Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Hi. Four weeks ago, I went and got my eyebrows waxed. My…

Customer Question
Hi. Four weeks ago...
Hi. Four weeks ago, I went and got my eyebrows waxed. My skin got burnt as a result. I took photos to show the beauticians. I contacted the manager and arranged to meet up two days later. She handed me a Vitamin C serum to help with the healing. I asked her if she she thinks it will scar. She informed me that this shouldn't happen. Today is now the 27th of June, and I still have the scar (brown colour, scab gone). What should I do? Contact them again for free alternative therapies? Condult a dermatologist for their opinion? Or take legal action? This is now causing some distress on my part. Thank you.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Australia Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
6/27/2010
Solicitor: Peter G., Solicitor replied 8 years ago
Peter G.
Peter G., Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
Satisfied Customers: 767
Experience: Law degree from the University of Melbourne 1978, with thirty years of practice experience.
Verified
What State are you in please?
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
NSW
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
So what now??? And why is the date on these correspondences dated Saturday? Ta.
Solicitor: Peter G., Solicitor replied 8 years ago
Sorry for the delay. I certainly think you should see a specialist medical practitioner as a first step. You can ask the specialist what has caused this problem, and this will give you some insight into whether it is a result of this waxing treatment (it certainly sounds like it is), and whether any lack of proper care is involved. /// You may well have a legal action, this will depend upon whether there has been negligence, and what your damages are. You have to reach a threshold level of injury in NSW to receive pain and suffering damages, and it is these damages that will probably be the most significant part of your claim. You can also claim past and future medical and likes expenses, loss of earnings and other out of pocket expenses. But it is the pain and suffering damages that might be caught by the threshold, which would exclude this part of the claim completely. //// What I would suggest you do is contact Slater & Gordon in Sydney; they have a help line and will give you some guidance about the prospects of a client and about the threshold issues which may have a significant (negative) upon the claim. Slater & Gordon are well known specialist personal injuries lawyers.//// But, it is important first that you have proper medical advice. You can then consider the legal claims. //// I think this probably answers your question but please come back to me if you have any further query.
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Solicitor: Peter G., Solicitor replied 8 years ago
I meant to say also that the times we get on our side and current eastern Australian times - ?you may be getting American times.
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a solicitorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Peter G. Your Own Question
Peter G.
Peter G.
Peter G., Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
Satisfied Customers: 767
767 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Law degree from the University of Melbourne 1978, with thirty years of practice experience.

Peter G. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Deborah Awyzio

Deborah Awyzio

Solicitor

863 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

James G.

James G.

Lawyer

17 satisfied customers

Australian Legal Practitioner

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

27,790 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

5,976 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

3,352 satisfied customers

Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd

< Previous | Next >

Related Australia Law Questions
I bought this house in wallaroo on the 27th of october I
I bought this house in wallaroo on the 27th of october I moved here on the 13th of November, the day we arrived the estate agent said in his office I had to get a plumber to fix the cistern in the toi… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Diploma In Law
3,352 satisfied customers
Tort law Australia. Tort of outrage, generally accepted as
Tort law Australia. Tort of outrage, generally accepted as an emotional distress with response outrage. My wife has used the word paedophile against me seemingly for control and abuse. My outrage is s… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,976 satisfied customers
I had my hair coloured and cut on Sunday the 29th. They left
Hi. I had my hair coloured and cut on Sunday the 29th. They left the dye in my hair for almost 3 and half hours. Some dye fell on my skin, in between my left eye and brow. It's swelling and bruised re… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Injured and doctors estimate another 2 months and a round of
injured and doctors estimate another 2 months and a round of physio .belmont sporties won't give me insurance company details , won't let us see ctv footage of how I fell or landed to assist doctors .… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I am a teacher and need to know how to help a child who the
Hi, I am a teacher and need to know how to help a child who the system has failed (when myself and the admin staff at my school followed protocol) who is being abused in every way you can image (Indig… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,976 satisfied customers
I am doing a Form 2 (and affidavit) in a Family Court of WA
I am doing a Form 2 (and affidavit) in a Family Court of WA case (my son vs his ex partner) for access to my grandchildren. I am also putting in an application to intervene on behalf of my dad. I saw … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I run a small beauty salon and have a client who is wanting
Hello. I run a small beauty salon and have a client who is wanting to make a claim against my business. I have contacted my insurance broker to start the process but wanted to ask a few more questions… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
I moved interstate [vic] to live with my partner and it
Good morning, I moved interstate [vic] to live with my partner and it ended as she didn't want me and wasn't in love yet I was and I moved back to qld. I will be the first to admit I sent a lot of txt… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,976 satisfied customers
My questions is- my business gave a semi permanent
***** *****, my questions is- my business gave a semi permanent eyebrow tattoo to a client, initally she was happy, then she was not. Even though the work was good, we refunded her to keep her happy a… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
hi my name is ***** ***** I was injured in a workplace accident
hi my name is ***** ***** I was injured in a workplace accident on sunday 08/06/2014. I was crushed between my forklift & my truck. injuries sustained were as follows, 2 breaks in pelvis, abrasions to… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Can i sue my dermatologist for not advising me of new medication
Can i sue my dermatologist for not advising me of new medication for an extreme skin condition and also that the product I was using has permanently thinned my skin and I now have permanent scars on m… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
Can Maternal Grandparents submit a letter to the judge in custody
Can Maternal Grandparents submit a letter to the judge in custody disputes on behalf of a grandchild that has lived with them with her mother now nearly six years old since the age of 6 weeks old? Und… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Can my husband sue his parents for Harassing conduct and
Can my husband sue his parents for 'Harassing conduct and outrageous acts: a cause of action for intentionally inflicted mental distress? We married 3 years ago and we are both over 30. I did not real… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I have had an issue with my wife. With whom I am separated
Hi. I have had an issue with my wife. With whom I am separated from for since 5 june 2011. The issue is very disturbing. Apart from being separated she has brainwashed the children not to have any con… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Dog groomer applied a flea tick treatment from a major manufacturer.
Dog groomer applied a flea tick treatment from a major manufacturer. Dog has has a major reaction for four days now. (not mobile, large burnt patch on back, screaming and chasing tail, generally very … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I was referred to a dermatologist 2 hrs away from home to have
I was referred to a dermatologist 2 hrs away from home to have laser therapy done on my neck & chest for redness. He said I would need 3 possibly 4 sessions. I had the 4 and they went well, no problem… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
Good evening, My Father left a house to his grand daughter
Good evening, My Father left a house to his grand daughter to live in for all of her life. But my Father left the house to his 4 daughters. When the solicitor transferred the title out of my Father's … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
hello, my names aimee and i am needing some help in regards
hello, my names aimee and i am needing some help in regards XXXXX XXXXX tattoo i recived about two nearly three months ago. i had the tattoo done on the top of my left foot, and went to a reputable ta… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x