Laser hair removal is so popular it would seem like it is completely without risk. After all, something so commonplace wouldn’t be dangerous, would it? Obviously laser hair removal is not a problem when it is carried out correctly, and the proper safety procedures are in place. But sometimes laser hair removal can go wrong. It can result in burns, scarring, or other medical issues. If you are injured after laser hair removal you will understandably be feeling distressed and in pain. Here’s what you can do to make a claim for compensation.
Problems Occurring With Laser Hair Removal
When laser hair removal is carried out by an experienced professional, there should be minimal side effects occurring. But sometimes a therapist is not qualified, or something goes wrong. Possible side effects include a laser burn, swelling and pain, itching, redness, blistering, loss of pigmentation in the skin, scarring, eye injuries, infection, and bruising. Some of these side effects are only temporary, but they can have long term health effects. If you have experienced a laser hair removal treatment that goes wrong you should first visit your GP to deal with any health consequences and then contact a specialist solicitor.
Making a Claim for Damages Resulting from Laser Hair Removal
It is important to contact a solicitor if you feel you have a claim for damages owing you. It is not always a simple matter to put through a claim, and it helps when a solicitor can explain to you the procedure and the issues you need to consider without the legal jargon. It should not cost you anything to bring a claim for damages due to laser hair removal injuries. The amount of compensation you will receive, should your claim be successful, will depend on the injuries you have sustained and how they have affected your life. In particular, consideration will be paid to how the injury has caused you financial loss as well as physical and psychological loss, for example in terms of loss of earnings. When thinking about making a claim, put together all the evidence you have concerning the treatment, your injuries, and how it has affected you. Keep bills related to expenditure for treatment, and details of how your working life has been affected and your earning potential. The more information you have, the more useful this will be for your solicitor.
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