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Can I Sue a Waxing Salon for Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries are not uncommon in beauty salons, especially when hot wax treatments are involved. These incidents often occur when the wax is overheated or when safety protocols are disregarded, leading to severe burns and immense discomfort. In such circumstances, the injured party may be entitled to seek compensation, particularly when negligence on the part of the salon or aesthetician can be established. Brassfield & Krueger, LTD., offers skilled representation and guidance through the injury claims process. Contact our firm for case-specific advice regarding your burn injuries.

Establishing Liability in Waxing Burn Injuries

To pursue a lawsuit against a waxing salon, it is crucial to establish liability. Liability refers to the responsibility of the salon or aesthetician for the burn injury. There must be clear evidence that the salon operator or aesthetician acted negligently, unsafely, or in bad faith.

Negligence can take many forms, such as improperly heating the wax, using low-quality materials, or failing to follow safety protocols. For instance, in Illinois, beauty technicians are governed by the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985, or 225 ILCS 410, which stipulates certain safety standards. Non-compliance with these standards can be grounds for establishing negligence.

Key Factors in Proving Negligence

In order to prove negligence or fault on the part of the salon, an attorney will help you demonstrate the following key elements:

  1. The salon owed a duty of care to the client, which meant they had a responsibility to ensure the client’s safety and well-being during their visit.
  2. The salon breached this duty by failing to meet the required standard of care. This could include actions such as using faulty equipment, not properly training staff, or neglecting to follow proper hygiene protocols.
  3. The breach of duty directly resulted in the injury suffered by the client. It is important to establish a clear cause-and-effect relationship between the salon’s actions (or lack thereof) and the specific injury sustained.
  4. The client suffered damages as a direct result of the injury. These damages can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, or any other negative consequences experienced due to the salon’s negligence.

To strengthen the case, gathering supporting evidence is crucial. This can include medical reports detailing the extent of the injury, photographs showcasing the physical evidence of the harm caused, and witness testimonies from individuals who observed the incident or can attest to the salon’s negligence.

By presenting a comprehensive collection of evidence, it becomes more likely to successfully substantiate the claims of negligence or fault against the salon.

Schedule a Consultation With a Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn injuries from waxing accidents can be incredibly painful and have long-lasting effects. If you’ve suffered such an injury due to the negligence of a salon, it’s important to know that you have legal recourse. By establishing liability and proving negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated costs.

Remember, having skilled legal representation is crucial in navigating these complex cases. At Brassfield & Krueger, LTD., we put our clients first and fight relentlessly for justice. Contact us right away for a free consultation where you can learn how we can assist you with your burn injury case.

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