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How Much Can I Claim for an Injury Caused by Beauty Treatments?

META Description: A detailed legal guide for making a compensation claim for injuries sustained during beauty treatment procedures.

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Looking good is great for your body image, reputation and self-confidence but incompetent or negligent professionals can sometimes cause you to sustain severe injuries in the process of trying to look good.

A statistical report by the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) revealed that at least 50% of people working in the UK beauty treatment industry are under qualified. Some of these poorly trained professionals may expose their clients to risks of different types of injuries.

Beauty treatment procedures such as hair dressing, microdermabrasion, tanning, laser skin treatments, spa treatments, body piercing, body arts, nail treatments and minor cosmetic procedures like Botox, can sometimes pose risks to clients and members of the public. When beauty treatment and cosmetic procedures are not properly handled, clients could suffer from chemical burns, skin burns, allergic reactions and contraction of post-procedural infections or blood borne diseases.

If you or any of your loved ones have suffered any form of injuries due to beauty salon negligence, negligence of a spa and its staff, nail salons, tanning salons, or any other beauty treatment establishment, our legal experts can help you get beauty treatment injury compensation from the negligent professionals or the beauty salon. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page so feel free to contact us for free legal advice or to start your claims process right away.

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A Guide to Claiming for an Injury Caused by Beauty Treatments

What is an Injury Caused by Beauty Treatments?

Claiming for Injuries Caused by Skin Treatments

Claiming for Injuries Caused by Chemicals used in Beauty Treatments

Claiming for Injuries Caused by Wax Treatments

Other Common Causes of Beauty Treatment Injuries

Claiming Beauty Treatment Injuries as an Employee

Claiming for Beauty Treatment Injuries as a Member of the Public

Beauty Treatment Facts and Statistics

Assessing the Severity of Beauty Treatment Injuries

The Long-Term Effects of Beauty Treatment Injuries

What to do if you have suffered an Injury due to Beauty Treatments

What can be claimed for After a Beauty Treatment Injury?

No Win No Fee Beauty Treatment Injury Claims

How Much Can I Claim for an Injury Caused by a Beauty Treatment?

How to Start a Beauty Treatment Injury Claim

Why choose us as your Claims Service for a Beauty Treatment Injury Claim?

Call for Free Advice and To Start a Claim

A Guide to Claiming for an Injury Caused by Beauty Treatments

Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 mandates the owners and managers of beauty treatment establishments to conduct their businesses and offer services in such a way that the clients are fully protected from all risks of accidents. The Sales of Goods and Services Act of 1982 also specifies that sellers of goods and suppliers of services are expected to offer services to consumers who enter into contracts with them in such a way that they are protected from potential injuries and damages.

Beauty service providers who fail to adhere to the instructions laid out by these government regulations may be found guilty of negligence and may be required to pay restitution in form of beauty treatment injury compensation to the affected client.

Beauty treatment claims are not exclusive to any gender; men and women who have been affected by beauty treatment injuries through no fault of theirs are both entitled to make claims. However, you would need the services of a competent legal professional to improve your chances of success.

This guide has all the information you need to begin your claims process. You would understand what steps you need to take after you have suffered an injury, how to start your claims without any financial commitments, the different types of injuries you can claim for and how much compensation you can reasonably expect.

If you have further questions or clarifications after reading through this guide, please use the contact details at the bottom of this page to speak to one of our beauty treatment claims experts for free.

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What is an Injury Caused by Beauty Treatments?

A beauty treatment injury is any type of injury sustained during, or as an aftermath of beauty treatment procedures. Beauty treatment injuries may be caused by a varying number of factors including human error, equipment failure or allergic reactions and infections caused by beauty products, beauty treatment procedures, and potentially harmful chemicals used in beauty treatments.

Common injuries that may be caused by beauty treatments include skin discolouration, infection, burns and scarring, allergic reactions, hair loss, facial scarring, wrong or poorly drawn tattoos, eye infections, cuts and bruising and any other serious or embarrassing problems caused by a beauty treatment procedure gone wrong.

Victims of beauty treatment injuries can claim for compensation for such injuries caused by the actions or inactions of negligent beauty service professionals.

Claiming for Injuries Caused by Skin Treatments

There is always a risk of chemical or allergic reactions occurring when beauty treatments are applied to the skin. The skin is the largest and most visible organ in the human body but it is also one of the most sensitive.  Even a small patch of skin, when exposed to infection, can lead to severe health consequences.

Beauty technicians are expected to read manufacturer’s instructions before using any beauty treatments on clients. Before chemical peels can be done for instance, they are mandated to carry out patch tests on a small, invisible portion of the skin and only proceed to fully apply the product on the client’s skin if there are no allergic reactions or potential damages.

If your beauty technician failed to carry out a full assessment of the risks of applying a product on your skin, or failed to protect you in anyway, you can sue them for negligence and obtain compensation for any injuries and damages they exposed you to.

Claiming for Injuries Caused by Chemicals used in Beauty Treatments

Most of the chemicals used in beauty treatments are potentially harmful especially when they are not handled by trained professionals.

The UK Department of Health and other laws guiding the conduct of beauty professionals sets out guidelines to be followed when applying chemical treatments on clients or otherwise be liable for damages should a customer suffer from damages or injuries.

It is expected that when these guidelines are followed, the chances of a client suffering injuries are mostly inexistent. For instance, percentage recommendations are recommended for chemical peels, and beauty experts who provide chemical treatment procedures are expected to have certain qualifications and experience.

Claiming for Injuries Caused by Wax Treatments

One of the frequently asked questions about beauty treatment claims from our clients is “can you sue for waxing burns?” Yes, you absolutely can because before a beauty technician applies potentially harmful chemicals like wax to your skin, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 mandates them to carry out an assessment of the risks of the chemical treatment, and take preventive measures so that accidents can be avoided.

For instance, a patch test must be conducted before applying wax treatments to a client’s skin. The wax must not be overheated or applied incorrectly too so as to avoid skin burns.  When tools are to be shared amongst clients, they must be properly sterilized to prevent the spread of infection and blood-borne diseases.

A failure to comply with any of these safety regulations make the beauty professional guilty of a criminal offence. The affected client may be able to claim against the beauty salon and obtain compensation for all consequential losses and damages caused by accidental injuries.

Other Common Causes of Beauty Treatment Injuries

Beauty treatment injuries may also be caused by a number of other reasons including:

  • Non-Invasive Procedures: Beauty treatment outfits sometimes carry out some non-invasive procedures such as Botox, to enhance beauty but a slight error during these procedures may lead to disfigurement and subsequent embarrassment for the affected client.
  • Slips and fall: Beauty salons make use of a lot of liquid which may sometimes spill on the floor and cause clients or visitors to slip and fall. The reasonable care clause as specified by the law for beauty salons, include cleaning the floors from time to time and warning clients to steer clear of wet and slippery areas.
  • Damaged or Faulty Equipment: A lot of equipment are used to carry out beauty treatments and most of these equipment are either powered by electricity or designed to generate heat thereby exposing clients to the risk of electrical shocks or burns.

Beauty salons are mandated to assess the risks of using different equipment on their clients and are expected to properly maintain these equipment and dispose them when they can no longer be trusted to perform without exposing clients to injuries.

If your beauty technician used any equipment in carrying out beauty treatments on you and these equipment caused you to suffer from burns or any other injuries, you can make a burn injury claim from the beauty salon.

  • Incompetent Professionals: Before a beauty salon technician is assigned to work on a client’s hair, body or skin, especially when it involves using potentially harmful equipment or products, they are mandated to have trained the employee on how to properly and safely use the equipment or products.

A number of beauty salon accidents in the UK employ incompetent or poorly trained professionals, thereby exposing their clients to potential risks and damages.

  • Defective Products: Injuries may also be caused by defective products. The manufacturer of the defective product may be solely liable for the damages but in some cases, the beauty store or the retailer of the product may be partly liable for selling the defective product to you.

You may need an experienced attorney to be able to help you figure out who is liable in for damages in some cases especially when it involves damaged equipment or defective products. Our attorneys are always available to answer your questions for free.

Claiming Beauty Treatment Injuries as an Employee

If you were injured during the course of discharging your duties as an employed beauty technician, you can sue your employer for your injuries too. Your employer may be liable for the damages.

Statistical information from the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) reveal that 70% of hairdressers suffer from skin damages caused by the chemical contents of beauty products.

Nail technicians are also exposed to the risks of asthma and other allergies as a result of exposure to the chemical contents of nail polishes and acrylics.

Employers in the UK owe a duty of care to their employees to protect them from any forms of health hazards during the course of discharging their duties. You may be able to claim for compensation from your employer of they failed to reasonably protect you in any way.

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Claiming for Beauty Treatment Injuries as a Member of the Public

Members of the public who are affected by the negligent conduct of beauty service professionals may also claim compensation provided the injuries were due to no fault of the victim.

Damages from explosion, slip trips and falls, pollution, property damage and improper disposal of chemical products are some of the things you may be able to claim for as a member of the public. If you have suffered damages in any way, please talk to one of our legal advisers for free advice on making your claims today.

Beauty Treatment Facts and Statistics

Here are a few facts and statistics you should know about the operations and regulations of the UK beauty treatment industry:

  • At least half of the people who work in the UK beauty industry fall below qualification Level 2 where Level 4 is the highest level of qualification.
  • Some of the most common claims for beauty treatment injuries are from skin waxing, hair dyeing, skin tanning, eyelash tinting, Botox and dermabrasion.
  • At least 70% of beauty salon employees suffer from one work-related injury or another in the course of discharging their duties.
  • Beauty treatment injury claims are not only for injuries but for embarrassment suffered by the victim.

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www.habia.org/industry-overview/

Assessing the Severity of Beauty Treatment Injuries

Before compensation for a beauty treatment injury can be awarded, the nature of the injuries would be considered and this would determine the amount that would be awarded as compensation.

Beauty treatment injuries can be classified into minor or severe injuries. Minor injuries may include first degree burns, bruises or cuts while severe injuries are injuries that are harder to treat and have more serious consequences such as hair less, head injuries, third or second degree burns. Injuries that require surgical intervention may also be classified as severe.

Severe injuries attract higher compensation than minor injuries but before an injury can be classified as minor or severe, a medical professional would have to take a look at it and issue a professional opinion.

We’ve built a relationship with a lot of local medical professional overtime and we can arrange for one to offer a professional opinion on the severity of your injuries.

The Long-Term Effects of Beauty Treatment Injuries

Embarrassment and social alienation is one of the greatest effects of beauty treatment injuries. A beauty treatment accident that leaves you with a bald head for instance can cause you to suffer from embarrassment, lose social opportunities or even lose job opportunities.

Infections from unsterilized instruments may also cause kidney or liver damage if they are not detected and treated early.

Sustaining burn injuries from beauty salon mishaps could also cause both superficial and internal health problems.

All of these consequences are considered before compensation is awarded for beauty treatment injuries. These and the fact that you may also suffer several financial consequences such as loss of income and income potential which may lead to a reduction in your current standard of living, and result in emotional and psychological challenges for you and your loved ones.

What to do if you have suffered an Injury due to Beauty Treatments

Suing a beautician for negligence is no small task because the beautician would be naturally inclined to protect themselves mostly by denying the claim. If you have the enough evidence to back up your claims however, it would improve your chances of winning the case.

In view of this, it is recommended that you take the following steps following a beauty treatment accident or injury:

  • Take Photos of the Accident and Your Injuries: In some cases, you may be severely affected by your injuries such that you are unable to take photos immediately after the accident. In such situations, you can look around to see if there is a CCTV camera installed and then request for footage from the salon. If there is none, you can ask someone to do it for you. Make sure the photos capture the injuries, environment, time and date the incident occurred.
  • Keep Your Receipts and Other Paperwork: Receipts, contractual agreements and other paperwork would further help to prove that you received services that caused you to sustain injuries so it helps to make a copy of these and keep them too.
  • Report to the Management: Make a formal report to the beauty salon and inform them about your intention to make claims.
  • Seek Medical Treatment: Sometimes, the damages or injuries can be reversible or minimized when medical attention is immediately sought. Hence, you should see your GP or any other qualified medical professionals for immediate treatment. The medical personnel would also be able to issue a professional opinion on the extent and consequences of the injuries.
  • Keep Evidence of Treatment and Related Expenses: This is very important as it can help you get the highest compensation amount possible so remember to keep all evidences and records of any financial expenses or losses sustained in relation to the injury.
  • Talk to a Beauty Treatment Accident Claims Expert: A claim against beauty salon experts may only be successful with the right legal backing so you shouldn’t waste them in finding a qualified legal professional to represent you and help you make your claims.

Every individual beauty treatment accident case is unique so you might need some other evidences or documentations to back up your claims. Our legal experts would be able to review your case during the free consultation session and tell you what to do.

What can be claimed for After a Beauty Treatment Injury?

You can claim for two major categories of damages after a beauty treatment injury:

  • General Damages: Compensation for general damages are a sort of apology to the victim for the accident. It’s meant to pay for all the intangible losses especially embarrassment or emotional and psychological losses that the victim may have to suffer from the injuries.
  • Special Damages: Special damages account for all measurable losses including loss of income or earning potential, recuperation expenses, surgical fees, reversal procedures, medical expenses and equipment to help the victim cope, assisted care and living, prescriptions, rehabilitation expenses, travel expenses and funeral expenses in cases where the victim dies from their injuries.

It helps to keep a record of all related expenses and losses as they serve as strong back up for your claims.

No Win No Fee Beauty Treatment Injury Claims

You don’t need to worry about funding when you need to make beauty treatment injury claims. With the no win no fee package that we offer, you can make your claims without any initial financial commitments.

You only get to make payments after compensation has been awarded and in the unlikely event that we are unable to get compensation for you, you don’t have to pay anything.

How Much Can I Claim for an Injury Caused by a Beauty Treatment?

We cannot categorically tell you how much to expect without first taking a look at the facts of your case. However, we can give an estimate based on judicial guidelines, and the cases we have worked on the past.

Injury Severity Amount Description
Toe Injury Moderate Up to £7,300
Toe Injury Severe £7,300 to £10, 450
Toe Injury Very Severe £27,750 to £42,600 Injuries that may lead to amputation.
Foot Injury Minor Up to £10, 450 For bruises, burns and cuts.
Foot Injury Moderate to Very Severe £10, 450 to  £153, 200 For injuries that cause permanent or temporary disabilities
Achilles Tendon Injuries Minor Up to £9, 575 For bruises, burns and cuts.
Achilles Tendon Injuries Moderate to Severe £9575 to £29,200 For injuries that cause permanent or temporary disabilities
Ankle Injury Minor Up to 10, 450 Sprains, cuts or bruises.
Ankle Injury Moderate to Very Severe £10, 450- £53, 000 Very severe cases include permanent injuries or that take several months to heal.
Knee Injury Moderate Up to £19, 900
Knee Injury Severe £19, 900 – £73, 125
Leg Injury Moderate £21, 100 – £29, 800
Leg Injury Serious to Very Severe £29, 800 – £214, 250 Very Severe cases refer to cases where the affected leg had to be amputated.
Finger Injury Moderate to Severe £6, 925,  to £27, 925 Severe Injuries may lead to loss of finger of amputation
Thumb Injury Minor £7, 350  to £9, 575
Thumb Injury Serious to Severe £9, 575  to £26, 600
Wrist Injury Minor £2675 to £3,600
Wrist Injury Moderate Up to £7,800
Wrist Injury Serious to Very Severe £9, 575 to £45, 500
Hand Injury Minor £700 to £3,300
Hand Injury Moderate to Severe £4, 100 to £47,050
Hand Injury Very Severe £73, 100 to £153, 200 Serious damage to both hands or loss of either or both hands
Elbow Injury Minor Up to £9, 575 Burns, Bruises and Cuts.
Elbow Injury Moderate to Severe £11, 900 to £24, 350 For severe burns, fractures and severe skin infection
Arm Injury Moderate £14, 600 to £29, 800
Arm Injury Serious £29, 800 to £45, 500
Arm Injury Severe £73, 100 to £228, 000 Where irreversible damage is done or amputation is required
Shoulder Injury Minor Up to £6, 000
Shoulder Injury Moderate to Severe £6, 000 to £36, 500
Neck Injury Minor Up to £6, 000
Neck Injury Moderate to Severe £6, 000 to £112, 750
Back Injury Minor Up to £9,500
Back Injury Moderate £9500 to £122,350
Eye Injury Severe 6925 to 136, 700 For permanent Injuries
Eye Injury Minor £3, 000 to £6, 650 For temporary Injuries
Ear Injury Minor Up to  £34,600 Burns or Partial deafness
Ear Injury Moderate to Severe £23, 800 to £34, 600 Deafness in one ear or total deafness in severe cases
Paralysis Paraplegic £166, 500 to £216, 000
Paralysis Quadriplegic £246, 750 to £307, 000
Psychiatric damage Minor to Severe £3,000 to £88, 000
Chest Injury Minor to Severe Up to £114, 100

 

To get an accurate estimate on how much you can reasonable expect from your beauty treatment injury claim, please use the contact details below to speak to one of our claims expert.

How to Start a Beauty Treatment Injury Claim

Before you can start your beauty treatment injury claim, you need to ascertain whether you are eligible for a claim or not. There is also a need to determine several other factors like degree of foreseeability, evidence and extent of negligence of the person(s) you are claiming against and whether there you were in anyway partially liable for the injuries too.

All of these would be determined during the free consultation we offer. If you would like to make us your claims expert after the consultation, we might need to assign a local medical professional to issue a professional opinion on your injuries.

After this, we would immediately begin your claims process on a no win no fee basis and continue to give you updates until you are awarded compensation.

Please use the contact details at the bottom of this page to claim your free consultation session and begin your claims process right away.

Why choose us as your Claims Service for a Beauty Treatment Injury Claim?

We are a team of qualified and highly experienced professionals who know the exact approach to take to get you a well-deserved compensation. We leave no stone unturned and stop at nothing to ensure our clients our completely satisfied.

We also understand the importance of privacy and would not share your information with anyone else. Our experts are friendly and easy to talk to so you can ask them any questions before, during and after making your claims.

 

Call for Free Advice and To Start a Claim

There is a legal time limit for making beauty treatment claims after which the negligent professional may walk away without paying compensation. Don’t allow that happen. Start your claims today by calling us on ********** or by using the web contact form at the bottom of this page to chat with one of our experts today.