I suffered severe burns to my lips after hot wax was applied around my mouth during a waxing treatment, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for burning during a facial waxing?
The severity of your injury, the impact it will have on your personal life and the circumstances surrounding the accident are all factors that will determine your eligibility to make a compensation claim for burning during a facial waxing.
If you suffered severe burning it is likely the wax applied was too hot, thus the beauty stylist has failed to provide you with a duty of care and is responsible for your injury.
In the immediate aftermath of the accident your first priority must be your health, therefore it is advised that you seek professional medical care without delay. This will ensure you receive adequate treatment for your burns as well as protecting you from the negligent party’s insurers trivialising your injury on the grounds that you did not require professional medical care.
You are also advised to record your injury in the business’ ‘Accident Report Book’, once that record is made the business may have to inform their insurance company about the accident as it could be stipulated in the terms and conditions of their policy. Thereafter you may be approached with a direct or unsolicited offer of compensation for the burns you received during a facial waxing.
It is important to be vigilant if you receive a direct offer of compensation and refer any offer to a personal injury solicitor. There is a potential risk that you could be undercompensated if you accept an unsolicited offer of compensation as the value of your claim may not yet be known.
You may be eligible to claim for physical injury including any pain and suffering caused as well as for loss of amenity if the injury you sustained resulted in you being unable to take part in hobbies or social events that were part of your life prior to the accident. You may also be eligible to claim compensation for a loss of earnings if you are unable to work and for emotional trauma due to any embarrassment or anxiety suffered as a result of the injury although any psychological injury must first be verified by a psychologist before it can be included in a claim for burning during a facial waxing.
As there are many other potential factors which could alter the value of your compensation claim, it is recommended you speak with a personal injury solicitor to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your claim for burning during a facial waxing to which you are entitled.