Over the last few years, non-surgical beauty treatments and aesthetics have become extremely popular amongst men and women alike.

Whilst the majority of treatments carried out by a qualified professional will go without a hitch leaving you feeling great, we have seen a number of clients who have experienced negligent treatments which have resulted in burns injuries ranging from mild to severe.

The most common treatment which can result in burns if carried out negligently include:

  • Laser treatments

  • Chemical peels

  • Waxing

  • Tanning

  • Semi-permanent make up

  • Eyebrow dye

  • Eyelash dye and extension

The burns can be caused by human error, defective equipment, or unclean working areas.

How Do I Know If I Have a Claim?

Due to the lack of regulation in the beauty industry, not all non-surgical beauty treatment and aesthetics injuries will result in a successful claim.

In order to have the best chance of successfully pursuing a claim for compensation, the practitioner should have full and up to date insurance. If your practitioner is uninsured, your prospects of recovering compensation is reduced as you will need to pursue the practitioner direct. Your Solicitor can discuss this in more detail with you, however, we recommend always choosing a practitioner that is fully insured to carry out your treatment, just in case something does go wrong.

What to Do If You Have Suffered a Burns Injury from a Beauty Treatment

The first thing to do if you have suffered a burns injury from a beauty treatment is to seek medical assistance from a first aider on site, your GP, or your local A&E department, depending on the severity of the burns. You should also get photographs of the injury you have suffered as well as photos of the salon where you had the treatment.

Next, you should report the accident to management of the salon/company if possible and make a note of the details of your practitioner and any products that were used.

Make sure you keep any relevant paperwork such as the receipt for your treatment as evidence.

You should then get in touch with a personal injury solicitor at your earliest convenience who will be able to advise you on your next steps regarding making a claim. It should be noted that there are time limits on when you can make a claim so seeking legal advice early is always advised.

How You May Be Impacted by a Burns Injury

As well as the obvious pain and suffering a burns injury will cause, depending on its severity, the injury may also impact your ability to work, to perform everyday tasks at home, and enjoy hobbies.

Alongside this, if your burn causes a scar which leads to a visible difference in your appearance, you may experience the psychological impact of this.

Why Make a Claim for a Burns Injury Caused by a Beauty Treatment?

As with the majority of personal injury cases, pursuing a claim for compensation will allow you to recover funds needed to cover any loss of earnings, care and assistance needed at home, travel and medication expenses, future loss of earnings, physical and psychological treatment or therapy and more.

We have also found that in pursuing a claim and successfully recovering damages, clients are able to gain a sense of closure on what has often been a highly stressful and traumatic experience.

Legal Advice and Additional Support

To speak to a specialist in personal injury claims, get in touch with the team at Farleys Solicitors for a free, no obligation assessment of your case.

Farleys also works with a number of charities and specialists who can provide additional support to people who have suffered serious injuries which will impact their lives going forward.

For more information, call us on 0845 287 0939, email us, or talk to us through the online chat below.