Many people go for all sorts of beauty treatments nowadays, ranging from simple hair cuts to more complex cosmetic procedures. But with more and more people opting for beauty treatments and visiting beauty treatment centres and salons, more and more individuals are also suffering from beauty treatment injuries. The industry simply isn’t regulated enough, that’s why. In fact, according to the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority, over half of the individuals working in the beauty industry (a little less than 125,000 people) are not really qualified to perform their duties – their level of qualification according to Health and Safety standards falls only to Level 2 and below, when the level of qualification is supposed to be Level 4 for most beauty treatment procedures and processes.
If you are fond of visiting beauty salons and centres and have suffered a beauty treatment injury, no matter how minor, here are the essential facts you should know about.
The most common claims for beauty treatment
The most popular beauty procedures and treatments in the UK include hair dyeing, skin waxing, tanning, and eyelash tinting, and it follows that some of the most common claims for beauty treatment all stem from these procedures. Additionally, claims for injuries for procedures such as dermabrasion and Botox are also on the rise.
Some common injuries resulting in claims related to the above-mentioned treatments include damage to the scalp or to the hair, especially after undergoing hair dyeing, burns and scalds due to waxing, burns due to laser treatment, chemical allergic reactions, especially when it comes to chemicals such as para-phenylendiamine (often used for hair dyes), injuries to the eye due to eyelash extension treatments and tinting, injuries due to tanning, and more.
What you should know before making a claim
If you have been injured because of a beauty treatment and would like to make a claim for compensation, you should know that there is a particular act passed by the government, called the Sale of Goods and Services Act (1982) which can be of particular help with your claim. This Act specifies that when a client or customer goes into an agreement/contract for particular goods or services, those precise goods and services should be carried out or supplied with the appropriate care and skill. If they aren’t and the customer receives an injury, then the operator/goods provider may be held liable.
You may be fully entitled to a claim depending on your injury and the circumstances surrounding it and if you can prove the negligence, ignorance, or recklessness of the beauty salon or its specialists. Speak to beauty treatment solicitors today – they often work on a No Win No Fee basis and are the best individuals to advise you on the next steps to take.
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