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Now that we are getting to the end of the year, and towards the much anticipated Christmas season, it’s time for you to go out and get the beauty treatments that you deserve. Whether you would prefer a trip to a hair salon, a nail treatment or perhaps your make-up completed by a beauty specialist, you deserve to feel good about yourself and your appearance. Just keep in mind that it’s important that you keep as safe as possible, so if you do end up getting hurt, it’s time to make a beauty claim.

The pandemic is still here and it’s crucial that you remain safe as the weather gets colder. That way you can avoid getting ill. Your salon will have procedures in place to ensure that you are kept safe from spreading Covid-19. However, there is still a chance that you could still suffer from an accident due to your beauty treatment. If this is the case then you could be owed compensation for any damages that you have suffered from through a beauty claim. Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with this.

The more damages you have experienced, the more likely it is you will receive a higher amount of compensation for your injuries. Find out how Gowing Law Solicitors can assist with a beauty claim by calling us on 0800 041 8350 or by using our website below:

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What is a beauty claim?

Before we jump into how much compensation you could be owed by the owner of a salon for a beauty claim, let’s talk about beauty claims in general. You would make a beauty claim if you ended up getting hurt in a salon. The salon’s owner and staff owe you a “duty of care.” Therefore, they need to make sure that you keep safe when you enter the salon’s property, undertake the treatment and before you leave. If you do end up getting hurt because of their negligence, this would mean that they are completely liable for the damages. Therefore, they also need to pay for any physical injuries you have suffered from. They may also be liable for any special damages you have suffered from, including:

Special Damages for a Beauty Claim

If you have suffered from an accident in a salon, it’s important that you tell someone as quickly as possible that you have been hurt. The staff of the salon need to be able to assist you and call an ambulance to look over your wounds. One of the staff members may also know CPR. You should also ask for the salon staff or owner to note down your accident in the work accident book. This can be used as evidence to back up your case. If you are well enough to look for evidence, we would highly recommend that you do so. That way you can get your evidence organized before you get started on your beauty claim.

Evidence can include:

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Once you have collected your evidence and have been assessed by a doctor, it’s important that you speak to a beauty claim solicitor. That way they can get started on your case. Your solicitor will help you organize your evidence and work with the responsible party on your settlement agreement. The settlement agreement will determine how much compensation you receive. If the responsible party refuses to assist you with your claim, your solicitor may recommend that you need to go to court to get the claim sorted. Just keep in mind that this is very unlikely. Instead, it’s more likely that you will receive your compensation after the settlement agreement.

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What sort of beauty treatments count under a beauty claim?

When it comes to beauty claims, it’s important to understand that there are a range of different treatments that you could claim for if they end up going wrong. You went to a salon to be pampered. As you have spent money on the service, you are in a contract with the beauty technician. Therefore, they are responsible for your safety when they are put in control of the treatment. The areas of beauty treatments include:

  • Hair Cuts
  • Tanning Salons
  • Laser Skin Centres
  • Cosmetic Botox Centres
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Surgeries
  • Nail Salons
  • Spas and Spa Treatments
  • Body Piercing Centres
  • Tattoo Centres

It’s important to report the injury if you do suspect that you were hurt due to the negligence of the employees or owners. You didn’t deserve to get hurt. Instead, you need to claim compensation for the damages that you have experienced. The longer you leave your injuries, the more likely it is that your injuries are going to end up getting worse.

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How could I get injured in a salon?

If you have decided on a beauty treatment in a salon, the salon owner or the workers in the salon will always do their best to ensure that you are safe through the treatment. Whether you decide on a nail treatment, skin and massage therapy, a treatment at a make-up counter or a minor cosmetic surgery, it is important that your make-up artist or beauty technician talks you fully through the treatment. This includes any potential chemicals in the products or risks that could occur from using certain materials or beauty tools.

Your salon may even have a contract for you to look over that will let you know all of the potential hazards that come from undertaking the treatment. If they fail to do this, and something does end up going wrong, they could held liable for your damages. They should show you the products and you should inform them whether or not you have any allergies.

Some of the most common injuries for beauty claims include:

Most common types of beauty claims

Depending on the type of treatment you receive, the type of injuries you have may take a long time to develop or they may be instantaneous. If you do end up developing an illness, infection or are worried about your beauty treatment, you need to inform the salon workers about it quickly. They can fix any problems you are worried about. If you don’t feel comfortable about going back to the salon to get the damage repaired, you may want to go to a different beauty salon or hospital to have the treatment removed.

Beauty salons are notorious for either having untrained staff or premises that have not been fully cleaned/sanitized after other treatments. We know that’s the last thing you want to hear during the pandemic. But these sort of environments can encourage germ growth or infections to spread from un-sanitized equipment. If you have a bad feeling about a salon, do not go through with the treatment. Some of the most common accidents come from:

  • Broken tanning beds
  • Un-sanitized nail tools
  • Broken acrylic nails
  • Strong chemicals
  • Dirty or wet floors that can cause slips
  • Aggressive workers
  • Allergic reactions to dyes, colours, nail polishes or wax
  • Scars from chemical peels
  • Lip filler reaction
  • Internal damage from cosmetic surgeries
  • Cuts and tissue damage from scissors and sharp objects

If you suffer from any of these types of injuries, you will need medical treatment as quickly as possible. That way the injuries will not get any worse and you will not end up needing additional treatment, such as medication or rehabilitation therapies.

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Untrained Beauty Staff: One of the most common causes of injuries

Back in April 2021, the BBC revealed a story that a nurse had gone undercover to observe beauty treatments in the industry. She was shocked to find that the practitioner was botching non-surgical facelifts. Not only was the area of training not sterilized and clean, but she was causing the patients pain and popping blood vessels in the forehead. Together, this could lead to an infection. The students learning from this practitioner only had 5 hours to learn the technique. This means that in the future, there may be beauty practitioners that simply don’t know what they are doing. Overall, this could lead to even more accidents.

Never feel afraid to ask a beauty practitioner for their credentials. You have the right to find out if they are trained and are able to safely perform the treatment on you without causing any damage. You should also take a look online to see if there are any reviews left by other people about your beautician. That way you can make an informed choice about whether you want to work with them or not. By doing research on your beauty staff, you can avoid any accidents that could cause long-lasting injuries.

Beauty Claims and Compensation: How much could I be owed?

It’s important to understand that the amount of compensation that you could be owed will depend on the damages you have experienced. Making a beauty claim is another form of a personal injury claim. That means your solicitor will be taking into account your general damages and special damages. Your general damages will account for any physical injuries that you have experienced. Your special damages will account for any additional damages that have appeared before, during or after the incident. Due to these types of damages, the amount of compensation that you receive will depend on how bad your damages actually are. So, for instance, if you were scarred from a hot wax treatment, you may be owed more compensation than a small infection from a nail implant.

Here are a range of compensation that you could be owed for specific injuries:

Beauty Claim Compensation Types

The best way to discover how much you could be owed is to speak to your solicitor. They can offer you an estimate that can be used in a future settlement agreement. Your solicitor can calculate any additional damages that need to be added to your total. They will also work with the third-party on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. That way, if you are feeling nervous about asking your salon for compensation, you can have a legal expert do it on your behalf. They can also fill out any tricky paperwork that may be leaving you confused. Feel free to ask them any questions about making a beauty claim. Your solicitor will always be more than happy to help you.

Gowing Law Solicitors can help you make a beauty claim

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Are you ready to get started on your beauty claim? Gowing Law Solicitors is here to help! We are determined to get you the compensation that you deserve. We can provide you free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are happy to move forward with your claim, we can work with you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will never have to pay any hidden fees. Instead, you will only need to pay your solicitor if they win your case for you. Therefore, you will always come out on top!

Find out how Gowing Law Solicitors can help with a beauty claim by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing info@gowinglaw.co.uk or by using our claims checker. One of our specialists will then be in touch to answer any additional questions that you may have.

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