Beauty is NOT Pain: A Guide to Negligence Claims in the Beauty Industry
Many people receive beauty and cosmetic treatments. From haircuts and pedicures to botox and tattoos, the beauty industry is booming in the UK.
Every treatment will carry individual risks and if something goes wrong, it can cause disappointment, embarrassment and in some cases severe injuries.
As the beauty industry is not regulated in the UK, there is an increased risk of treatments being performed by people with little or no qualifications and without insurance. Additionally, with the promotion of ‘do it yourself’ home beauty kits, it is unsurprising that beauty negligence claims are on the rise.
Examples of injuries from beauty treatments can include burns, infections, permanent scarring, and blindness. These injuries can have a huge impact on an individual’s health both physically and mentally.
Do I have a negligence claim?
Salon owners, managers, and beauty professionals have a duty of care towards their clients whilst they are being treated. You may have a claim if they have breached this duty.
It may be that your beauty therapist or practitioner has not followed the correct procedure, not warned you of the relevant risks, or not provided adequate aftercare. Their salon conditions may be unhygienic, or the equipment used may not be appropriate for the procedure. Alternatively, there may be an issue with the manufacturing of a beauty product that causes an unexpected reaction.
If you have suffered physical or psychological harm because of that breach, you may be entitled to compensation.
What should I do if I have suffered a beauty injury?
Evidence is imperative: –
- Take photographs of your injuries and where the incident occurred if appropriate.
- Keep relevant receipts and paperwork that provide details of the appointment.
- Seek medical attention straight away.
- Keep evidence of any treatments received in connection with the injury and relevant expenses incurred because of the injury.
- Contact a solicitor to discuss your claim.
If you have suffered a beauty injury or would like more information, please contact a member of our team on 01745 536030.
Written by Tayla Rees, Paralegal