Beauty salons are usually places where happy events are taking place – a bride getting prepared for her wedding, for example – but they are also establishments where both clients and employees come into close proximity with a number of hazardous substances which, when utilised incorrectly, can cause severe injury and lead to a beauty salon compensation claim.
Hot wax and chemical treatments are amongst the most frequent causes of burns and permanent disfigurement in a beauty salon. However, malfunctioning hair drying and hair styling equipment can also burn the scalp. Staff, too, can develop dermatitis related injuries to their hands when inadequate protection is provided by the employer.
Irrespective of whether you are a client or an employee, when you have suffered an injury in a beauty salon, you should always consult a doctor immediately before considering a beauty salon compensation claim. Many small burns, if treated quickly, may not develop into permanent scarring. Your attendance at your doctor´s surgery will be recorded in your medical records, which, in turn, will be used to support your beauty salon compensation claim.
Making a Beauty Salon Compensation Claim
There are a number of elements that may affect a beauty salon compensation claim. If it is claimed that you made a sudden movement whilst hot wax was being applied, this could lead the proprietor of the beauty salon to deny liability for your injuries. Possibly the person who was applying a treatment that caused your injuries may not have yet been comprehensively trained – however, you may have agreed to have a trainee attend to you.
These are just a few of the reasons why it is in your best interests to use the services of a specialised personal injury claims solicitor when making a beauty salon compensation claim. A solicitor will be able to advise you on areas of the law such as contributory negligence and ensure that you receive fair and adequate compensation for the physical and psychological trauma you have experienced.
Because there are more issues involved in a beauty salon compensation claim than just the possibility that you may have contributed to your injuries, we have set up a free advice telephone service which you are invited to call and discuss your beauty salon compensation claim with a specialised personal injury claims solicitor. Whether you are a client who has been injured or a member of staff who has acquired a work-related injury, we will be able to offer practical and impartial advice regarding a beauty salon compensation claim.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have many years experience of dealing with public liability compensation claims, including those when an injury has occurred in a beauty salon. Therefore, we appreciate that you may be concerned as much about the long term effects of your injury as much as the injury itself, and will be respectful of your concerns throughout our conversation.
We will ask you to tell us how your injury occurred, what medical treatment you received for it and what permanent effects there may be. We would also like to know how your injury has affected your quality of life, self-confidence and interaction with other people. We will use this information to make a preliminary assessment of your beauty salon compensation claim.
Should we feel that you have a beauty salon compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue, we will advise you how long the case should take to prepare, the likelihood of your success and, wherever possible, give you an indication of the level of compensation we would expect you to receive.
Kindly note, however, where there is a dispute concerning contributory negligence, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your beauty salon compensation claim. This will mean that your claim has to be pursued through the courts, and your own contribution to your injuries will affect the award of compensation you receive.
Should you have any questions which are not covered in our general conversation, you are invited to ask them at any time and possibly you have received conflicting pieces of advice from well-meaning family and friends – which we will be happy to resolve. We tend to end each conversation with a summary of what we have discussed and a list of options available to you, depending on your own personal circumstances.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, and may wish to take a day or two to reflect on the advice we have offered. We would recommend that you do not leave too long a period before arriving at a decision as there are time limits relating to how long after the event a beauty salon compensation claim can be filed.
Therefore, we suggest that you call our free advice telephone service – 1800 989 995 – without delay. Our lines are open from 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm at night, seven days a week. We also operate a call-back service so if it is an inconvenient time to speak with us right now, please leave your contact details in the form below, and one of our helpful team will be in touch.