Over 3 million people in the UK use sunbeds every year to achieve that tanned look we all love. Having a tan can make you look healthier and boost your confidence, so it’s no wonder millions of us turn to sunbeds when the UK weather just doesn’t cut it when it comes to achieving a golden glow. But did you know that past studies have revealed 83% of sunbeds have been found to exceed safe limits set by EU guidelines on exposure to UV radiation? That means using a sunbed either in the short or longer term could pose a serious risk to your health. If you’ve been injured whilst using a sunbed and you feel somebody else is to blame, why not let Accident Advice Helpline help you make a claim for sunbed injury compensation.
What injuries can sunbeds cause?
Using a sunbed for a few hours a month or even on a regular basis could lead to minor skin conditions or more serious illnesses – here are just a few examples of situations which could lead to a sunbed injury compensation claim:
- Being given poor information by tanning salon staff – for example being told the wrong amount of time to use the sunbeds for
- Beds equipped with excessive levels of UV rays
- Faulty sunbeds
- Lack of information in the salon about the dangers of sunbeds
In all of the above cases, the salon in question could be deemed to be negligent, and as a result you could suffer skin damage, skin cancer or other skin conditions which could affect your confidence and your health. Whether you have developed skin cancer, had an allergic reaction to a dirty sunbed or suffered burns from a faulty sunbed, Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers can help you claim personal injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
How to make a claim
If you have developed skin cancer, time off work is inevitable as you are treated and recover from your illness. Why should you have to suffer in silence if the salon you went to is at fault for your condition? Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to claim compensation for sunbed injuries since 2000 and our team of expert advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice. Just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how we could help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton