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Why Choose Bartletts Solicitors?

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Uniquely, we offer an all female team of lawyers specialising in hair and beauty treatment injuries.

Every year we help hundreds of injured women make claims for compensation against beauty salons and hairdressers on a no win no fee basis.

Our service is designed to be easy to use: meetings by phone & email, local medical appointments, sign documents online, or visit our city centre offices.

Customer service is very important to us. John Bartlett has been managing the firm for over 50 years and takes customer satisfaction and the very rare complaints we have extremely seriously.

  • Claiming Compensation For Body Piercing Accidents
  • Body Piercing - What Can Go Wrong?
  • Body Piercing - Other Medical Issues
  • Claiming Compensation For Accidents At Body Piercing Studios
While earlobe piercing has been popular for generations, people now increasingly opt for piercings in other areas, especially the tongue, lips, nose and navel (belly button). These areas of the body are susceptible to the accumulation of bacteria, and reports of infections caused by such piercings have been widely reported. The industry has been regulated in the UK since 2006, and practitioners are required both to register with local authorities and submit to regular health and safety inspections. They should have also spent at least 2 years as an apprentice to an experienced body piercer. Such regulation is however complicated by two external factors - there is no minimum age for most types of body piercing, unlike tattooing, and young people will generally choose the cheapest place to have their piercing done, rather the most hygienic.
Given the sensitivity of the most popular areas for body piercing, an inexperienced or negligent piercer can cause severe damage to customers. Where dirty needles or piercing guns are used, bacterial infections may result, which can ultimately lead to blood poisoning and in extreme circumstances death. More regularly such infections will manifest themselves in cysts and keloids (raised scars) on the skin. Where antibiotics fail to treat such infections, the result can be some level of permanent deformity. Similar to tattooing, unhygienic body piercing practices may also transmit serious diseases of the blood, including hepatitis B or C, tetanus and even HIV.
Medical problems may result if a customer suffers an allergic reaction to the metals used in body ornaments. In the case of mouth piercings this can cause respiratory, dental and speech problems. Nerves, blood vessels and arteries may also be damaged if a body piercer misdirects their needle or piercing gun by even a fraction of an inch. Customers have a legal right to expect a competent service from a body piercing professional. Where a body piercing salon has negligently failed in its duty of care to clients, it may be liable to a claim for compensation.
We have recently dealt with cases in which body piercing procedures have gone disastrously wrong for clients. In the resulting compensation claims we have recovered damages for pain and suffering, as well as medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings for time off work. Compensation awards for pain and suffering alone may be in excess of £3,000.


How Can Bartletts Solicitors Help You?

A free no obligation quick case assessment, followed by a No Win No Fee claim.

Free appointment with a medical expert local to where you live.

Get your hair damage, burns or scarring healed quickly and professionally.

We take all the stress out of the claim and ensure you recover everything you are entitled to.


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Our personal injury solicitors (Nicola Perry, Sian Taylor, Lydia Windrow and Stella Doherty) are real specialists each with years of experience.

Call now for your free consultation. We guarantee you a warm welcome and a lawyer with the expertise that you would expect from a leading personal injury firm.



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