Can I claim compensation for a botched beauty treatment?
Posted on 27th June 2019
Unfortunately, sustaining a personal injury at a beauty salon is not as rare as you would expect!
Waxing can cause injuries such as burns, cuts and infections; Laser Hair Removal can cause blistering of the skin, bruising, livedo reticularis (mottled skin), and excessive swelling; Chemical Peels can cause permanent darkening or lightening of the skin; Derma Rolling can transmit bacteria; Botox can cause flu like symptoms or breathing issues and Dermal Fillers can in the worst cases block blood vessels leading to death, blindness or pulmonary embolism.
That beauty treatment you are just nipping off to get suddenly doesn’t seem quite as relaxing does it?! That’s where MG Legal, personal injury law experts are here to help! Before you undergo any beauty procedure it is the salons responsibility to advise you of any adverse side affects that the treatment may cause. You should also ask what products and equipment are being used. The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority revealed that just under half of the UK’s beauty treatment industry is under- qualified. Some of these poorly trained professionals can put their Clients as risk of a whole host of injuries!
Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act states that owners and managers of beauty establishments conduct their businesses and offer services in such a way that Clients are fully protected from risk of accidences. The Sales of Goods and Services Act 1982 adds to this specifying that Sellers of goods and 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!
Looking good helps you feel good. When you head off to the salon of your choice you expect to exit the place feeling significantly better than when you went in! If you have been let down by a beauty professional contact MG Legal via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01995 602 129.
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