Nail bar personal injury claim solicitors.
Nail bars are appearing in every town and street corner, with advanced, eye-catching designs for acrylic nails quickly becoming the norm, for social gatherings, and even going to work.
Gluing, drilling, and the use of chemicals on our nails can cause harm so if you have been injured at a nail salon, then contact MG Legal to start your claim for personal injury compensation, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you.
What are the most common injuries sustained when having acrylic nails?
This question is one that our personal injury specialists are asked a few times a week, closely followed by, are acrylic nail fumes harmful? And can I be allergic to acrylic nails? The answer to both questions, is quite simply, yes.
Acrylic is by far the most laser cut material, fumes from laser cut acrylic, as used to make acrylic nails, has a distinctive smell that can cause discomfort to you if you having acrylic nails applied. Acrylic fumes, can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, irritation and itchy eyes. The dust created when acrylic nails are filed and shaped is fine enough to enter the respiratory system and can cause asthma, the signs of which are tightness of the chest, shortness of breath and wheezing.
Are there any serious injuries caused by acrylic nails?
The chemicals and glues used by nail salons to ensure the nails stay in place and to coat the acrylic nails, such as resins and formaldehyde are extremely toxic, and notoriously bad for your health.
Our personal injury solicitors have found that the resins and formaldehyde used in the application of false acrylic nails, have been known to cause cancer. Some nail technicians have been found to use the highly noxious and harmful chemical methyl methacrylate. Methyl methacrylate dries quickly and easily at room temperature, and has full bond strength soon after application to your natural nail. This kind of acrylic nail glue is resistant to shear, peel, and impact stress; it is however linked with damage to unborn, developing fetus, and contact can irritate the eyes, skin, nose and throat. Breathing Methyl Methacrylate can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath. All nail bars are covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, meaning that they are required to control risks and protect the health of their clients. This will include providing adequate ventilation in public areas.
Chemicals in nail products may cause allergic skin allergies or breathing disorders, including asthma which may result from exposure to chemicals or acrylic dust.
Can I lose my nail if I have acrylic nails fitted?
Covering your original nail with acrylic, resin, and other chemicals will not only make the nail beneath the acrylic nail, wither and become thin, but the glues used by some nail technicians, ultra- strong glues and resins are often too strong, and the recipients of acrylic nails that are applied so rigidly by nail salons, can suffer from damage to the original nail, infection of the nail bed, loss of the original nail, and severe snapping or breaking of the nail, again causing injury, and a lot of pain.
Can I be allergic to acrylic nails?
MG Legal’s personal injury experts have successfully pursued claims against nail technicians, as a result of our clients having an allergic reaction to the chemicals used in the gel, acrylic nails, and gel polish, applied to their new acrylic nails. Any of the Methyl methacrylate chemicals can cause a severe, itchy rash anywhere on the body, not just the fingertips, says the British Association of Dermatologists. If you are injured, and believe that the nail bar has been negligent, not having the experience required to apply your acrylic nails, or by using chemicals that cause an allergy, then contact MG Legal, for a no obligation chat about your injuries.
Should I have had a patch test before my acrylic nails were applied?
When having acrylic nails, you are owed a duty of care by the nail salon, under common law, and the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1982. You are entitled to expect that all care is taken by the nail bar to keep you free from harm. The nail bar should take care when storing chemicals, and the nail technician applying your nails should be fully trained, and experienced enough to do your nails, This means that, in order to comply with their duty to you, the nail technician should carry out a skin patch test on all new clients to detect any possible adverse reaction to products. If a skin patch test was not carried out, and you suffer a personal injury, then you could bring a claim for personal injury compensation, on a no win no fee basis.
Can my acrylic nail become infected?
If the nail salon you use glue that is too strong, there is every chance that if you bang your acrylic nail against something, then your real, natural nail will be affected. MG Legal have brought successful personal injury claims against nail bars and salons that have used industrial grade glues, causing the client’s real nail to become dislodged on impact. As with any wound, germs enter the nail bed, and yeast, or fungus can get into the gap and grow, causing a personal injury, in the form of bacterial infection, that can cause your nail to turn dark green. This type of bacterial infection, one our personal injury solicitors see all too often when a nail salon have been negligent, is often referred to as ‘green nail syndrome- treatment of which requires antibiotics, such as bacitracin or polymyxin B, with recovery usually taking between 1- 4 months.
However, if the nail bar have been negligent, causing you to suffer personal injury, then the treatment of nail diseases is not always easy and topical treatment is usually ineffective; however, Pseudomonas nail infection can be treated with brushing of the nail bed with a 2% sodium hypochlorite solution twice daily, topical application of diluted acetic acid or polymyxin B or chlorhexidine solution.
If the nail salon have been negligent, and you have sustained a bacterial infection as a result of their poor work, therapy may include removing the damaged part of the nail. Not exactly the look you want, when you are proud of your nails.
How do I know my acrylic nail is infected?
If you have recently had new acrylic nails, and the tip of your finger is red, swollen, itching, with the natural nail discoloured, then the nail is probably infected. If the nail is infected because of the nail salon’s negligence, such as using the wrong glue, or equipment, or the nail bar’s staff are not trained, or competent enough to carry out the fitting of your acrylic nails, then the nail bar may have acted negligently. The nail salon must also carry out a skin patch test on all new clients to avoid any adverse chemical reaction to the products the nail salon is using.
Why does my acrylic nail hurt?
A question MG Legal’s personal injury experts are often asked by clients injured as a result of a nail salon’s negligence. Why does my acrylic nail hurt? If you have suffered poor treatment at the hands of a nail bar, then the soreness you are feeling is probably because the nail technician has drilled your original nail too deeply, or has filed off too much of your natural nail, leaving the natural nail weak, and the nail bed open to bacterial infection. To prevent personal injury, nail technicians should not use a drill on your natural nail, but instead, should just a nail file that is not electric. Using a nail file often takes the technician longer, hence the reason why they choose to use an electric nail file, with the end result being a client with new acrylic nails, but with an infected nail bed.
How often should you take a break from acrylic nails?
Your natural nails need time to recovery from being glued, filed, and having acrylic attached nails attached to them. This is why nails salons should refrain from applying acrylic nails to you every few weeks; so that every three to six months, you natural nails are given time to recover. The recovery period gives the natural nail chance to strengthen, rejuvenate, and avoid any unnecessary complications, such as bacterial infection, and losing your nail. Break periods are especially important if your natural nails are damaged or dry to begin with, and any nail bar adding acrylic nails to nails that are already broken or damaged may be negligent, and you may be able to bring a claim for personal injury compensation against their public liability insurance.
Who pays my legal fees if I make an acrylic nail injury personal injury claim?
If you contact MG Legal’s expert personal injury claims solicitors in relation to your personal injury claim against a nail salon or nail bar, and we think you have a good case, then we will accept your claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you. We believe that access to justice should not entail up-front costs, legal jargon, and confusing conversations with fussy solicitors who don’t live in the real world.
I have been injured by a nail bar, can I claim personal injury compensation?
If the injury you sustained was in the last 3 years, and was the fault of the nail salon, or beautician, then you should be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation, on an no win no fee basis.
Why choose MG Legal for my compensation claim against a nail salon?
At MG Legal, each solicitor takes a personal interest in each case and we have a dedicated department dealing with personal injury claims. Whether your claim for compensation is against a nail salon, nail bar, or hairdresser, our solicitors have acted for hundreds of clients who have been injured as a result of a negligent beautician.
Our team is well versed in the always relevant pieces of case law as well as having extensive experience of dealing with all types of injury and settling claims successfully at all stages of the process.
We believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a no win no fee agreement, which means that if we do not succeed for our client, we do not get paid for our work.