It has been reported that on average, women in the UK spend up to £40,000 in a life time on their hair. That figure could well be doubled when you think of all of the other treatments hair and beauty salons are able to offer.
Most of the time we leave the salon feeling like a celebrity as we ever-so-subtly flash our new nails at everyone we meet. But not all treatments leave us feeling so elated…on the contrary, rather than heading out to friends, we’re rushing to our local A&E department.
Did you know that if you have experienced an injury from visiting a hair or beauty salon, you could have a valid claim for personal injury compensation? A beauty therapist has a duty to consult you properly before performing any treatment on you and should offer patch tests were necessary. They also need to ensure that any treatments they perform are carried out correctly.
Here are 10 common injuries you can claim for resulting from beauty treatments that went horribly wrong:
Burns to the scalp
Burns to the scalp from tongs and straighteners.
Allergic reactions to hair dye if not patch tested first.
Hair loss or burns form extensions.
Facial scarring / reaction
Facial scarring / reaction from incorrectly applied semi-permanent tattooing.
Damage to eyebrows
Damage to eyebrows and eye socket from waxing, tinting and semi-permanent tattooing application.
Allergic reaction causes swelling to eyes from fake lashes.
Burns and scarring
Burns and scaring from reaction to body and face treatment and poor / incorrect application.
Body and face waxing
Burns and scarring from callus treatment.
Old dead skin
Injury from removal of old dead skin during a pedicure.
Severe burns from sun beds and reactions to fake tans.
Injuries caused by any of the above could mean you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. In order for you to have the strongest case for compensation you should have reported the injury to the salon and visited your GP / Hospital within 48 hours of the incident.
For the best advice you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Their professionally trained claim advisors offer a free, no obligation personal injury claim assessment, so you will be able to get the advice you need. Part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, Accident Advice Helpline’s expert solicitors aim to recover the maximum compensation possible. What’s more they work on a 100% No-Win No-Fee* basis, meaning you have nothing to lose.
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Date Published: March 18, 2016
Author: David Brown