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Nicola Perry has been a solicitor for 13 years. She has a great deal of experience in beauty treatment injuries. Nicola recently had an article on hairdressing injuries published in the specialist personal injury law journal 'PIBU'.

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Client Suffered Burns To The Face During Upper Lip Wax

Case Study - Spilled Wax Causes Burn

Ms S was having a waxing treatment performed on her upper lip at a beauty salon when an accident occurred. While leaning over Ms S, the beauty therapist spilled hot wax onto Ms S’s forehead, causing a burn. Ms S was in considerable pain, despite the soothing gel provided by the salon. She later saw her GP, who provided her with antihistamine cream, but her skin was still inflamed, blistered, and causing her irritation and distress days later. The burn injury on her forehead was so prominent, that Ms S was extremely self conscious, and was unwilling to return to work until the wound had healed. She was also upset and angry at failing to receive more than a brief apology from the beauty salon.

Our Legal Advice

Ms S decided to sue the beauty salon in question, and engaged Bartletts Solicitors to represent her. We wrote to the salon’s owners stating that the negligent actions of one of their staff had caused Ms S’s burn injury. The therapist had been chatting to a colleague at the time of the accident, and had not been paying sufficient attention to the waxing procedure. This had caused her to spill the wax on Ms S’s forehead. The salon had therefore failed to carry out Ms S’s waxing procedure in a reasonably competent manner, and were guilty of negligence. The salon and their insurers accepted liability, and Ms S won £2,700 in damages.

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Our team of lawyers has experience in compensation claims for skin complaints caused by waxing. Contact us today on 0800 988 3642 for free confidential advice. We can answer questions such as; can I sue for a skin condition caused by burning wax? How much compensation would I get for a skin problem such as scaring caused by over-heated wax?

Because we specialise in these types of claims you are guaranteed to get the maximum amount of compensation with the minimum of fuss.