When you think about personal injury claims you most likely think of car accidents, or accidents at work. But beauty treatment injuries will also result in a claim for compensation when the person receiving the injury is not at fault, and the injury is the result of someone else’s negligence. If you want to know more about beauty and cosmetic treatment injury compensation, read the commonly asked questions below.
1. What are the Negligence Risks During Beauty Treatments?
When you get a beauty treatment, whether it is a haircut or colour, a chemical peel, or a hair removal procedure, the therapist who is carrying out the treatment owes you a duty of care and they must make sure that they undertake the job with due caution in order to protect your health and safety. They must carry out the procedure to the same standard as expected from other practitioners and in line with the general expertise expected in the profession.
There is a risk of negligence if the therapist does not carry out a pre-treatment consultation to see if you have any allergies. They should also do a skin patch test if they are using chemicals on the skin and they must obtain your consent to carry out a procedure, while informing you of any potential risks and asking you about prior medical conditions.
You need to tell the therapist if you are allergic to any ingredients, and if you are pregnant or you suffer from any health conditions. You may develop a severe allergic reaction to the chemicals used to treat your skin or colour your hair. There is also the risk of burns and scarring when you have a hair removal treatment, or there is the incorrect application of semi-permanent make-up.
In addition, you must receive proper advice about the follow-up care after the procedure including any serious side effects you need to watch out for. The machinery or equipment must be operated correctly and it must be in good working order.
2. Are Beauty Treatment Injuries Common?
Beauty treatment injuries and claims for hairdresser compensation are unfortunately on the rise. The beauty industry is booming and there is an increased risk of accidents and negligence as therapists are not always skilled or experienced. When some therapists promise rapid results or serious physical changes they may try to cut corners and treatments may end up being administered incorrectly. Therapists may not be qualified or able to treat various conditions even when they do carry out these procedures. While in many cases this will not result in problems, there is the risk that these people will cause damage and injuries for which the victim deserves compensation.