Although an extremely skilled profession, the art of tattooing is also extremely risky, and not just to the person receiving the ink. Due to the dangerous equipment, hazardous materials and unpredictable customers tattoo artists are faced with daily, many employees within this field need to seek tattooist injury advice at some point during their career.
There has been a marked increase in recent years in the number of people flocking to tattooists to have themselves ‘inked’. Sadly, coinciding with the increase in popularity, the number of reported accidents to tattooists themselves has also been on the rise.
Although employees within this field are aware of the risks their career presents and undergo intense training and preparation before qualifying, sometimes accidents are inevitable, no matter how prepared you are. Hundreds of tattooists are injured each year by tools and materials used as part of their job. If the accident that caused your injuries was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Your injuries may have affected your health, cost you your job or cost you financially, all things that compensation law can help you with. Call Accident Advice Helpline today to get the tattooist injury advice you’re entitled to.
Tattooist injury advice
No matter how risky your profession is, no one should have to suffer an injury in the workplace. If you do experience an accident:
- Tell your employer or colleagues immediately to have it recorded in your company’s accident book. Check that what is written in the accident book is accurate and request a copy of it.
- If you are a member of a union, let your rep know about the accident. You should also liaise with your union rep to ensure that any equipment, tools or substances that may have played a part in your accident are kept safely for future inspection. Serial numbers or lot numbers may be useful.
- If your injury means that you have to take time off work, ensure that you keep hold of all wage slips received and a record of the pay you received whilst off work too.
- If any of your colleagues witnessed your accident, make sure that you have their contact details. Where possible, photographic evidence is also useful.
Ensure that when embarking on a career with a tattoo salon, you check that all health and safety regulations are met – with respect to both employees and customers. Equipment should be tested and replaced regularly and all hazardous substances stored correctly.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Even if you’re unsure of whether your case qualifies for a personal injury claim, there is nothing to lose by asking. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping those who’ve suffered workplace injuries to claim the compensation they deserve for many years. We will assign only the most dedicated and specialist solicitors to handle your case.
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to get no-obligation, specialist tattooist injury advice about your personal injury and to decide whether you should proceed with your claim. It is totally up to you – you are under no obligation to proceed with your claim if you decide against it, but a little advice from our caring team can go a long way in helping you to start to feel better.
Date Published: June 11, 2015
Author: David Brown