Beauty treatments are a lot more common nowadays, and they range from eyebrow waxing to Botox and various other laser and even surgical treatments. Beauty treatments also encompass hair treatments, such as hair dyeing, hair straightening, and more. But despite the fact that you can get beauty treatments most anywhere today, most of these treatments are still not properly and sufficiently regulated. This is where negligence – and injury – can come in.
Negligence during a beauty treatment session: what you should know
The beauty treatment specialist or therapist is under obligation to provide you with a ‘duty of care.’ This means they should do whatever is necessary to protect you and make sure you are safe whilst undergoing beauty treatment. The specialist or therapist should also follow certain standards in regards to the beauty treatment they are performing.
For instance, the specialist should ask you if you have any particular allergies before they perform specific treatment. They should also conduct a skin patch test if they are planning to perform a treatment that involves dyes, bleach, tints, or other chemicals applied to your skin. If they fail to do so, they can be liable for negligence. Additionally, if the specialist fails to give you proper after-care advice, they can be sued for negligence.
The specialist is also obligated to follow the instructions of the manufacturer when they are using special equipment or machinery. The equipment they use should also be safe and properly maintained.
Why are beauty treatment injuries more common?
The sad fact is that beauty treatment injuries are more common nowadays because of several reasons. One of these is that many therapists or so-called specialists do not receive enough training or are not experienced enough with what they are doing. Another is that due to stiff competition, many beauty treatment centres or salons simply fail to follow correct procedure or fail to make sure their equipment is safe.
Injuries from beauty treatments
Most injuries resulting from beauty treatments are, more often than not, painful, embarrassing, and unsightly. The different types of injuries from beauty treatments are extensive as well, ranging from cuts and abrasions to burns, allergic reactions, and more.
What you should do
If you have suffered an injury due to a beauty treatment, you should make a record of it and report it right away – to the salon or centre, but also to a physician or specialist. If you can, take photos if the injury as well so you have sufficient proof. You should also consult with a solicitor on how to make a claim. Beauty claims experts such as http://shireslaw.com also recommend keeping all the receipts on expenses incurred and other paperwork related to the injury.
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