Beauty Treatment Claims
As with the purchase of any service or product, if you have been injured as a result of a beauty treatment, then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
To find out more about whether or not you could make a claim, you can contact one of Accident Advice Helpline’s in house injury lawyers in Herne Bay or alternatively take our 30-second test, which you will find on our website.
Incidents an injury claim lawyer in Herne Bay could help with
An injury claim lawyer in Herne Bay could help you make a claim for personal injury if you have been injured as the result of a hair straightening treatment that has gone wrong, and caused injury in some way.
Beauty therapists can use a variety of techniques in order to straighten hair, for example:
- Hair relaxers (chemical based)
- Japanese hair straightening which changes the molecular structure of the hair
- Brazilian blow dry (chemical based)
Anyone who utilises these techniques should be fully trained, and operate from a salon or premises with suitable insurance should anything go wrong. It is against this insurer that an injury lawyer in Herne Bay would make a compensation claim if you have been injured as a result of a treatment gone wrong.
When applying chemicals to the hair and scalp there is always the possibility that there will be a reaction in the client. An experienced therapist should be aware of, and understand, these risks, and take appropriate measures to ensure that it is safe to continue with the treatment before proceeding.
Such reactions can lead to hair loss and even severe burning to the scalp itself.
A fully trained therapist would be aware, as is an injury claim lawyer in Herne Bay, that a strand test should be performed prior to any treatment being started to ensure that the hair can react suitably to the treatment suggested, and that there will be no negative side effects of the treatment for the client (including allergic reaction).
If you are injured as the result of a treatment, and were not offered a strand test first, then our injury lawyer in Herne Bay will be able to argue that the therapist, and ultimately the salon in question, is liable for your injuries. This could be because the staff member was “too busy” to conduct the test, assumed someone else had done it and did not check, or had not been suitably trained to know that a test needed to be done.
Either way, the injury lawyer in Herne Bay would be able to argue that they had been negligent in their duty of care, and because of their error or failure to do their job correctly, put you as their client at risk, and ultimately caused your injuries.
How much compensation?
It is difficult for your injury claim lawyer in Herne Bay to say how much your claim might be worth at the outset, as many things are taken into consideration when deciding how much you will be awarded.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown