Have you ever suffered an injury or side effects relating to a waxing procedure? Claims National can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a claim for compensation for your negligent waxing procedure.
If not performed safely, waxing can cause severe burns, allergic reactions or even infection.
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.
It is part of beauty therapists’ duty of care to ensure that your safety, health and well being is maintained at all times. Therefore, beauty therapists should always perform a skin patch test prior to carrying out any treatment involving chemicals or substances that the patient could have an allergic reaction. The test should be carried out at least 24 hours before the treatment is given, and the client must sign a consultation form, acknowledging that they have taken this test and are happy to proceed with the actual treatment.
Before the treatment, beauty therapists should also ensure that you are fully aware of the risks associated with that particular treatment. The beauty salon is also responsible for heating the wax to the correct temperature and then applying it with a new or sterilised applicator.
The most common causes of injury during waxing treatments include;
- Insufficient or improper training
- Failure to conduct pre-treatment skin patch tests
- Contaminated chemicals
- Failure to follow proper treatment procedures
- Unsanitary instruments
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Salon shop owners must ensure that all members of staff are highly trained and have all of the required skills for their job. Salon technicians are expected to use chemicals, hot wax, and application instruments.
Most chemical application treatments require pre treatment skin patch tests to ensure that the client does not suffer an allergic reaction from the chemicals used during the treatment. Failure to do so can result in injury to the client, whether it’s minor or serious.
Chemicals can become contaminated when they have passed their expiration date, exposed to air, or are mixed with certain other chemicals. Misuse of chemicals can result in the client obtaining severe burns and/or allergic reactions, which can harmful effects on their health.
Beauty salons should have strict instructions regarding the application of chemicals and the structure of treatments, in order to reduce the risk of a client developing an injury or health risk during a treatment. It is therefore significant that the wax is only left on the client’s skin for the required amount of time, and no longer, as this could cause severe burns or allergic reactions.
It is vital in a beauty salon that all application instruments used are sanitised to the adequate standards. Unsanitary instruments can cause bacterial infections, which can include hepatitis, tuberculosis, and even HIV.
If you are looking to make a claim for compensation regarding a negligent waxing treatment, you must ensure that you seek immediate medical help following your injuries. In order to make a claim for compensation, you must provide sufficient evidence of your injuries, as well as evidence that the injuries you obtained were due to your beautician’s negligence.