The UK is going through a beauty salon boom. The industry employs more than one million people across the country and has an estimated worth of £16.6 billion to the UK economy. Studies suggest this figure is only going to rise.
Advances in technology means a wider range of hair and beauty treatments are available to all. But as the industry grows, so does the need to introduce regulations to ensure owners and employees can be held accountable to their clients.
Many assume personal injury claims only apply to road traffic accidents or slips and trips at work. This common misconception is far from the truth. If you’re dissatisfied with the standard of service delivered by a beautician, hairdresser or even a doctor, you’re entitled to pursue a personal injury claim and compensation.
Another common misconception of the personal injury industry is that claimants are only interested in financial gain. However, this does not take into account funding medical treatments or getting your life back on track after an injury. Many physical wounds heal with time, but the psychological effects of an injury can leave you depressed and emotionally scarred for life.
It’s crucial to hold businesses and individuals accountable if something goes wrong. This is especially important to stop the same incidents from occurring, particularly since the industry is not formally regulated and the quality of service given can only be assumed.
The most commonly reported beauty treatment complaints include:
- Allergic reactions
- Bleeding and Hair Loss
- Laser treatment skin burns
- Hair damage after dying
- Bleaching or burns from waxing
- Scalp damage from chemicals
- Eye injuries as a result of eyelash treatments and eyelash loss
- Permanent Eyebrow tattoos
- Tanning injuries
If you wish to make a claim against a beauty salon, a strict three year limit applies from the time of the incident occurring. In most instances physical evidence will be crucial to prove negligence, therefore the sooner you start a claim the better. Apart from basic information regarding the incident it is useful to have the following details:
- Time and Date of the incident
- Treatment details
- Salon Name
- Appointment Records
- Details of the person or business responsible for the injury
- Any Receipts
- Pictures of Injuries
- Any witnesses
- Evidence of medical advice or treatment required
- Evidence of the complaint made to those thought to be at fault.
At Watermans, we understand how difficult it can be to make the decision to start a claim for compensation. We offer straightforward legal advice, so that you know where you stand from the off. To find out more about the claims process, contact our team using the form below, or call us on 0131 555 7055.