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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for being burnt by manicure products

    Home manicure kits are big business, allowing you to give yourself a beautiful manicure at home without the hassle or expense of going to a salon. In recent years, the types of kits you’ll find on the shelves of your local Boots or Superdrug have expanded, and it’s not uncommon to find gel nail kits and nail wraps alongside traditional French manicure kits.

    We trust manufacturers to test home manicure kits before making them available for us to buy, so being burnt by manicure products could come as a nasty shock. Burns could occur when using a gel nail kit, as the manicure is hardened under a UV lamp. This can cause burns to the hands and fingers from the UV rays and a burning sensation on the nails. In some cases, fake nail glue or other components of kits have caused burns when spilt onto the skin, and these could be severe. If you have been burnt by manicure products, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.

    Should you claim compensation?

    If a product has been made available to buy that is not safe for use, you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You’ve suffered a painful burn because of the manufacturer’s negligence, and you may also have needed to take time off work for medical treatment. In the case of severe burns, you may need a skin graft or be left scarred for the rest of your life. The amount of compensation you receive will take into account the severity of your injuries as well as any loss of earnings or financial impact that your accident has had on your life.

    Don’t be daunted – call us today

    It’s easy to feel daunted at the prospect of making a claim for personal injury compensation – that’s why Accident Advice Helpline is here. We aim to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible, for all our customers, so we offer confidential, no-obligation advice when you call us. We’ll be able to tell you as soon as possible whether you have a viable claim, and we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, which means one less thing for you to worry about. Whether you or someone in your family has suffered burns after using a home manicure kit, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: February 6, 2015

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    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.