Getting a tattoo is a big decision. The design you choose will be with you for life, so you’d best make sure you choose something you’re going to be happy with in 50 years time before being inked. It’s also important to choose a tattoo artist who has a good reputation. This will be important not only because you’ll want your tattoo to be done by a professional who knows what he or she is doing, but also because you won’t want to contract any nasty diseases while you’re under the needle.
If your tattoo artist makes a pig’s ear of your tattoo and you’re not happy with the finished article, you may be able to sue under consumer law for breach of contract. If you are injured or contract some sort of infection while being tattooed, you might be able to use the services of injury lawyers in Sarn Park or another legal company to secure a personal injury pay-out.
Tattooists and an injury claim
If you are inked by a tattooist who does not uphold the highest standards of health and safety, you could contract some very nasty infections. A tattooist who reuses unsterilised equipment puts customers at risk of infections ranging from tetanus to hepatitis and HIV. If you were to contract any of these conditions, you could expect your injury lawyer to win you a fairly substantial pay-out, due to the possible outcomes of these conditions.
What to do if you suspect you’ve been infected
First off, get yourself along to see a doctor as soon as you suspect anything is wrong, even if you think you’re only dealing with a mild infection. Apart from making sure you haven’t contracted anything more serious, your injury lawyer will need official medical evidence of your condition if they are going to take action on your behalf.
You’ll also need to have as much evidence as you can find to support your case. You’ll obviously need the name and business address of the tattoo artist you want to sue, along with details of your consultations and photographs of any skin conditions you came out in.
When making a claim for personal injury compensation you will need the help of a legal specialist. This could be in the form of local injury lawyers in Sarn Park or a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
If you feel you have a strong case and want to find a law firm that will be able provide you with a solicitor on a 100% no win-no fee* basis, you are calling Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) on one of the numbers atop this very web page. You’ll be put through to one of the firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors who will be able to establish if AAH may be able to take your case on.
Date Published: 1st November 2013
Author: David Brown