By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 30th May 2023. Welcome to this guide to laser hair removal burns claims. Whether your beautician has caused laser hair removal blisters due to negligence, or you’ve been burned badly, we could help you make a claim for compensation.
From slips and trips, to road traffic accidents, to workplace incidents… We are all aware of the most common types of personal injury claims. However, there are other incidents that are less common, yet just as important. One of these is beauty treatments that have gone wrong. In this guide, we will take a look at laser treatment in particular.
Laser treatments are increasing in popularity. There are lots of different types of laser treatments, from those designed to improve vision, to laser treatments to clear up acne or scars, to hair removal. Generally, these treatments go well, yet there are unfortunate instances whereby mistakes are made. If you have been the victim of a laser treatment that has gone wrong it is likely you will be entitled to compensation.
Here at Advice.co.uk, we can help you to get connected with the solicitor to get the compensation you deserve. We have years of experience when it comes to laser hair removal burn claims. Before you call 0161 696 9685 though, read on to discover everything you need to know about making this type of accident claim.
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- How Laser Hair Removal Could Go Wrong
- Compensation For Laser Hair Removal Burns
- Common Laser Hair Removal Burn And Negligence Injuries
- What Duty Of Care Am I Owed By A Clinician Or Beautician?
- Time Limits For Laser Hair Removal Burns And Negligence Claims
- Laser Hair Removal Burn Compensation – Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
Beauticians or clinics that offer procedures such as laser hair removal procedures owe a duty of care to their clients to reduce the risk of harm.
There are several ways in which a person could be harmed during a laser hair removal procedure. However, you would only be able to make a claim for compensation if you were injured due to a breach of duty of care.
To give you an example, if you were injured in a laser hair removal that had gone wrong for reasons such as:
- Incorrectly trained or incompetent staff
- Faulty machinery they had not properly tested.
- A failure to carry out a patch test.
Then what happened to you may you constitute as negligence. If you suffered injuries such as burns from your laser hair removal procedure, you could potentially claim compensation for your pain and suffering and any related financial losses.
Burns After Laser Hair Removal – Will I Need Evidence?
Following laser hair removal accidents, you will need to prove that your injuries were caused by negligence if you are to make a claim. You can improve your chances of success by gathering evidence to support your case.
Below, we have compiled a short list of examples for evidence you could present to establish that negligence caused your laser hair removal burns during treatment. However, it’s important to remember that this is not a complete list. There can be other forms of evidence too.
- Medical evidence – Some burns require medical treatment. If so, the extent of the burn and details pertaining to your treatment will be contained within your medical records. You have the right to request these at any time.
- Photographs – With laser hair removal burns, before and after photos would be useful. However, you may not have a photograph from before the beauty salon treatment. Make sure you take pictures of the burns to prove how severe they were at their peak.
- Witness contact details – For instance, there may have been others who have experienced similar injuries due to negligence committed by the same party. By submitting a written statement, they could help corroborate your claim.
Get in touch if you have any questions about burns after laser hair removal, and related claims.
Regardless of whether you have suffered major or minor burns from laser hair removal, you could make a claim if you can prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury.
Following a successful claim, general damages could compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured due to negligent laser hair removal, such as burn marks or scarring. Both physical and psychological injuries could be claimed for under general damages.
Below, we have created a table to help you gain a clearer idea of how much you could receive in general damages following a successful claim. The amounts listed have been taken from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG lists compensation brackets for various injuries at different severity levels. It is also used by many legal experts to help them value claims.
However, the compensation you receive may differ from those listed below. This is because the factors of your claim could affect how much you are awarded. So, please only use this table as a guide.
|Scarring to Other Parts of the Body
|Significant burns that cause a great degree of pain. Burns that cover over 40% of the body are likely to apply to the higher end of this bracket.
|Likely to exceed £104,830
|Scarring to Other Parts of the Body
|Lots of noticeable scars or a singular disfiguring scar to the arms/legs/back/chest/hands.
|£7,830 to £22,730
|Scarring to Other Parts of the Body
|Several superficial scars or a singular noticeable scar to the hands/arms/legs with a slight cosmetic deficit.
|£2,370 to £7,830
|Very Severe Facial Scarring
|A severe psychological reaction and disfiguring cosmetic effect. This bracket is applicable to younger claimants in their teens to early 30s.
|£29,780 to £97,330
|Less Severe Facial Scarring
|A significant psychological reaction with a substantial facial disfigurement.
|£17,960 to £48,420
|Significant Facial Scarring
|Plastic surgery will have reduced the worse of the effects and there will only be a slight cosmetic disability.
|£9,110 to £30,090
|Less Significant Facial Scarring
|Multiple smaller scars or one singular scar that does not significantly affect the person’s appearance.
|£3,950 to £13,740
|Trivial Facial Scarring
|There is only a minor effect.
|£1,710 to £3,530
|Moderate Psychiatric Damage
|The person will have made marked improvements after suffering with various problems.
|£5,860 to £19,070
|Less Severe Psychiatric Damage
|Various factors will affect how much is awarded, such as the length of the disability.
|£1,540 to £5,860
Your compensation settlement may also include special damages. Special damages compensate you for the financial losses you have suffered due to your injury. Some of the things that you could claim under special damages include:
- Medical costs.
- Loss of earnings.
- Travel expenses.
Providing evidence of these financial losses, such as bank statements and payslips, could help support your claim.
Contact our advisors today if you have any questions about claiming for a laser burn and the settlements you could potentially receive. Our team is available 24/7 to help you, and they can provide you with free legal advice.
There are many different injuries that could happen due to laser hair removal negligence. This includes the following:
- Psychologicall issues
- Tenderness on the skin
- Severe sensitivity on the skin
- Skin irritation
Laser Hair Removal Skin Blister Injury Claims
You can definitely make a claim for compensation if you have had blisters on your skin afterward. This can happen if the person carrying out the treatment has penetrated the skin too deeply. This would typically occur if the person was untrained or had inadequate training. If this has occurred, you definitely have the basis for a payout. Give us a call today for more information.
Laser Hair Removal Skin Burn Injury Claims
Can laser hair removal burn your skin? Similarly to blisters, you could experience a burn if the person carrying out the treatment has left the laser on the skin for too long and penetrated it. This would happen if the individual simply was not taking the correct level of care when carrying out the treatment, or if they had not received the right level of training. Either way, you will be able to claim for compensation if this has happened to you.
Laser Hair Removal Burns On Arms And Armpits
Laser hair removal is popular on the arms and armpit area. If you have experienced any sort of negligence during this treatment, you will be able to make a claim. There are many ways that laser hair removal can go wrong if it has not been carried out properly. This includes issues with skin pigmentation, causing an uneven skin tone, as well as blisters and burns and even nerve damage. No matter what has happened, whether you have experienced laser hair removal burns on your arms or any other injury, we will help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Laser Hair Removal Burns On Legs
Just like the arms, the legs have become a popular part of the body for laser hair removal. A lot of people prefer this because it is a lot more convenient. The impact of laser treatment can last for up to seven months, whereas shaving your legs may only last for a day or two. However, the benefits of laser hair removal treatment will be erased if the treatment has not been carried out properly. If this has occurred, and your skin has been scarred, burned, or you have experienced any other symptoms, call Advice.co.uk today to make a claim.
When you go for laser hair removal treatment at a beauty salon, your beautician or clinician should explain the treatment and they should go over any of the risks that are associated with it. This is a legal requirement under their ‘duty of care’ to you. They must also carry out the procedure in the correct manner, ensuring that you are not harmed during the process.
There are a number of rules and regulations in place governing the beauty and cosmetic sector, and if the salon has breached these regulations, you can make a claim.
The time limit can work differently under certain circumstances. For example, the time limit is paused for minors until their 18th birthday. Before that day comes, a claim could be made on the injured party’s behalf by a court-appointed litigation friend. A litigation friend may be a parent or guardian of the child, for example. If a claim has not been made by their 18th birthday, the injured party will have three years to start a claim from this date.
If the injured party lacks sufficient mental capacity to make a claim for laser burns, then the three-year time limit will be indefinitely suspended. In these circumstances, a litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf. If the injured party later regains sufficient mental capacity to make their own claim, and a claim hasn’t been made already, then the time limit will start from the date of recovery.
Get in touch with our team of advisors to see if you are within the time limit to start a personal injury claim for burns from laser hair removal.
A No Win No Fee lawyer could help you gather evidence to support your claim for a laser hair removal blister. Lawyers who work under this arrangement can offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is a type of No Win No Fee contract.
This usually means if your personal injury claim is not successful, you don’t pay them for their work. You also don’t typically pay for the services they provide upfront or during the course of your claim.
Our panel of expert lawyers could work with you on this basis. If you are ready to claim for burn marks from a laser hair removal and wish to connect with a lawyer you can trust, speak to our advisors and they could put you in touch.
Below are a few ways you can contact our friendly team to discuss seeking laser hair removal burn compensation.
- Call our free 24/7 advice line on 0161 696 9685
- Fill out a call back form on our contact us page
- Use the live support chat widget on your screen
Advice For Victims Of Beautician Negligence Including Laser Hair Removal Blisters
What the NHS says about laser hair removal – This page from the NHS might be of interest.
Scarring NHS – Another page from the NHS – this time about scarring.
A guide that provides a case study for a £32,000 compensation payout for hair loss and advice on when you could make a claim.
Thank you for reading our guide on laser hair removal burns. Get in touch for more information.