Beauty Claims are there to help you if you have been hurt in a salon or beauty parlour. Now that the lockdown has eased and people are starting to enjoy going out again, you may find yourself wondering whether or not you should consider arranging a beauty appointment to catch up with your treatments. For many individuals this will come in form of hairdressing appointments, however others may be considering whether or not it is okay to go a step further and visit a beauty or nail salon. Right now, it is okay to visit these types of venues. However, keep in mind that you will need to follow social-distancing guidelines and ensure that you and the beautician are kept safe. It is most likely that you will also be asked to wear a mask when you have your appointment.
When you are in a salon, be aware of your surroundings and do your best to keep safe. Public accidents can happen to anyone in even the safest of environments. That’s why when you make your appointment, you should be aware that you could make a beauty claim if you do end up getting hurt. Find out more about beauty claims by calling Gowing Law today on 0800 041 8350 or by clicking on the button below:
Salons and the lockdown: Do Beauty Claims still happen?
When the lockdown was first initiated, this had a devastating effect on all sorts of businesses around the UK. This is why a lot of these businesses are now seeking out compensation in the form of a business interruption insurance claim. With that said, salons and beauty parlours were among the businesses that needed to close. This is due to the fact that they required close contact between client and beautician. Now that the lockdown has been lifted, you will be able to re-visit your favourite salon to enjoy their services. Just keep in mind that you may end up being asking to adhere to social-distancing policies when you visit. These include:
Of course, the staff at the salon will do their best to ensure that the regulations of social-distancing are closely followed. That way you can feel safe when you enter the premises. The main priority of any business is to make you feel safe when you enter. That’s why they will be enforcing these regulations. However, even the safest environments, an accident could happen in a salon. But don’t worry, the salon will be insured to ensure that any accidents can be compensated. That’s why you should not feel bad if you do need to make any sort of beauty claims. You will not be bankrupting the business as they will be fully prepared for these types of accidents.
What sort of accidents could happen in a beauty salon?
No matter what type of service you ask for in a salon, it’s important that you understand that if you get hurt due to them, you could be owed compensation for your damages. An accident in a salon could cause serious physical damages and even scarring. These accidents could include:
- Wax burns
- Skin irritation
- Damage to scalp and skin
- Hair dye/bleach burns
- Chemical peel burns
- Cuts and lacerations from scissors and razors
- Burns from tanning beds
- Bleeding from pedicures and manicures
- Allergic reactions to specific products
As you can see, a range of accidents can occur if you go to a salon. Now, these accidents can cause a range of injuries, including bleeding, burns, allergic reactions, loss of hair, broken bones or loss of limbs (depending on the extent of the accident.) In order to claim for an accident, you will need to be able to prove that the salon was guilty of negligence. That meant that they put you at risk and made it more likely that you would experience an accident.
How could I be eligible for compensation?
Now that you understand the type of accidents that can happen in a salon, if any have happened to you then you may be considering beauty claims. It’s completely understandable! You deserve compensation for any damages that you have suffered. That’s why you should make a compensation claim.
All beauty salons owe their customers a “duty of care”. That means they need to ensure that all of their customers are safe in their premises. Unfortunately, not all salons are regulated to make sure their clients are their top priority. However, they should all be focusing on:
It is the duty of your beautician to ensure that you are fully informed about the beauty procedure and the type of risks that come with it. They may even ask you to sign an agreement to show that you fully acknowledge these risks. They are also responsible for keeping the environment of the salon tidy and clean. This is to reduce the chance of slips, trips and falls, as well as to keep up sanitation and lower infection risk. That way they will not be held accountable if something does go wrong. However, if they fail to do any of this, or put you at risk, you could be owed compensation due to negligence. This is when you should be thinking about beauty claims.
What should I do if I am involved in an accident that results in beauty claims?
If you have been hurt due to the negligence of your beautician, it is essential that you ask for help as quickly as possible. Alert the staff in the salon and ask for the accident to be written down in the work accident book. Even if your injuries do not look severe, it is crucial that you go to hospital to be checked over. This includes asking for a medical report from your doctor to prove the extent of your injuries. Whilst waiting for medical help, if you are able to keep conscious, you may want to consider collecting evidence to back up your case. This includes:
Once you have received medical help and have collected your evidence, you should go to a solicitor to talk about beauty claims. Your solicitor can provide personalized advice about your beauty claim and assist with the preparations for the compensation claim. They can fill out tricky paperwork and speak to owner of the salon on your behalf. That way a settlement agreement can be sorted and you can receive your compensation for your damages.
Get started on your Beauty Claim with Gowing Law Solicitors
Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we want to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Now that the lockdown has been lifted, you do need to keep as safe as possible when you go out to beauty salons. It is your responsibility to maintain a sensible distance and take precautions when you go to public areas. If you have been hurt due to the negligence of the salon owner, it is time for you to claim compensation with the help of an experienced law firm. Gowing Law’s team of specialists can provide you free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are happy to move forward with your claim, our solicitors can work with you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees and you will always come out on top
Get started today on your beauty claims by calling Gowing Law at 0800 041 8350, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our claim’s checker. One of our lawyers will then be in contact to answer all of your questions. That’s why it’s crucial for you to get in contact with us today so we can help you!
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