Compensation for Beauty Treatment Gone Wrong
May I make a claim for compensation for beauty treatment gone wrong against the salon if I suffered an injury the last time I visited?
It may be possible for you to claim compensation for beauty treatment gone wrong if the injury you suffered can be attributed to the negligence of the salon owner. All business owners owe their customers a legal duty of care to provide them with a safe and clean environment. If your injury was caused by the negligence of an employee of the salon who was treating you, you may be entitled to make a claim for botched beauty treatment compensation.
It must be noted, however, that the salon owner does not have an “absolute” duty of care, meaning that you may not be eligible for compensation for beauty treatment gone wrong if the member of staff who was treating you could not have “reasonably” prevented the accident in which you sustained your injury.
It is important that your injuries were seen to by a professional medical practitioner immediately after the accident occurred. An ambulance would have been called in the case of a serious accident; however, even if your injuries were not considered severe enough for an ambulance’s presence, you should at least have seen your family GP.
Along with seeing a medical professional there are further procedures you should have taken to benefit your compensation for beauty treatment gone wrong claim. It would be advantageous to have gathered the details of any potential witnesses and to have taken images of the accident scene on your camera phone, if possible – and to have taken pictures of the injury itself. You should also have had your injuries noted in the Accident Report Book that the salon is required to maintain on site.
You would be well advised in speaking with an experienced solicitor as soon as possible following medical treatment. He or she can assess your case and will be able to recommend whether or not you have a compensation for beauty treatment gone wrong claim that is worth pursuing. Most solicitors offer an initial consultation without charge in which to give professional legal advice and to answer any questions you may have regarding your case.