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

How To Claim Compensation For Laser Hair Burns On Legs

Laser hair removal has fast become one of the most popular semi-permanent treatments that gets rid of unsightly/unwanted body hair, and more beauty salons and clinics offer the treatment to customers throughout the country. Beauty professionals have a duty when it comes to keeping their clients safe throughout a laser treatment process and to ensure that clients are happy with the results.

Laser Hair Removal Burns On LegsLaser 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 legs.

Even a slight laser burn can become infected, leaving a nasty scar even after you have been treated by a medical professional. If this has happened to you, then you could be entitled to file a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering your 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 burns on legs claim that much easier to understand, please click on the select a section below:

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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 the part of a beauty salon or technician.

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

All beauty treatments carry some level of risk which includes laser hair removal and beauticians must inform clients of these risks before commencing a treatment. Failure to do this and you suffer burns on 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 claim for compensation. We can assist when it comes to 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 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 area of skin is that much slower. The beam of light, however, should not affect any of the surrounding skin tissue.

The procedure is extremely popular because of all the benefits it offers when it comes 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 on your back and legs which can be achieved in around one hour. Smaller areas which includes 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

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

  • Itchy skin
  • Redness around a treated area
  • Swelling around a treated area

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

When things go wrong, it can result in you suffering laser 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 and with so many types of 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. If you have sustained laser hair removal burns on 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 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 Steps Should You Take If You Have Been Injured By Laser Hair Removal Burns On Your Legs?

When you suffer burns on legs from laser hair removal, there are certain steps you must take which strengthens your case and which would help prove your claim. These essential steps are as follows:

  • Take photos of your injuries: Burns from laser hair removal pictures provide photographic evidence of a laser burn provides proof of the injuries and burns you sustained having undergone a laser hair removal treatment
  • Get a medical report: It is also essential that your seek medical attention as early as possible. A doctor would thoroughly examine your burn and write an official report on the extent of damage that has been done to your skin and the recommended laser burn treatment needed to put things right which could include having to undergo plastic surgery
  • Obtain information on laser treatment procedure: Having all the relevant information on how a laser hair removal treatment was described to you by a clinic/salon/beauty technician helps establish liability. You should note down how your treatment was carried out which all helps prove a case
  • Keep all expenses: You must keep all receipts as proof of out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of sustaining laser hair removal leg burns. This includes travel costs to and from treatments, the cost of prescriptions, childcare expenses, fees incurred for counselling and loss of earnings which can include loss of future earnings when applicable

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

You can claim compensation following a laser hair removal treatment which 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 they 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, because blisters are a result of having been burned during a laser hair removal procedure that is typically carried out by a negligent or untrained beauty technician. Consequently, you may be entitled to file a compensation claim against the salon or the technician.

I got a burn following my laser hair removal, what should I do?

The answer is that you must inform the salon owner/manager of the incident immediately, then seek medical attention so you have an official medical report detailing your injuries. Next, you should seek legal advice by contacting us. We have extensive experience when it comes to laser hair removal burns on legs and can provide the necessary advice on whether you have a strong case to file a claim against the salon responsible for the burns you sustained during a laser hair removal procedure.

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

There are several injuries commonly associated with laser hair removal procedures that lead to slight and more severe injuries which are detailed below:

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

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

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

  • Your initial contact with a beauty salon/clinic
  • The expertise of a laser treatment technician/professional
  • The aftercare you were given 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 a treatment:

  • Assess whether you are healthy and that your skin is in good condition
  • Inform you of what the laser procedure entails
  • Take detailed 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 known side effects associated with laser hair removal
  • To only use correctly sterilised equipment and to use the correct techniques

If you suffered laser hair removal burns on legs, we would listen to the circumstances surrounding your injury with an end goal being to establish who would be held liable whether it’s the beauty salon/clinic or the technician/professional who carried out your treatment.

With years of experience relating to laser hair removal 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 injuries 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 Is The Best Way To Start A Laser Hair Burn On Legs Compensation Claim?

The best and most effective way of starting a laser hair removal burn on legs compensation claim is to seek legal advice from the word go. We offer a No Win No Fee service which allows you to begin a claim without any financial restrictions because no upfront fees are required for us to act on your behalf.

We also offer a free initial consultation which allows us to assess your case in detail. It also allows you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your laser burn injury. We are also in the best position to arrange for you to see a local doctor should this be necessary which would do at no extra cost.

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

Most side effects are minor and typically disappear a few days after you have undergone a laser hair removal procedure on your legs. These are detailed below:

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

Beauty technicians and professionals know how to prevent laser hair removal burns whereas anyone who is not sufficiently trained 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.

Because there are known side effects associated with laser hair removal, 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 after establishing whether you suffer from any sort of medical condition and/or if you are taking any medication.

Compensation Calculator For Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs

To find out how much compensation you could claim following a laser hair removal burn on legs, we would need to thoroughly look over your case bearing in mind that each and every case is unique. As such, we would provide an estimated figure on how much you might be awarded should a court rule in your favour. We base this estimate on our vast experience in dealing with personal injury claims and on amounts we successfully achieved for people who suffered laser hair removal burns on legs in the past.

Area of leg affectedTypical amount awardedNotes
Mental anguish £3,850Stress and anxiety experienced as a result of laser burn
Pain and suffering£1,100 to £220,000Amount based on the level of pain and suffering experienced
Minor scarring to leg£1, 980 to £6,545Where scarring is superficial or more noticeable
Severe scarring to the leg££6,545 to £19,002Amount awarded depends on how noticeable scars on leg
Mild psychological damage£1,280 to £4,890Amount awarded depends on how the damage affects sleep pattern and daily activities
Moderately severe psychological damage£4,895 to £15,950Amount awarded based on the psychological impact, and if surgery was required, the size and thickness of burns
Severe psychological damage£45,843 to £96,800Amount awarded depends on prognosis, the extent treatment is successful and how the damage impacts a person's daily life
Minor burn injuries£580 to £2,046Amount awarded based on recovery time
Loss of anticipated income£11,000 to £440,000Amount awarded based on a claimants projected future earnings
Loss of benefits£5,500 to £550,000Amount awarded based on a claimants actual lost income with a possibility of a higher maximum payout

When it comes to what you can claim for, this can be broken down as follows:

  • Medical costs: You are entitled to claim for the cost of any treatment you needed, the cost of prescriptions and counselling when needed
  • General damages: You are entitled to claim for the pain and psychological suffering you endured as a result of the incident
  • Travel costs: You are entitled to claim any expenses you incur for travelling to and from the place you are being treated. You would also be entitled to include any vehicle adaptions needed and/or alternative transport when needed
  • Care costs: Should you need to employ the services of someone to help you around the home, the person you employ would be entitled to file a “care claim”
  • Loss of income: You are entitled to claim for any loss of income you incur providing you can prove it was as a direct result of your injury

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

Obtaining legal advice can seem to costly for some people and which prevents them from making a claim which could see them being awarded the compensation they rightly deserve following an injury suffered through no fault of their own. The No Win, No Fee system is the current answer to that problem. These days, most injury solicitors will offer to take on your case on a No Win, No Fee basis. Solicitors will accept the risk and as a return, the client will only pay a fee when the claim is successful. Should there be an unsuccessful outcome, the client will not pay anything at all.

A No Win No Fee solicitor recovers the costs incurred directly from the compensation awarded which is a percentage amount that is usually agreed prior to starting the clients claim. A Condition Fee Agreement (CFA) details the percentage a client would have to pay, but only if the case is successful. The CFA is a legally binding document between the solicitor and their client.

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

We make it easier to file a claim for compensation and ensure you are awarded the maximum compensation you rightly deserve having worked on many successful claims for clients in the past.

We offer the right sort of advice needed if you suffer an injury whilst working as an agency worker and provide an estimate on the amount you may be awarded should your claim be successful.

You only pay if your case is successful when you choose to work with a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor.

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Useful Links

Laser Hair Removal Burns Compensation Claims Guide

If you have experienced a burn from a laser hair removal contact us for free advice.

Burn Injury Claims

For different types of burn injuries you could visit this page for more information.

The link below takes you to the Government website where you will find a lot of valuable information about claiming compensation and financial loss.

www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-compensation-for-injury-or-financial-loss

The link below takes you to the Government website that offers valuable advice on a beauty salon’s duty of care.

www.copeland.gov.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/beauty_industry_advice.pdf

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