  • Bruising – more common in people with sensitive skin

Who Is Liable For The Burns Caused By Laser Hair Removal On My Legs?

Many people ask us, “who do I file my claim against” following an incident involving laser hair removal burns on legs they sustained during a treatment. The answer is that it depends on several factors, which are:

  • Your initial contact with a beauty salon/clinic
  • The expertise of a laser treatment technician/professional
  • The aftercare you receive following a laser hair removal treatment on your legs

Beauty professionals and technicians have a duty to keep you safe when undergoing laser hair removal. Under UK law, they must do the following before starting treatment:

  • Assess whether you are healthy and that your skin is in good condition
  • Inform you of what the laser procedure entails
  • Take in-depth notes of your medical history
  • Perform a patch test
  • Offer you the chance to change your mind if you have any concerns or doubts
  • Inform you of any side effects of laser hair removal
  • To only use correctly sterilised equipment and to use the correct techniques

If you suffer laser hair removal burns on your legs, we listen to the circumstances surrounding your injury. The end goal is to establish who is liable. That could be the beauty salon/clinic or the technician/professional performing your treatment.

With years of experience relating to laser burns on legs, we would assess your case and guide you through the process of filing a laser hair removal burn compensation claim for the type of burn you sustained, whether slight or more serious. We would include the financial and emotional cost of the laser burn treatment needed to get you back to where you were before the injury occurred.

What Adverse Reactions Could I Suffer When Having Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Most side effects are minor and typically disappear a few days after undergoing a laser hair removal procedure on your legs. These are:

  • Redness on the surrounding areas of your skin gradually fades away.
  • A slight irritation or swelling around hair follicles.
  • You may experience itching during a treatment.
  • A slight tingling or mild discomfort during treatment is more common in people with sensitive skin types.

Beauty technicians and professionals know how to prevent laser hair removal burns. However, anyone lacking sufficient training puts you at risk of suffering burns to your legs when undergoing laser hair removal.

Many people ask us can laser hair removal cause cancer? For the moment, no research carried out has established whether laser hair removal leads to cancer.

Now, there are potential side effects for laser hair removal. Therefore, beauty technicians and other beauty professionals have a duty of care to tell you about them. They must establish whether it is safe for you to undergo laser hair removal. This comes after learning if you suffer from any medical condition and/or if you take any medication.

Compensation Calculator For Laser Hair Removal Burns

If you have sustained laser hair removal burns due to negligence, then the compensation you receive could include general damages or special damages.

During a treatment such as laser hair removal, burn marks and other injuries may be sustained due to negligence. If so, general damages are to compensate you for the physical and psychological symptoms caused by your injury. Factors such as how severely you’re affected will influence the value of a general damages payment.

In the table below, you’ll find some guide figures that have been taken from a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Last updated in 2022, the JCG is a helpful resource used by professionals in the legal field when they are working out how much your general damages payment should be worth. The figures listed below do not mean you are guaranteed to receive that amount. They are merely guidance.

Injury Notes Amount
Scarring to Other Parts of the Body Significant burns that cover 40% or more of the body. Likely to exceed £104,830
Scarring to Other Parts of the Body A singular disfiguring scar or a number of noticeable scars to the back/chest/arms/hands/legs. £7,830 to £22,730
Scarring to Other Parts of the Body A minor cosmetic deficit due to several superficial scars or a singular noticeable scar to the lega/hands/arms. £2,370 to £7,830
Facial Disfigurement – Very Severe Scarring Applicable to young claimants in their teens to early 30s where the scarring has caused a severe psychological reaction and cosmetic deficit. £29,780 to £97,330
Facial Disfigurement – Less Severe Scarring A substantial facial disfigurement with a significant psychological reaction. £17,960 to £48,420
Facial Disfigurement – Significant Scarring Plastic surgery will have reduced the worst of the effects and leaving on a slight cosmetic disability. £9,110 to £30,090
Facial Disfigurement – Less Significant Scarring Multiple small scars, or one scar that not not majorly affect the person’s appearance. £3,950 to £13,740
Facial Disfigurement – Trivial Scarring The effect is only minor. £1,710 to £3,530
Psychiatric Damage Generally – Moderately Severe Despite an optimistic prognosis, the person if likely to suffer with various issues regarding daily life and maintaining relationships. £19,070 to £54,830
Psychiatric Damage Generally – Moderate Despite suffering with various issue regarding daily/working life, the person will have made marked improvements. £5,860 to £19,070

There is the possibility that your claim may also include special damages. If you have evidence of the expenditures and losses, this means that you could be awarded a sum to reimburse you for them.

This could include losses such as:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings/reduced income
  • Travel expenses

If you have sustained laser burns on the skin and wish to know if you could be eligible for compensation, reach out to our advisors for free guidance today.

No Win No Fee Compensation Claims For Laser Hair Removal Burns On The Legs

No Win No Fee arrangements exist so that everyone has access to legal assistance should they require it. When working with a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis, there are no upfront fees. Additionally, you are only responsible for covering your lawyer’s costs if you are awarded compensation.

Your solicitor is paid via a small percentage that is taken from your compensation amount. It is taken before your settlement reaches you, and the amount they take is kept small by law. If your claim is unsuccessful, then you won’t owe them a penny.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have a lawyer assist you in making a claim, we strongly recommend it. Without a No Win No Fee deal in place, you could be expected to pay expensive legal bills even if your claim is unsuccessful.

So, get in touch today if this method of making a claim sounds like it would suit you.

Why Use Legal Expert For Your Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs

We make it easier to file a compensation claim and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you rightly deserve. That’s due to our experience of working on many successful claims for clients in the past.

We offer the right advice needed if you suffer an injury whilst working as an agency worker. And we provide an estimate on the amount you may receive should your claim be successful.

You only pay if your case is successful when using a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor.

Contact Our Team Today

If you’ve suffered, laser hair removal burns claims are a possibility. You can call and speak with us today on 0800 073 8804, anytime, any day. We can also ring you back, which you can arrange by filling in a callback request form on our website.

You can also email us directly at office@legalexpert.co.uk to receive a prompt response.

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Laser hair removal burns FAQs

Do laser hair removal burns go away?

If the burn is minor, it could fade. Head to the NHS website or ask your doctor for advice if you’re concerned they will not go away. Or find out more if you wish to claim against the NHS for a similar injury.

How long do I have to make a laser hair removal burns claim?

Personal injury claims have 3-year time limits. This means you must claim within this period while you’re still eligible for compensation. Exceptions apply, but this is typically effective from the date of the incident or the date of injury knowledge.

Contact us today using the details above to learn more about how you could make a laser hair removal injury claim.

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