Amongst the many types of beauty and cosmetic treatments you can receive today, laser hair removal may be one of the most effective. Laser hair removal treatment is, in its essence, a relatively simple procedure, but it has to be done by trained and skilled technicians. The problem, though, is that it is not properly regulated, even in the UK. This lack of regulation has resulted in more injuries such as laser burns and scarring, and this is where the right help comes in. If you have suffered from an injury due to laser hair removal treatment, here’s how to make sure you receive the proper compensation you deserve.
- Seek medical help right away
The first thing you should do is inform the technician, salon, or centre of your injury so they can have a record of it. If the injury occurs right after the procedure, you should let the technician know right away. Speak to the manager or supervisor if possible.
The next thing you should do is visit a medical professional and get treatment for the injury, especially if it is a painful burn or blister. Not only will this reduce the likelihood of an infection – it will also help you in your case and claim for compensation if you have the proper medical records.
- Gather and keep all the evidence
Once you have visited a medical professional, make sure you keep all the records or medical reports. This also includes keeping all your receipts and expenses, including your travel expenses to and from the clinic or hospital, as well as receipts for any medication you are taking or applying to the injury.
It is also important to take photos of the actual injury – whether they are laser hair removal burns, blisters, skin discolouration, or other types of injuries – on a regular basis, until it heals. Take a photo of the injury as soon as it happens, and take photos on a daily basis so you can show the extent of the injury and document your recovery. If there is any scarring that develops, the photos are exceedingly helpful as well.
- Consult with a good personal injury solicitor
The next best step you can take is to consult with a personal injury solicitor. A good solicitor will assess your case and see if you do have a right to a claim. They will evaluate all the evidence you have gathered and kept, and if they determine that you have a right to compensation, they can help you with the entire process from beginning to end. The solicitor, after assessing your injury, the length of recovery, the severity of the injury, its effect on your life and physical appearance, and its effect on your career, amongst others, can also then help you determine the amount of compensation you deserve.