Hair removal claims

Laser hair removal is an increasingly popular procedure. If you have suffered an injury as a result of negligent hair removal, you could make a claim for compensation.

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What is a hair removal claim?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure using a laser or intense pulsed light that removes hair from the body. The light source heats and therefore destroys hair follicles, preventing hair growth. It is often used on the face, legs, underarms, arms, bikini line and chest.

It is generally a safe procedure but there can be side effects associated with this kind of hair removal. These include:

  • Scarring
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Blistering, swelling or bruising
  • Lightening or darkening of the skin
  • Burns
  • Infections

If you have suffered an injury as a result of substandard or negligent care during the procedure, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. This could be due to unqualified or inexperienced technicians carrying out the procedure or inappropriate equipment being used.

Why should I make a hair removal claim?

Hair removal procedures gone wrong can be considered medical negligence, so you have the right to have this acknowledged legally.

You have the right to compensation if you’ve been harmed due to poor treatment by your hair removal specialist. You may have suffered from any number of complications and injuries, including burns and scarring.

These injuries may require further medical procedures to correct. Claiming compensation could help you pay for these treatments, helping you recover faster.

If you have been injured, you may have had to take time off work during the recovery process. A successful claim could see compensation awarded to cover this loss. You could also have other financial losses – including travel to and from medical appointments – compensated for.

Is there a time limit for making a hair removal claim?

In most cases of medical negligence, you’ll have three years in which to make a claim. To make sure you don’t miss the deadline, you should act quickly and start the process of claiming as soon as you can.

There are some exceptions to the three-year deadline, though. For example, children can make a claim at any point until their 21st birthday. For more information on how long you have to claim, just get in touch with the team here at First4Lawyers.

How much compensation will I receive?

Without knowing exactly what you’ve gone through, it’s difficult to say what you might be entitled to. An initial consultation could give us a clearer idea of what you might be awarded for a successful claim, though.

Our compensation calculator can also give you a rough idea of what you might be entitled to.

I think I have a hair removal claim – what should I do?

If you think you have a hair removal claim, you should get in touch with First4Lawyers. Our friendly and compassionate claims advisors will help you decide on the best next steps for you. There’s no pressure and you’re under no obligation to proceed with anything.

To speak to us, just give us a call for free, request a call back or start your claim online.

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