As a nation, we are now more aware of how we look than ever before and can also make changes to our appearance with greater ease than ever. Our obsession with waxing, filing, tanning, dying and a range of other treatments has resulted in a booming beauty industry which is now worth more than Â£17 billion to the UK economy a year and is predicted to continue to grow.
Unfortunately, in an industry of this type, mistakes will be made and establishments which donâ€™t pay due care and attention to the welfare of their clients will open. If youâ€™ve been to a beauty salon like this and have been injured by a beauty treatment, you may be able to claim compensation.
What can I claim for?
The most common personal injury claims made against hair and beauty salons are:
- Allergic reactions to chemicals because the salon didnâ€™t test for allergies before application.
- Incorrectly applied hair dye damaging the hair and scalp.
- Hot wax burning the skin.
- Injuries from poorly performed laser treatments.
- Tanning injuries.
There are a wide range of injuries you can claim for if the beauty salon has acted negligently and is at fault for your injury.
Claiming compensation will hold the salon to account for its mistakes and ensure you are adequately compensated for any physical or emotional pain you go through because of your injuries.
How do I make a claim?
To make a personal injury claim for negligent beauty treatment you should start by reporting the incident to the salon involved and ensuring it is noted in their accident log book. If your accident occurred a while ago you obviously may not be able to do this and you shouldnâ€™t worry your case is dead if so, but you should always ensure accidents are noted in the future. Following this, you should take pictures of your injuries and, if required, seek medical attention for your injuries.
These records will form a vital part of your case and play a key role in ensuring you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
At Garratts, our team are specialists in recovering compensation for hair and beauty industry personal injury claims. We operate on a â€˜No Win No Feeâ€™ basis for the majority of our cases and your first discussion is free, so you donâ€™t have to worry about paying to discover you donâ€™t have a strong enough case.
To speak to our specialist team, you can either call us on: 0161 665 3502 or use the form on our website to contact us.