Beauty Treatment Claims
If you’ve been injured as a result of beauty treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The range of beauty treatments available continues to grow and as a customer, you should be able to expect a safe and professional service.
When things go wrong, it can be very difficult to know what to do. We can help you establish the facts and determine whether or not you have a valid claim against the salon or practitioner that provided the beauty treatment.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in a wide range of personal injuries, including those affected by beauty treatments. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can injuries arise from beauty treatments?
With so many beauty treatments available, there are many ways that you could suffer an injury if things go wrong or procedures aren’t followed properly. The beauty industry isn’t regulated in the same way that many health and medical practitioners are and treatments may be carried out by people who lack experience and training.
As well as the problem of inexperienced staff, some procedures are inherently risky – especially those involving chemicals or more invasive procedures which might carry an infection risk.
The following are just a selection of the claims that can arise:
- Chemical burns or allergic reactions
- Loss of hair
- Severe blistering from laser treatments
- Infections from unsterilised equipment
- Eye injuries and problems with eyesight
- Injuries from dermal fillers
- Weakened facial muscles after botox treatment
If you’ve suffered any of the above, or any other form of injury following a failed beauty treatment, contact us to discuss your circumstances confidentially.
What should I do if I’ve suffered an injury following a beauty treatment?
There are a number of simple steps you can take to help strengthen your case against the practitioner:
- Consider seeing a GP if you’ve not done so already. If you feel ill or unable to work, or if you feel that your injuries may get worse without treatment, it makes sense to seek medical advice.
- Keep hold of any receipts, appointment cards, emails or anything else that can help prove the date and time of your appointment and the nature of the treatment. This helps to prove that you had the treatment.
- Take photos of your injuries that you can share with us. Although this is upsetting it can really help with your claim. Recent photos from before your treatment can also help to demonstrate the extent of the injuries.
- Think carefully about any corrective treatment. The practitioner may offer to correct the treatment, or you may feel you need corrective treatment elsewhere. However, we recommend that you take legal advice before doing either, as this could make your claim more complicated in the long run.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your injuries with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Personal injury claims need to be made no more than three years after the event that caused the injuries, so it’s important that you contact us promptly. We can then start the process for you and get all the necessary details from you while they are relatively fresh in your mind.
How do I begin a compensation claim following beauty treatment?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.