If you’ve ever been a victim of a beauty treatment gone wrong, then you understand the frustration it can produce. Not only is there physical injury, often the psychological distress of a beauty treatment mishap leaves the victim in a state of unbelief, embarrassment, and lowered self-esteem. The effects of unwanted incidents can be long-lasting and should never be underestimated. Here’s the tragic thing: often these accidents are caused by unskilled beauty specialists, technicians, or negligent hairdressers, and are preventable. Still, few victims understand that they may have the right to compensation and can opt to proceed with a personal injury claim. For those who don’t understand how the process works, here’s your guide to the most frequently asked questions about beauty treatment claims.
Beauty treatments – what are the risks?
Beauty treatments that go wrong often do so due to the negligence of the beautician or hairdresser. There are many risks if safety procedures are not followed. Here are just some of the most common mistakes:
- The beautician doesn’t consult you before the treatment regarding possible allergies
- The wrong application of dyes or other chemicals
- Improperly working or faulty equipment is used
- You receive improper or inadequate advice regarding after-care
What are the most common injuries?
Some of the common injuries are:
- Allergic reactions
What should I do if I sustained injury?
If you have been unfortunate enough to sustain an injury, immediately seek medical attention and gather all the documentation needed to establish legal liability – including pictures, products that were used, the name of the beautician and witnesses, and so on. Seek legal advice.
Why should I make a claim?
There are many reasons why you should make beauty claims, but the two most important reasons are:
- So you can claim personal compensation for sustained injury and damages
- To prevent similar incidents from happening again
The beauty industry in the UK is on the rise, and unfortunately the personal injury claims that result from improper beauty treatment procedures are on the rise as well. This is partly due to the fact that the beauty industry is still heavily under-regulated, and partly due to victims insisting on their rights and standing up for what is correct. After all, a victim who remains silent leaves the door open for similar accidents to happen to other people in the future. If you’ve ever suffered an injury due to a beauty treatment gone wrong, don’t be discouraged or afraid to seek professional advice right away – there are plenty of experienced solicitors out there who can stand with you in your fight for righteous compensation. If you have the right, there’s absolutely no reason not to proceed with a claim.