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Claiming Compensation For Accidents At Nail Bars & Nail Salons
Nail bars and nail salons continue to expand across the country along with the increased emphasis on physical appearance among women and the popularity of decorative nail designs. The industry has been recently highlighted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as being a particular cause for concern regarding injuries to customers and staff. As in other areas of the UK beauty industry, nail bars are unregulated, and this often results in nail bars employing poorly trained staff and failing to follow basic safety procedures.
The most popular service in a nail bar is the application of acrylic nails. Certain nail bars persist in using acrylic products which contain the dangerous chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), associated with a host of medical problems. Essentially the rise in nail bar accidents over the past 10 years is due to a rapidly expanding, unregulated industry in which workers use a number of highly dangerous chemicals on a daily basis. As the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has commented:
'It could be that a treatment is in itself intrinsically dangerous or it is the way it is administered.'
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The Importance Of Skin Patch Tests & Ventilation
Customers should expect that a nail bar's staff will be fully trained and competent in the handling and storage of nail products and solutions. Skin patch tests should be conducted on all new clients to detect any possible adverse reaction to products. All nail bars are covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. This requires them to control risks and protect the health of both customers and employees. This will include providing adequate ventilation in public areas. Chemicals in nail products may cause allergic skin allergies or breathing disorders, including asthma which may result from exposure to chemicals or acrylic dust.
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The Dangers Of MMA In Nail Products
The most pressing problem is still the use of MMA in nail products. In 2008 the HSE found that a quarter of nail technicians did not know if their products contained the chemical, and only half were aware of the dangers of acrylic nail products which contain MMA. MMA has been known the cause internal damage to organs such as the lungs and kidneys, as well as allergic reactions. Some nail bars continue to use MMA-based products, as they are generally a lot cheaper that products containing EMA, which are far safer. Both nail salon clients and staff can also be left with ongoing dermatological problems following over-exposure to chemicals such as MMA, or long-term use of nail varnish and remover.
Claiming Compensation For Accidents At Nail Salons
We have recently dealt with cases in which nail treatments at nail bars and salons have gone disastrously wrong for clients. In the resulting compensation claims we have recovered damages for pain and suffering, as well as medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings for time off work. Compensation awards for pain and suffering alone may be in excess of £3,000.
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