I recently attended a clinic to have the hair on my legs removed using a laser, I was told to expect some mild discomfort afterwards but it would fade in a day. However I have been left with painful burns on both my lower kegs, am I entitled to claim for burning skin during laser hair removal?
The nature, severity and extent of your injuries are all factors that will affect your eligibility to make a compensation claim for burning skin during laser hair removal. Before you had the procedure it is likely you were warned about possible dangers such as mild irritation to your skin but if you have suffered burning it is possible something has gone wrong with the procedure and you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for burning skin during laser hair removal.
The technician may have carried out the process incorrectly or may not have received adequate training. It is also possible they did not carry out a thorough consultation with you to determine if you were suitable for this treatment.
Your first priority in the immediate aftermath of an accident should always be your health, not only will you limit the effect of any potential long-term injury by seeking care without delay, but it will also ensure that a record of your injury is made in your medical history which can then be used to support a potential compensation claim.
It is recommended that you take photographs of your injury and the machine which caused it as they can also be used as evidence if you pursue a claim for burning skin during laser hair removal.
Once you have received professional medical attention, you should record your injury in the business’ ‘Accident Report Book’ and also retain a copy for yourself. Once the record is made, the company may have to inform their insurance company about the accident as it is likely to be stipulated in their insurance policy. You may be approached by a direct or early offer of compensation from the insurance company soon after. It is important that you consult a personal injury solicitor about any direct offer you receive. This is due to the fact that the full value of your compensation claim will not yet be known and by accepting a direct offer of compensation, you risk being undercompensated for your injury and you cannot go back and ask for more.