Have you suffered personal injury after being on a sunbed? Claims National can help you with free help and advice in relation to making a claim for compensation due to your sunbed personal injury.
Sunbeds and tanning salons are very popular but if the sunbed or safety equipment aren’t used correctly you may suffer from a personal injury such as severe burns.If the salon is responsible for your injury either due to the advice given by the staff being inadequate or the sunbed being faulty then you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have been a victim of someone else’s professional negligence then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.
Many people use tanning salons and sunbeds to top up their tan during the winter months when the sun isn’t shining. A large number of men and women have admitted that they feel healthier and more confident when they have a bit of colour on the skin. Nowadays, there are many options to choose from when looking to add colour to their skin such as self applicant tanning lotion, sunbeds and spray tans. However, most people will agree that sunbeds are the most effective method of gaining a tan in the winter months, as the tan you receive does not wash off, as it is emitted onto your skin through UV rays – the same radiation that comes from our actual sun.
Although it is proven that some sun is good for you, providing a good dose of vitamin D, and increasing your mood, high volumes of it’s UV rays penetrating your unprotected skin can be dangerous, as you are probably aware, and have experienced sun burn previously. Therefore, sunbeds can be extremely dangerous and can eve contribute to the cause of skin cancer. The most common problems that sunbeds cause include premature aging, burning, damage to the eyes, and as mentioned before, skin cancer (also known as melanoma.)
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Due to their potentially dangerous implications, there are rules and regulations put in place regarding the use of sunbeds. This includes a rule that anybody under the 18 should not be permitted use of sunbeds at all and all tanning salons should be using ID checks to prevent minors from using their sunbeds. More standards that have to be met in order to keep a sunbed license include:
- Full time supervision of sunbed facilities by trained staff
- Compulsory display and provision of customer information regarding the risks
- A limit on the number of sessions available for adults to prevent over exposure
- No coin operated machines
- Evidence that the equipment has been properly maintained and complies with British safety standards
Tanning salons that fail to keep their equipment maintained, or fail to check the bulbs regularly could cause their clients to obtain burns. They should also enforce that goggles are worn whilst using the equipment to contribute to the prevention of eye damage, such as cataracts.
If you have obtained any of the previously mentioned conditions due to a negligent tanning salon, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.