Cosmetic surgery error

Whilst a trip to the beauty salon may conjure up images of relaxation and pampering, many services use potentially harmful chemicals and machinery. Bleaching, perming, waxing, electrolysis, eyelash extensions and nails are all services which require skill from the beauty technician.

Employees of salons are required to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work. They also have to follow certain regulations when dealing with substances such as acetone, hair dye, adhesives and perming solutions.

Whilst most beauty technicians are highly responsible and stick to strict procedures to ensure the safety of their clients, if a beauty technician fails to exercise reasonable skill or care whilst providing a service then you could sustain an injury as a result. If this happens then you may be entitled to seek compensation for those injuries.

Examples of injuries that we can help you claim for include: 

  • burns and blistering
  • infections
  • allergic reactions, swelling and irritation
  • severe bruising, skin tears and healing issues
  • loss of hair
  • eye infections and blindness. 

Time Limit

Court proceedings must normally be commenced within three years of the date of your accident. If Court proceedings are not commenced within the three year period then your claim will be out of time. Although a Court does have the discretion to allow Court proceedings to be commenced and to continue after the three year period has expired this must not, and cannot, be relied on.

The three year period is different if, for example, the person injured was under 18 years of age at the time of their injury. In this case the three year period does not commence until their 18th birthday.

A member of our team will be happy to discuss the above with you and how this will impact on your claim.

Funding your claim

If your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be happy to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will make enquiries to ensure ‘no win, no fee’ is appropriate to you. We will be happy to discuss other funding options with you.

Free consultation

If you have been injured by a hair or beauty treatment and the injury was not your fault, then please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help and provide free initial advice.

There is no obligation to make a claim - you decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.

Poole Alcock’s personal injury department in Cheshire is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and our expert solicitors include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and APIL Senior Litigators.



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