When you visit your local beauty salon, whether for a luxury manicure and pedicure, or for a routine hair removal appointment, you trust your cosmeticians to protect you from harm when using hot wax. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as hundreds of beauty salon clients have suffered serious second and third degree burns due to salon or beautician negligence. If you are one such victim, it is important to consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer to learn your eligibility for taking legal action against your negligent salon. You could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and any other related damages that resulted from your salon accident.
Continue reading to learn what you need to know after suffering serious hot wax burns at a salon in Indiana.
Beauty Salon Liability
Beauty salons, like all other businesses, have a lawful duty of care to protect their guests from foreseeable harm by maintaining a safe and hazard-free environment. When a beauty salon does not take the proper precautions to ensure their hot wax products and equipment are up to standards and their staff knows how to properly use them, they are not upholding their duty of care. If a client is seriously injured after being burned with hot wax, the salon owner can be held legally liable for their client’s damages and losses.
Common Hot Wax Burn Injuries:
✦ Hair Loss
✦ Permanent Scarring
✦ Permanent Disfigurement
✦ Loss of Motor Skill Function
✦ Nerve Damage
✦ Loss of Sight, Smell, Hearing, or Touch
Common Damages Collected By Beauty Salon Burn Victims
Common damages and losses suffered by victims of hot wax burn injuries vary greatly depending on the location of the hot wax contact, and the severity of the injuries. Many hot wax burn victims in the past have collect compensation for damages such as medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages from time missed at work, prolonged physical therapy, reduced quality of life, loss of ability to work, and pain and suffering. Pain, suffering, mental anguish, permanent scarring, disfigurement, and similar tolls that serious injuries take on burn victims are known as non-economic damages. These are damages that are not directly calculable, but rather, up to interpretation in terms of their gravity. Learn more about Types of Damages Awarded for Victims of Injury for a better understanding of the possible damages a burn victim might collect in a personal injury lawsuit.
How to Make an Injury Claim Against a Negligent Salon in Indiana
Contact the esteemed law office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to make a personal injury claim in Indianapolis, Indiana against a salon that has caused you serious harm and subsequent losses. Personal injury attorneys, Daniel Craven, Ralph Hoover, and Keith Blazek are well-versed in Indiana personal injury law. Not only do we offer free case evaluations to discuss whether or not your matter is worth pursing for you, we represent clients all over the State of Indiana and never charge lawyer fees unless we win your case. Schedule an appointment, and get started as soon as today.