Cosmetic burn claim
Beauty salons present a variety of cosmetic burn hazards, including the chemicals used in procedures and hot liquids such as wax causing wax burns. It is your salons duty to make sure that you are safe whilst receiving beauty treatments by taking the utmost care with hot liquids and providing preventative measures, such as skin patch tests. If you have been burned due to neglect then Shires Law can help you claim compensation
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
Common causes of cosmetic burns include:
- Incompetent/undertrained beauticians
- Lack of concentration whilst performing procedures
- Neglect to carry out safety procedures (i.e. skin patch test)
Injuries that commonly arise include:
- Burned scalp
- Chemical burns
- Scalds and burns
People affected by cosmetic burns are often left with scarring and disfiguring marks, whether permanent or temporary this can often result in emotional or psychological trauma. If you have experienced an allergic reaction to beauty treatments then please see our page on ‘allergic reactions’.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
Awards vary depending on the injury, the area affected and whether it has emotional consequences. A burn on a lower leg from hot wax leaving a scar could receive around £4,000 to £5,000. Payouts for chemical peel burns could be high if the burn is disfiguring for an extended period and emotionally damaging. A burn to the face could be awarded up to £6,000.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
The length of a claim is largely dependent on the situation; less serious injuries can usually be dealt with quicker whilst more severe injuries may require more extensive medical evidence. Other factors can take an effect, such as whether the other party admits liability straight away or whether the case needs to go to court.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
To claim compensation for burns you can start by calling us on 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
- Seek medical attention immediately for an initial prognosis of your cosmetic burns
- If you haven’t already, ensure that the salon is aware of what has befallen you as a result of your treatment
- Keep a diary of your injury, including pain levels and other ailments as a result of your suffering
- Log any losses you have incurred as a result of your cosmetic burn (i.e. income losses and mileage travelling to the GP)