Now that the lockdown is easing, you may be considering what type of outings you are going to make in your town. One of the things you may have been ailing for is a visit to a beauty salon. After all, you have not had a beauty or hair treatment in ages! Although there will be some Covid-19 social distancing policies still in place, the staff at your local salon will take care of you and your nails when you select a treatment. Just keep in mind, even in the salon, there is a chance that you could end up getting hurt due to a personal injury. Your salon will have insurance to ensure that you can claim compensation if you end up experiencing an injury. If you get hurt in these circumstances, you should make a beauty claim to receive a pay-out that can help you recover.
Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your beauty claim. We are here to answer all of your questions and ensure that you get the assistance that you need to move forward with your case. Feel free to contact our law firm at any time to talk to our Manchester solicitors on 0800 041 8350 or click on the button below to visit our website:
What are beauty claims?
A beauty claim is issued when you have experienced an accident inside a salon or due to the negligence of your staff. When you are inside of a salon, the staff owe you a “duty of care.” That means whilst you are undertaking their services, your safety needs to be a priority. In other words, they need to inform you entirely about the risks of the procedure and also conduct a safety test. That way they can be sure that you are not allergic to any of the chemicals that are in the products.
Unfortunately, not all salons follow the same codes of conduct. Some may ask you to sign an acknowledgement of the risks of the procedure, however, others may not. That’s why you may find that some salons offer better services than others. Although there is a code of conduct that they need to follow, you may find that others simply choose not to follow it. That is why you could end up getting hurt.
If you do end up getting hurt due to the negligence of your beautician, you need to start on your compensation claim as soon as possible. The longer you leave it, the more likely it is that your injuries will either get worse or you will surpass the limit for making a claim, which is three years.
How could I get hurt in a nail salon?
When you go to get a manicure or to have some sort of nail treatment completed in a salon, it’s important that you are aware of the risks of your treatment. Your beautician should either have you sign a declaration/disclosure agreement that you understand the risks of the procedure or inform you of all the potential risks. If they fail to do this then they could be liable for your damages. This is due to the fact they acted negligently.
With that said, your injury in a nail salon could come from the environment or the beautician’s procedure. The salon owner has a responsibility to keep the salon clean and tidy. If there is mess or liquid/water on the floor, there is a chance that you could slip or fall over. This could mean that you could get hurt due to the lack of a safe environment. However, it is more likely that you will get hurt due to the nail procedure. Common injuries include:
As you can see, problems can occur if your beautician is inexperienced. They could damage your nails and cause infection. This could lead to scarring, infection and even, if the damages are truly bad, blood poisoning. If you notice any physical symptoms start to occur around your hands, especially if your skin changes colour or starts to hurt, that is when you need to go see a doctor. That way you can get the treatment you need to move forward and ensure that there isn’t any scarring from your treatment.
What should I do if I get hurt in a salon?
The first thing you need to do is alert the staff members that you have been hurt in the salon. If the injury happened in a previous appointment, you should go back to the salon and alert them to the injury that you have suffered. That way the injury can go into the work accident book in the salon. You should then focus on collecting evidence of your injuries. This includes:
- Photographs of your injuries/ salon environment
- Witness statements
- Medical reports
- Police reports
- Diary Entries
You should then get in contact with Gowing Law Solicitors to get started on your beauty claim. A solicitor can handle your case for you and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. They can deal with all of the paperwork and ensure that no mistakes are made. That way you can sit back and focus on your recovery. A settlement agreement will then be decided on with the salon owner and their insurer.
How long do I have to make a Beauty claim for my injuries?
If you are going to make a beauty claim for your injuries, it’s crucial that you make it in the appropriate time frame. That way you won’t run out of time and will be able to claim the compensation you need to deal with the damages of your injuries. Of course, you will have experienced physical damages. However, you may have also experienced emotional and financial damages, as well as losses of opportunity. These damages will increase the amount of compensation that you could be owed. You will have around 3 years to make a claim that will provide you with your compensation. That way you can give your solicitor a solid amount of time to get your claim sorted and your compensation in your pocket.
Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your Beauty Claim
Now that you are ready to make your beauty claim, you should get in contact with Gowing Law Solicitors to get started. Our solicitors are here to provide you with the support you need to move forward with your life. You deserve compensation for your losses. That’s why we can provide you with free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are a happy to move forward, we can offer you our services on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top and will never have to pay any hidden fees.
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