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Beauty Treatment Negligence Compensation Claims
In legal terminology, negligent behaviour means acting in a way in which you would not expect a reasonable person to act in similar circumstances. To prove negligence on the part of a beauty salon or beauty technician, you will need to show that they failed to meet the standards of client care expected of professionals in their field. Beauticians owe a duty of care to perform their beauty treatments in a reasonably competent manner. Where this duty of care has been breached, and a customer suffers an injury, a compensation claim for negligence may be pursued.
Our clients are often in two minds as to whether to they wish to make a claim against their beauty salon. Such cases however play an essential role is raising standards across the industry, and help to protect others from being injured in the same way. Beauty salons must in any case hold public liability insurance, which protects them in the event of claims for negligence resulting in injury. There should be no doubt that many of the injuries which occur at beauty salons are physically traumatic and emotionally harrowing. When this is the case, higher insurance premiums for beauty salons are a small price to pay for compensating those injured.
Different Types Of Beauty Treatment Negligence
Beauty salon negligence is normally the result of a failure of management, the actions of staff, or both these factors in combination. Often the salon itself will have failed to carry out a pre-treatment skin patch test, which is essential in ensuring that new customers do not suffer adverse allergic reactions to chemicals contained in beauty products such as eyelash tint. Otherwise the salon's owner may have failed to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, which prohibits the use of products containing substances which can cause skin damage and breathing difficulties.
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A beauty salon will also be at fault if they employ an operator / technician who is not sufficiently qualified, trained, experienced or competent to perform a specific beauty treatment. Salon staff may fail to follow the manufacturer's instructions when using a product, mixing it to the wrong concentration for example, or may choose to use the wrong product in a particular situation. Otherwise salon staff may simply mishandle products, either spilling them on the skin, or applying and removing them in an inappropriate manner.
Injuries Caused By Beauty Treatment Negligence
Injuries at beauty salons can be particularly sensitive for women, and result in profound physical and emotional distress. We have represented clients who have had to be rushed to hospital for both burns and cuts sustained during beauty treatments that have gone wrong. Burn injuries are particularly painful, whether from chemicals or over-heated products such as wax. They also often involve unpleasant side-effects, including cracking skin, blistering, redness and possible infection. Skin graft surgery is sometimes required with chemical burns, which can penetrate deeply into the skin.
Cuts and lacerations, from prematurely removed waxing strips for example, may cause protracted bleeding, and require stitches in extreme circumstances. With facial injuries from beauty treatments, a woman is likely to feel extremely self-conscious, and this can have a knock-on effect in both working and domestic life. Disfiguring injuries may result in time off work and the cancellation of planned special events. Both these factors will be taken into account when assessing the compensation due to a person injured due to the negligence of a beauty salon.
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