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Cosmetic Compensation Claims

Jul 28, 2008
Being a woman in this day and age is hard work. We are expected to hold down a career as well as bring up our children and be the perfect house wife for our men. Being the perfect mother and house wife includes being able to cook, clean, do the laundry, be organized, house maintenance, gardener, to mention but a few. It is know wonder why so many women get stressed and pressured when we are also expected to look good too.

Being constantly bombarded with images of super thin flawless super models where ever you look does not help. Whether it's the TV, the glossy magazines or cinema bill boards, they always manage to look perfect with flawless and skin toned figures. How and when are we supposed to find the time to make ourselves look good when were too busy looking after jobs, home, our children and husbands?

If you are one of these 'super women' that mange to run a career, maintain a house, look after your children, keep your husband happy, as well as looking good then you are probably getting some help from the hundreds of beauty products on the market. Using cosmetics and soap, hand creams, fake tan and perfume are all everyday tasks for most women and you wouldn't expect to have a personal injury because of them. But this is what is happening; skin rashes, inflammation and burn injuries are the most common forms of injuries caused by cosmetics. These injuries can have a serious long term affect on women. As well as the physical effects these injuries inflict, you must not forget the emotional scarring that goes with it. Emotional scarring can go on for years and turn into nasty metal illnesses such as depression.

Facial disfigurement compensation claim awards are significantly higher when successful. The highest known payout for an injury of this type was for $53,000. It was awarded to a relatively young woman who had a serious reaction to some cosmetics which scared her for life. She was also psychological scarred which was why the amount she received was so high.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to a cosmetic product then you could be entitled to compensation. The amount you will receive will depend on how sever the injury was and how you have coped with it since. With very severe scarring in a relatively young woman where cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and the psychological reaction is severe the amount would be in the region of 28,000 to 56,500. If your injury left you with scars but could be reduced by plastic surgery then the amount of compensation will be in the region of 10,500 to 17,550. For less severe scarring where there is some disfigurement but still some significant psychological reaction the amount would be in the region of 17,000 to 28,000. For trivial scarring where the effect is very minor the amount of compensation would be in the region of 1,000 to 2,000.

If you have suffered a personal injury because of a beauty product you should seriously consider claiming compensation. People think that because they put the products on your face it is their fault. But what you have to realize is that you didn't put these products on your face to purposely cause scarring, you were just using products beautify yourself. Regardless of whether they work or not you certainly did not expect them to harm you or scar you. Claiming compensation is your civil and legal right and by doing so you are helping others. If people never sued and claimed compensation these dodgy products would go on to hurt more and more people. Unfortunately it takes these personal injuries and the threat of being sued for manufacturers' to wake up and remove these products from the shelves.
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Carolyn is the webmaster of Accident Consult, experts in dealing with cosmetic compensation claims.
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