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Have You Been Injured by a Skin Treatment…

The results from skin treatments such as chemical peels can be obvious and striking. If things go wrong the results can be highly destructive. Poor treatment can leave lasting scarring and unsightly pigmentation. The procedure essentially strips away the upper layers of the skin and in so doing removes sun damaged areas and fine lines, acne scars etc. It is this essentially destructive product that is at the heart of peel. It is the reason why a skin treatment claim is usually begun.

Firstly, it is essential that the beautician understands what the best and most suitable treatment is for you as a subject. This means that the correct type of chemical is used for your skin type. If not then side effects can manifest themselves as redness of the skin, allergic reactions, infections and even permanent scarring. 

How Do I Avoid a Poor Chemical Peel? 

The problem users of chemical peels and other treatments have to get over is that there is no registration of  technicians who are performing these treatments. That means that there is no National Guidance on standards or training. Essentially, it is impossible to know if the person you are entrusting with your appearance is a experienced and capable practitioner or a complete novice. An independent review into the regulations of cosmetic interventions has been commissioned by the Department of Health in England. It calls for the registration of people who are authorised to carry out these non-surgical procedures. For now though it would seem that you are very much on your own. Inevitably in such an environment, mistakes happen and serious injuries are inflicted. As with all such treatments it has to be remembered that the costs of the treatment may well be refunded promptly however, you are entitled to much more than this, you may for instance need future plastic surgery etc.  Call today to speak to a Solicitor specialist about your skin treatment claim.

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Is it worth pursuing a skin treatment claim?

The answer of course is entirely dependent on the seriousness of the injury.

In recent years the Judicial Studies College, who publish guidelines for compensation amounts for judges have indicated that the differences between male and female scarring should be reduced and everyone should get the same amounts, however, in practice it is certainly the case that the courts are much more sympathetic to female scarring. In simple terms if the long term damage is minimal and scarring is “barely noticeable” then there is likely to be an award between £1000 – £2500.00. In cases where the scars are visible on “close inspection” then you can expect between £3000.00 and £10,000.00, where the scarring is visible at conversational distances then £13,000.00 – £22,000.00. Disfigurement that is permanent is likely to be in the £26, 000 – £36,000 and the most serious cases up to £75,000. Ultimately this is just for scarring and doesn’t cover corrective surgery, psychological harm. loss of earnings and other expenses. 

The skin is more than just a cover for our organs, it is an organ in its own right responsible for multiple processes to keep us healthy.

To discuss whether you have a skin treatment claim and if it is worth pursuing you will first, need to contact a Solicitor who specialises in medical claims. These actions are usually complex in that they involve a lot of technical argument and knowledge of the biological processes underlying the injury. They also require a detailed awareness of what might be necessary to put the injury right. This could include corrective surgery, or reversal procedures administered by a plastic surgeon or cosmetic consultant doctor. Time may of the essence with scarring claims and that means often you will require an expert opinion very early on. You should also consider taking a regular photograph (perhaps daily) so that the progress of the injury can be monitored. Keep any receipts you have and any that you gather as a result of the expenses you incur. Your Solicitor will guide you about expenses and any loss of earnings.  

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Been Let Down through a Cosmetic Procedure…

It is fair to say that the beauty industry has undergone massive growth in the last 15 years with an annual turnover of close to £7 billion in income in the UK. Much of this income is generated from practitioners who have no qualifications and no or little experience in the industry. The situation is generally  improving towards regulating beauty therapists, beauty treatment establishments and businesses. However, it is also the case that there remains little in the way of a structure for that regulation or complaint. Many victims of bad treatment are therefore lost in the maze of what to do and often this leads to them trying to complain to the treatment centre often without any back up or real understanding of what they are entitled to. 

If you have been injured as a consequence of a treatment you could be entitled to bring a compensation claim. A solicitor will write to the clinic and get confirmation of the technical aspects of the claim, they will set out the complaint and ask for a preliminary disclosure of pertinent information such as the insurance company for the clinic and the status of the person performing the treatments. The clinic may at this stage make an early admission of breach of duty. 

The best beauty treatment can go horrendously wrong, the issue is not about a complaint its about damages and expenses, often it is about rectification by a plastic surgeon..

There are a great many solicitors out there offering no win no fee agreements.  You will see from our various pages, many of these agreements have hidden clauses. These tend to revolve around irrecoverable costs and insurance premiums. Not with our members though. We have a unique 20% deduction. This 20% applies only if you win and never anything more. If you lose, then there is nothing to pay at all. Nobody out there that we know of offers a better deal. 

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Mr Graham G Balmforth, LLB, Dipfms, Msc (F.Med) Solicitor Advocate
Mr Graham G Balmforth, LLB, Dipfms, Msc (F.Med) Solicitor Advocate

A Dual Qualified Solicitor and Barrister, Mr Balmforth has a background in litigation and advocacy surrounding complex facial injury – including those actions involving surgical and dental error as well as catastrophic facial accidents and cosmetic injuries.

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