Burns sustained from hair straighteners are now accounting for one in ten burn cases and can cause horrific injuries to those affected.
The hot irons can reach temperatures of up to 220 degrees Celsius, which is hot enough to cook an egg. Most take up to 40 minutes to cool down and so remain heated for longer than most people realise.
Many injuries sustained are to the scalp when straightening hair too close to the head, but there are also many cases of burns to the hands, particularly of small children. It is important that the irons are kept in a heat proof bag or wrap and are inaccessible to children.
Burns such as those from hair straighteners can leave unsightly scarring despite obtaining treatment for the burn.
We act for a number of clients who have sustained scarring from burns. If you have suffered a burn related injury that was not your fault you may be able to make a claim. It is important that you get independent expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers.