Here at Lupton Fawcett, our team of specialist personal injury solicitors understand the suffering that can be related to an incident of this nature. We are experts in beauty treatment compensation claims and we can promise you a discreet and sensitive service.
Of all the beauty treatments available, skin waxing is one of the most common. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most likely to go wrong and successful hair removal claims, especially compensation claims for waxing are on the increase.
Can I sue for a waxing burn?
This is a common question and the answer is yes!
Due to the chemicals and processes involved, waxing should only be performed after a successful allergy or reaction test has been carried out. Despite the industry being largely unregulated, your beautician still has a duty of care to adhere to and many of the chemicals involved do come under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
If the correct procedures are not followed, and an injury occurs you may be able to claim compensation.
Can I claim even if I signed a treatment consent form?
Yes, you can.
Even if you signed a consent form and a successful patch test was carried out, operator mistakes resulting in injuries can still happen and a successful claim is still possible.
If you have been affected by a skin waxing injury, then please get in touch with our specialist team on 0330 404 6435. We can promise you a discreet and sensitive approach to your issue.
Free advice for a waxing injury compensation claim
We offer FREE initial advice on making a wax treatment compensation claim and we will be right there with you for the entire process.
Typically, most injuries are caused when the wax is left on the skin for a longer period of time than recommended, if it is overheated or mistakes have been made in the removal process.
The following injuries can occur if something has gone wrong with a waxing treatment:
- Adverse skin reactions
- Cuts and bleeding
- Skin tears
- Infections after treatment
In addition to skin patch tests being carried out by salons to avoid any allergic reactions, you should also have been asked if you were on any medication and suffering from any health conditions, as these can also cause an adverse reaction.
The procedure for removing unwanted hair by waxing can vary and the technique best suited for you should have been assessed in a client consultation.
Bikini Line Waxing
The sensitivity along the bikini line means any treatment carried out on this area should be performed with utmost care.
If hot wax or a chemical product is wrongfully applied or removed, it’s easy to suffer blistering, skin tears, scarring and even long periods of pain that can persist long after the treatment has ended.
What can you claim for?
Waxing injury claims are based on the severity of your injury, and compensation can be awarded for the pain and suffering caused, as well as the loss of earnings, travel expenses, remedial treatment costs and any medical expenses.
How to claim for beauty treatments gone wrong
There is a strict three-year limit which applies from the date of treatment. So please don’t wait, get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors 0330 404 6435 and we can guide you through the next steps.
You should also make a formal complaint to the salon or operator in question and visit your GP. This will help when building a case against the operator.
We will encourage you to gather as much information as possible from the list below, but don’t worry if you don’t have everything, we can help.
You should seek to gather the following information:
- Time and date of the treatment
- The type of treatment you had
- The salon name and address
- Any appointment record such as a text or email confirmation
- The details of the person and the business responsible
- Any receipts you have for the treatment
- Pictures of the affected area
- Witnesses if any
- Evidence of any medical treatment sought
- Evidence of the complaint you made to the salon
We can help you collect any evidence and the more we are able to acquire then the more chance we have of a successful case.
Get in touch and let’s discuss your situation.
New products and techniques for skin waxing are constantly being introduced and more procedures than ever before are being carried out. This can often put salons and operators under pressure to get the treatment finished quickly.
When you visit a beauty salon you have the right to expect a professional treatment by trained and qualified staff. When this isn’t the case, it can often leave you with far-reaching and even life-changing results.
Call our specialist team for some friendly advice on 0330 404 6435 and let’s get your claim started.