On my face I have blistering following laser hair removal. As a result I’ve lost much of my confidence and I have a lot anxiety when it comes to going to work. Can I claim compensation?
Whether or not you can claim compensation for blistering following laser hair removal is going to depend on a number of factors. It will likely depend on how long you have had blistering for. Normal side effects of laser hair removal can include blistering as well as itching, swelling and redness. They generally last no longer than three days, so if you had this laser hair removal treatment fairly recently it isn’t likely that you have a viable claim.
However if this blistering seems to be a long term side effect then it could be a scarring issue and you should look into making a claim – however not before seeking professional medical attention. Your health should have been a top priority so as soon as you noticed the laser hair removal blistering side effect lasting longer than it should have. A professional medical opinion should have been sought. This also ensures that a record of the injury will be found in your medical history.
A laser hair removal injury can happen for a number of reasons. For instance, there are certain medical conditions which make laser hair removal inadvisable for some people. Examples of such conditions include hirsutism, herpes and psoriasis. If you have any of these conditions you should have informed the practitioner and also sought advice from your GP prior to seeking laser hair removal treatment.
If you have any of these conditions and failed to notify your laser hair removal practitioner then you could be considered to be partially liable for your condition. If your practitioner demonstrated negligence through failing to carry out a skin patch test prior to treatment or by using the wrong settings appropriate for your skin type, then you may have a viable claim. In this event you should maintain a diary outlining how the laser hair removal blistering has affected your confidence and thus impacted on your life and ability to work. This can be used to support your claim for blistering following laser hair removal.
It is recommended that you seek advice from a personal injury claims solicitor as soon as is practical. There are many factors which can complicate such injury claims, so consulting a solicitor will help you determine if you have a claim worth pursuing or not. If the solicitor considers your claim to have a reasonable likelihood of success, he or she may offer to represent you in your claim for compensation for blistering following laser hair removal.