Piercing Claims

Piercing Claims

Have you ever suffered a personal injury or side effects after having a piercing? Claims National can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a claim for your negligent piercing procedure.

While increasingly popular, having a piercing doesn’t always have the results you thought it would do. If not performed safely there is a risk of serious side effects which can include:

  • Serious infections such as Hepatitis and HIV
  • Migration
  • Boils and Abscesses
  • Rejection
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Nerve Damage
  • Keloid Scarring
  • Artery or Vein puncture

If you have been a victim of someone else’s professional negligence then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.

Piercings have been around for many years, but have recently become more popular, with a large body parts to choose to get pierced. It is not uncommon for women or men to receive piercings in their ears, and it is thought that over half of the female population have pierced ears. However, over the past three decades, the number of people receiving piercings has increased, parallel to the number f different body parts which can be pierced.

However despite its popularity, it is stated that over 30% of people with piercings admitted to receiving problems regarding their piercings shortly after the procedure took place. The most common problems regarding piercings include swelling, infection, and bleeding.

Compensation guide

Up To
  • Head/Neck
    One Foot
    Both Feet

  • £42,000

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It is vital that your piercing procedure is carried out by trained, experienced and professional beauticians, and with the correct equipment. It is also significant that the technician performing your piercing makes you fully aware of the risks and side effects associated with piercings, as this may change your mind about undergoing the procedure.

Nose piercings offer a larger chance of infection in comparison to any other bodily piercing, as the surface of the nose cannot be disinfected easily.

Ear cartilage piercings are another high risk body piercing, as the skin is close to the underlying cartilage, meaning that pus can become trapped, leading the development of an infection or abscess. Although antibiotics can be prescribed to treat this condition, treatment is not always successful, and you may require a surgical operation to remove the affected cartilage.

It has also been known for clients to have an allergic reaction to the metals used in the tools used. An allergy can be difficult to diagnose prior to the procedure, as it is common for one particular part of the body to be sensitive towards metal, rather than the whole body. However, as a beauty technician, it is part of your duty of care to carry out a patch test before undergoing the procedure, in order to prevent any allergic reactions from occurring, which could potentially lead to further problems. Failure to do so will make you, the technician, responsible for the injuries of your client.

As a beauty technician, it is amongst your duty of care to ensure that the treatment you are performing is practiced to the best of your ability, following all health and safety regulations, and following the correct method of treatment. It is significant that you take into consideration all medical conditions your client has, as to prevent any injuries and/or infections occurring as a result of your negligence.

As with all cosmetic and beauty compensation claims, you must be able to prove that your injuries/problems have occurred as a result of your beautician’s negligence and there must be sufficient evidence of this. If you have obtained some form of injury, it is significant that you seek medical attention straight away, not just for the benefit of your health, but for the benefit of your case, too. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your case, and all factors, such as; extent of your injuries, pain and suffering, time off work, loss of earnings, further treatment, and medical attention, will all be taken into consideration when deciding upon the compensation sum you receive.