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What type of injuries can people suffer from Sunbeds and Tanning Salon negligence?
Common injuries include:
Burns from over exposure, whether because of poor instruction about timing, what sunscreen to wear or the strength of the sunbed
Eye damage from failure to advise about or provide safety goggles
Cataracts from repeated exposure
Musculo-skeletal injuries from faulty or poorly assembled beds collapsing
Cuts from broken tubes/parts on the Sunbed
The above is not an exhaustive list and again, if you have sustained any injury inside a Tanning Salon of Sunbed shop, please get in touch with MG Legal’s dedicated beauty salon personal injury solicitors and we will assess your claim free of charge and without confusing you with legal jargon. Contact our office and we will speak to you the same day so there are no delays.
Can you sue a tanning salon for skin cancer?
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer after using a sunbed, you may be wondering if you can make a sunbed injury claim, or a tanning salon injury claim for this. The link between the UV radiation used in sunbeds and skin cancer is no secret, with one study showing that sunbed use increases your risk of developing skin cancer by 16-20%.
The fact that you have developed skin cancer alone after using a sunbed is not enough for a valid tanning salon injury claim to be made. However, if this is the case, and you were not warned of the risks involved in using the sunbed, and did not have to sign a consent form or a medical records form, then you could be eligible to make a claim for tanning salon injury.
The premise of a claim is to prove that the negligence action of the tanning salon directly led to the development of skin cancer. These claims are taken on on an individual basis by our beauty claims solicitors, so get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion of your potential claim.
Can you sue a tanning salon?
If you have visited a tanning salon, and they have not acted within their legal requirements, leading to you suffering from injury or illness, then you are eligible to sue the tanning salon by making a tanning salon injury claim for financial compensation.
What does the law say about tanning salon injuries?
The Health and Safety Executive have issued advice on the health risks associated with sunbeds, tanning booths, and sunlamps. If you are over the age of 18, and decide to use a sunbed, there are well-documented risks involved.
However, when you visit a tanning salon, just like any other service providing business, they have a legal responsibility to keep you safe and protect you from injury as much as possible, under the Occupier’s Liability Act of 1957. Generally speaking, this legal duty can be broken down into two parts in a tanning salon negligence claim.
1. Prior advice- Before you use their products, sunbed operators should advise you about your skin type and how long you should limit your session to. When you attend the tanning salon, the sunbed operator should insist that you complete a questionnaire, asking the following:
If you have fair, sensitive skin that burns easily or tans slowly or poorly
have a history of sunburn, particularly in childhood
have lots of freckles and red hair, or have lots of moles
Can you sue a tanning salon for eye damage?
It is widely known that the fluorescent blue lights found in tanning salons emit UV rays, which are what cause our skin to tan as if we had been exposed to intense sunlight. However, these UV lights can, over time, cause significant eye damage and vision problems.
Because of this, tanning salons must provide safety goggles as a form of PPE to all of their customers, that are specially designed to protect the eyes from these rays. If not provided, you could develop vision problems, conjunctivitis, or cataracts.
If you have suffered from eye problems of any kind, and have not been provided with adequate eye protection, or were not informed to keep them on during your time on a sunbed, you could be eligible to make a tanning salon injury claim for your injuries. For more information on how these specific claims work, and how our specialist beauty claims solicitors can help, get in touch today for a free discussion about your claim.
Should I be given advice before I use a sunbed?
Yes, as is part of the Occupier’s Liability Act of 1957, the tanning salon must warn customers of the risks involved in using the sunbeds, and should advise you as to how to use the sunbeds safely based on your skin type, complexion, and medical history.
You should first be asked to fill out a form or questionnaire, asking the relevant questions on your skin type and history, and advice should then be given to you by the employee depending on how you answered these questions.
If the tanning salon fails to obtain this information from you, and does not inform you of the associated risks involved in using he sunbeds, usually through the signing of a consent form, you could be eligible to make a tanning salon injury claim for negligence.
Making a sunbed injury claim for getting burned:
There is a common misconception that our sunbed injury solicitors often hear from clients, and that you are unable to take legal action if you are burned on a tanning salon sunbed. Many people believe that this experience is part and parcel of using a tanning salon sunbed, and that being burned is part of the experience. However, this is not the case.
There are scenarios in which you can make a sunbed injury claim for being burned on a tanning salon sunbed, including:
If the employee at the tanning salon did not properly warn you of the risks of getting burned
If the employee or tanning salon did not inform you on, or give you advice on, how long would be safe to use the sunbeds for based on your complexion and medical history
If the bulbs used in the sunbed were too strong, or stronger than what the client was advised
Essentially, if the tanning salon was negligent in your service in any way, including failing to properly warn or advise you of how to remain safe on the sunbeds and prevent injury, you could be eligible to make a sunbed injury claim for getting burned on the sunbeds.
Should I be told to limit the amount of times I use a sunbed?
Yes, when you visit a tanning salon, you should be given advice as to the risks associated with regular use of the sunbeds, and how regularly to use the sunbeds to limit the risk of injury. This will not be the same for everyone, and the advice that you are given as to how often it is safe to use the sunbeds should be specific to your skin type, and your medical history.
If you have suffered injury or illness as a result of being on a tanning salon sunbed, or the over use of a sunbed, you could be eligible to make a sunbed injury claim. Get in touch with our sunbed injury solicitors online here, for a free, no-obligation chat with a solicitor.
Are sunbeds safe to use during pregnancy?
When you are pregnant, you skin becomes more sensitive. This means that if you use sunbeds, you are more likely to become burned than if you had used the sunbeds before you were pregnant.
This is a well documented risk, and one that should be mentioned and flagged up before you use the sunbeds. As previously mentioned, the tanning salon should carry out a questionnaire before a customer uses the tanning salon, including any relevant medical history or background, including whether or not you are currently pregnant.
If you have visited a tanning salon while pregnant and have not been told of the associated risks involved in using the sunbeds while pregnant, you could be eligible to make a sunbed injury claim for any injuries you have suffered.
Or, if you visited a tanning salon and used the sunbeds without being asked about your medical history, involving being pregnant, and suffered burns or other injuries, you also could be eligible to make a sunbed injury claim with our specialist sunbed injury solicitors.
To speak to a solicitor about your potential sunbed injury claim, get in touch online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
What can I claim for in a sunbed injury claim?
When you make a sunbed injury claim, there are two elements of the claim, known as general damages and special damages. See a full explanation of the two terms here.
General Damages is a sum of money that compensates you for the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your sunbed injury. You can also claim for Special Damages, which are there to cover anything else that you have paid for or have lost because of the incident or injury.
These special damages include Lost Earnings, Care Costs, Medication or Rehabilitation costs and Damaged Property. To learn more about what will be included in your sunbed injury claim, get in touch with out specialist injury solicitors online here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
How do I start a claim for sunbed or tanning personal injury?
Simply get in touch with MG Legal and we will make sure you speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor straight away. We will guide you through the whole process, although you can help your solicitor by providing:
Photographs of the injuries and any subsequent scarring, peeling or reaction, as well as taking regular pictures to show how you are recovering;
Details of the practitioner who carried out the treatment or who assisted you with the sunbed, their business if they are employed and their insurance details (most reputable sunbed shops and tanning salons will display their certificates on the wall and will be happy to show them to you);
Record the names of any witnesses to the session or incident or to any relevant events before or after;
Seek medical treatment if necessary, this will ensure that you have the best chance of making a full recovery as well as providing evidence for your claim
Often, we can assess your case immediately and can look to agree to accept your claim immediately on a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win no fee agreement) basis. If this is the case, we can have paperwork sent to you same day.
If it is not immediately clear about your case, MG Legal will investigate your claim free of charge and as soon as we are able, we will look to sign you up to a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement) to ensure that at a stressful time, you do not need to worry about paying legal fees.
Call, email or use the web-contact form to get in touch with MG Legal and one of our specialist beauty salon personal injury specialists will get back to you straight away with a view to getting the ball rolling the same day.
How much compensation can I claim for a tanning sunbed injury?
A claim for any form of personal injury is subject to the nature of the injury sustained, how the injury affects your personal life, including household chores, or bathing and showering, and your worklife- for example, did you require any time off work as a result of your tanning sunbed injury, and, if your injuries are very severe, such as severe burns to the skin, can you still do the same job?
The amount of compensation you could claim for your tanning sunbed injury will depend on:
• the extent of your injury, and
• any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
If you instruct MG At the start of your claim, your personal injury solicitor will listen to you, consider the many ways your tanning sunbed injury has affected your life, and tell you, immediately if we think that the tanning salon has been negligent, and caused your injuries. We will also tell you if we can accept your claim on a no win no fee basis. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you. For a full overview of the damages involved, see here.
Estimated compensation amount:
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability
£8,550 to £28,240
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged
£3,710 to £12,900
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor
£1,600 to £3,310
Injuries affecting the sight- total blindness
Injuries affecting the sight- permanent but minor damage
Injuries affecting the sight- eye injuries healing within a few weeks
Burns- affecting over 40% of the body
£89,440 and above- £98,380 and above
How much does it cost to make a sunbed injury claim?
When you make a sunbed injury claim with MG Legal, we will accept all sunbed injury claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This allows our clients to make a claim at no financial risk. This means that if you make a sunbed injury claim with us, and we do not win financial compensation foe you, then you do not owe us a penny.
To learn more about our NO WIN NO FEE agreements, and how they work, see more on this here.
Or, to speak to a specialist injury solicitor about your potential NO WIN NO FEE sunbed injury claim, get in touch online here and hear back from a solicitor within one working hour.
Make a NO WIN NO FEE sunbed injury claim with MG Legal:
Here at MG Legal, we have a dedicated team of specialist injury solicitors who have over 30 years of experience in making sunbed injury claims just like yours. We accept all of our claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, and are able to do so due to our success rate in excess of 99% with our clients’ claims.
When you work with MG Legal on a sunbed injury claim, your designated solicitor will be on hand throughout to answer any questions or queries you might have, and keep you updated on the claims process.
To speak to one of our solicitors about your potential NO WIN NO FEE sunbed injury claim, simply contact us online here and hear back from one of our solicitors within one working hour on a free, no-obligation basis.
Why should I make a sunbed injury claim?
If you have experienced negligent care or service from a tanning salon, and have suffered from sunbed injuries as a result there is a good chance that you are not the only one who has suffered as a result of the tanning salon.
When you decide to make a sunbed injury claim, you will draw attention to the problems within the tanning salon, and where it is not operating properly.
This means that through making a sunbed injury claim, you could alert the tanning salon at hand as to how they need to improve, and can help to prevent more customers being injured in the same way that you were because of the sunbeds at the tanning salon.
On top of this, making a sunbed injury claim can allow you to receive the compensation that you deserve, and allow you get justice for your injuries.
If you are looking to make a sunbed injury claim against the tanning salon, get in touch with our specialist injury solicitors online, here, and speak to a solicitor for a free, no-obligation discussion of your potential NO WIN NO FEE sunbed injury claim.
I have been injured. Do I have claim for compensation against the tanning salon?
All sunbeds and other related equipment must be safety tested regularly to ensure that they are in good working order, and all staff working within the tanning salon must be trained to advise on the proper use of the sunbed and tanning equipment prior to letting the public use them. The validity of your sunbed claim will depend upon whether or not the sunbed shop or salon owner is responsible for your injury or injuries. If there have been any breaches, then you should be able to make a no win no fee personal injury claim against the tanning salon, if your injury occurred:
within the last three years, and;
another person was to blame, and;
that person owed you a duty of care.
How long do I have to make a sunbed injury claim?
When you are making a sunbed injury claim, you have three years from the date at which the accident took place, and your injuries were sustained, within which to make a sunbed injury claim. This is under the Limitation Act of 1980.
While three years might seem to be a long time period within which to make a sunbed injury claim, this includes the time that it takes for your injury solicitor to build your claim, obtain necessary medical evidence, and gather all of the legal evidence before pursuing the claim.
Because of this, it is always a good idea to reach out to a specialist injury solicitor as soon as possible after your tanning salon accident, who can speak you through the process and discuss your options on a free, no obligation basis.
What is The Sunbed Regulation Act 2010?
The incidence of skin cancer is increasing; malignant melanoma is among the five most common cancers in 15-24 year olds in England and Wales. Approximately 80% of melanomas are thought to be caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light – both natural (from the sun) and artificial.
There are approximately 100,000 cases of skin cancer every year and malignant melanoma is the most dangerous kinds as it can spread to other parts of the body. 10,670 deaths were related to this form of skin cancer in the UK in 2007 and it is also the most common kind of cancer in 15 – 24-year-olds in the UK.
In order to prevent the risk of skin cancer, the government has taken action. It's illegal for people under the age of 18 to use sunbeds. The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 makes it an offence for someone operating a sunbed business to permit under-18s to:
• use a sunbed at the business premises, including beauty salons, leisure centres, gyms and hotels
• be offered the use of a sunbed at the business premises
• be allowed in an area reserved for sunbed users (unless they're working as an employee of the business)
If you have suffered from a sunbed injury of any kind, please contact our team of specialist No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors at MG Legal. We can help establish the validity of your claim and advise you on your next steps.