Laser burns happen more often than you might like to think when it comes to the beauty industry – actually, it shouldn’t be surprising; the industry is still not sufficiently regulated, and this means that practically anyone is legally allowed to wield potentially dangerous equipment and claim they are a beauty professional. It’s sad, but it’s true, and this means accidents often do happen.
Laser treatment has become very popular because it’s relatively cheap, relatively painless, and semi-permanent. That is, of course, when things go according to plan. Have you ever been harmed or sustained injury due to laser treatment? Here’s your guide to laser burn claims: what to know and what to do.
Injuries due to laser treatment can vary depending on the kind of treatment you received, but here are some of the most common injuries people obtain when things go wrong:
- Burns – depending on the treatment, these can have various degrees
- Skin irritation
- Severe skin sensitivity that lasts for some time
- Scarring or deformations of a permanent nature
- Redness of the skin
- Psychological trauma or emotional injury due to scarring or long-lasting injuries
The proper procedures
There are certain issues that your beautician should present to you. Here are some of them:
- Your beautician should freely inform you of all the risks involved
- Your beautician should give you realistic expectations of the procedure and its results
- Your beautician should advice you of things to do before, during, and after the procedure.
What causes accidents
Often accidents are caused because you feel forced to go ahead with the procedure, even though you have doubts, or because you haven’t properly prepared for the procedure (due to lack of advice). It’s also common that accidents happen due to malpractice or the negligence of the beautician – such as using the wrong settings or performing the procedure incorrectly.
What you should do
If you feel you have been a victim through no fault of your own, remember that there are legal specialists – experienced beauty treatment solicitors – who often work on a No Win, No Fee basis and who can help you seek compensation. Never hesitate.
Here’s the important factor to remember: if you have ever sustained an injury due to laser treatment, it’s not just you and your health at stake – you have the duty to seek compensation because of two very important reasons. First of all, you deserve to file a claim simply because you have been a victim. Secondly, those responsible for the unfortunate incident should immediately cease their activities and make sure there are no other victims of similar incidents in the future. Those who are responsible should be held accountable. It’s only right.
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