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Compensation For Being Burnt By Hot Hair Removing Wax
Case Study - Leg Waxing Treatment Caused Burns
Mrs J was having a full leg and bikini wax at her local beautician in Sussex. During the treatment she felt that the wax was being applied at too hot a temperature and complained to the therapist. The wax was reapplied a few times after the therapist informed our client that the wax needed to be at that temperature for the treatment to be effective. Following the leg was Mrs J was in considerable pain, and the treated area appeared red and tender. She decided against the bikini wax and went home. Later the same day her skin began to blister and swell up. The following day her skin began to peel and she went to see her GP who prescribed painkillers, soothing burn cream and antibiotics to prevent infection. She returned to the beautician in question with her husband to complain, but was only offered an apology and discount vouchers for future treatments.
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Mrs J contacted Bartletts Solicitors having read on our website that we specialised in cases such as hers. She decided to proceed with a compensation claim against the beautician, and we agreed to represent her on a No Win No Fee basis. We wrote to the beautician arguing that the wax had been over-heated by the therapist, and this had caused Mrs J's burn injury. We obtained the medical report from her GP which stated that the burns had been caused by the hot wax. A full admission of liability was obtained from the beautician's insurers and we recovered £3,500 in compensation for Mrs J's injury, pain and suffering. A further amount was paid out for her travel and medical expenses.
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