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If you’re searching for the best advice and information on how to sue a beauty therapist, get in touch with Beauty Treatment Claims. We’ll guide you through the beauty accident claims process step by step, ensuring you feel well informed throughout.

A beauty treatment injury caused by a service received in a salon, spa or clinic can leave clients with pain, scarring or psychological trauma. If the beauty business you visited failed in their duty of care or acted in a way that was negligent, you could qualify for compensation. To make a successful injury claim, it’s vital you get the right advice from day one. That’s why we offer specialist services for beauty treatment compensation claims.

If you’ve had a beauty treatment that went wrong or left you with physical injuries or emotional distress, get in touch with our accident claims team. We offer advice and services on a no win no fee basis, so there’s no financial risk to you by pursuing your compensation claim. Our coverage is nationwide across the UK, so wherever you live, we’d love to hear from you so that we can get you the support you need to make a claim.

For all beauty treatment injury claims and expert legal advice, call us on 0800 141 3682 today. You can also request a call back on our contact section.

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What Are Beauty Treatment Compensation Claims?

There are lots of personal injury claims companies in the UK. From road traffic accidents that weren’t your fault to accident at work claims, you’ll have probably seen many promotions for the different types of legal services available. However, did you realise that there are dedicated services that focus solely on beauty treatment injuries? If you’ve suffered an injury due to beauty salon negligence, you could make a claim worth thousands of pounds in compensation.

The UK’s beauty industry is continually booming with new products and beauty treatments taking the sector by storm every year. The number of services available is endless, covering almost every body part you can think of. This includes laser hair removal treatments, botox, eyebrow tattoos, chemical peels, hair dye treatments and more. Due to the nature of the treatments and how they get results, the services may involve the use of chemicals, high heats and sharp instruments, which could cause significant harm if used by an untrained professional.

Unfortunately, due to the high risks and the chemicals used, beauty treatment injuries do happen more than you would think. This can lead to a high amount of distress, especially if it involves pain (e.g. a cut or chemical burn) or long-term effects. Many people also suffer allergic reactions which could have been prevented had the right safety precautions been put in place.

If you think you’ve been the victim of beauty salon negligence, contact us today. We’re a no win no fee service.

Why Do Beauty Treatment Injuries Occur?

When visiting your local beauty salon for treatments, it can be easy to feel like you’re in safe hands without knowing what health and safety measures they have in place. This isn’t something you should have to worry about when treating yourself to a pampering session and putting yourself in the care of professionals.

Unfortunately, a lot of the beauty industry remains unregulated, so you may find anything from staff training and experience requirements to health and safety precautions will vary from one beauty salon to the next. Even if the technician has a qualification in the beauty treatments they provide, it doesn’t mean negligence won’t occur, especially if they’re not bound by official UK regulations. This may even cover instances where insufficient information was given to the client about possible side effects of the beauty treatment.

If the tools and products aren’t used correctly, the right safety measures aren’t in place, or improper techniques are applied, you could be at risk of receiving a beauty treatment injury. Some of the most common areas to experience this type of injury include the hair, skin, mouth and eyes. This can be incredibly distressing for clients, especially if the beauty treatment injury was avoidable.

When an accident or injury occurs due to medical negligence, many people understand that they may be able to claim compensation. However, just because the beauty industry isn’t as heavily regulated, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a claim. To create the best chance of winning your case, you must get the right legal advice, giving you the expert support and backing you need.

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What Are the Different Types of Beauty Injuries You Can Make a Claim For?

It’s a sad fact that there are endless beauty treatment injuries that can occur thanks to the sheer range of treatment options in the industry, including those which use substances hazardous to health.

Some of the most frequent injuries we see when clients come to us to make a compensation claim include any type of burn injury, scarring, cuts, blistering, infections (including blood-borne diseases), hair loss, eye injuries and emotional trauma caused by the effects of the treatment. To find out more about the different types of beauty accident claims, take a look at the information below.

Claims After Allergic Reactions

Unfortunately, an allergic reaction can occur after a beauty treatment, but in many cases, this could have been prevented via a simple patch test. This involves applying a small amount of the chemical to be used on the client’s skin around 24 to 48 hours before the treatment.

If there’s any redness, irritation, blistering or signs of a reaction, the treatment shouldn’t go ahead. While most beauty salons understand the importance of a patch test, you would be shocked at how many still fail to use them correctly, if at all, increasing the risks of an allergic reaction occurring.

This type of personal injury claim could be made after a reaction to hair dye, wax, coloured pigments or tints. The reaction can affect the skin, scalp or around the eyes and may even lead to an infection, which could have serious consequences, especially if it occurred close to the eyelashes after a tinting treatment.

If you want to make a no win no fee claim for this type of beauty treatment injury, contact us.

Botox Negligence Claims

Just as many people pursue medical negligence claims every year in the UK, you may also be able to claim compensation for procedures received as part of a beauty salon service. Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a highly popular beauty treatment that uses injections to relax facial muscles. The purpose is to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. The effects last for up to four months, but if something goes wrong, the consequences could remain for much longer than this.

Unfortunately, there are some botox practitioners out there who don’t have the right qualifications, experience or training to perform the treatment safely. They may also be using an unlicensed Botox product or not have adequate insurance. This type of drug should only be prescribed in a face-to-face meeting by a qualified medical practitioner such as a dentist, nurse prescriber, doctor or pharmacist.

There are also different circumstances in which Botox shouldn’t be given, such as if you’re taking certain medications, you have a skin infection, or you’re feeling unwell. A good consultation process should determine if it’s the right treatment for you. If things go wrong, it could lead to a variety of issues, including disfigurement or problems eating.

If you’ve suffered a beauty treatment injury after Botox, call our beauty negligence claim line.

Microdermabrasion Injury Claims

Microdermabrasion is another cosmetic procedure we receive compensation claim enquiries about. The treatment uses fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead cells across the skin, and it can be used on areas of the body such as the face, neck, back, chest and even the hands. The purpose of microdermabrasion (such as a Bloomea treatment) is to reduce visible scars, fine lines and wrinkles, creating younger-looking, softer and smoother skin. While it’s a non-invasive treatment, things can go wrong, causing pain and suffering to the client.

Injuries caused by microdermabrasion beauty treatments will often be the result of mishandling of the device used, a lack of health and safety measures or poor hygiene practices. Microdermabrasion injuries could include skin hyperpigmentation, sores, infections or even eye injuries.

If you’ve suffered a personal injury after a microdermabrasion treatment, you could make a compensation claim against the beauty salon or beauty technician involved. To discuss your case, contact our injury claims team.

Chemical Burn Injury Claims

When people undergo beauty treatments at a spa, clinic or beauty salon, they don’t often think about the types of product being used on their skin and hair. To get the desired effects (i.e. for the beauty products to work), many will contain chemicals which could cause serious damage if they’re misused in any way. A chemical burn will vary in degrees, usually occurring to the skin or eyes, or even internal organs if any of the substance was swallowed.

The severity of the burn will depend on a variety of factors, including how quickly it was recognised and treated, whether there were any cuts and or wounds around the burn site, the strength of the chemicals used and how long the chemical was on your skin for.

Beauty products that use chemicals causing burns may contain hazardous ingredients such as ammonia, sodium peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. This includes hair dyes and other hair treatments.

To claim for this type of personal injury compensation, get specialist advice from our team today.

Lip Fillers & Dermal Fillers Injury Claims

Face and lip fillers are highly popular in the beauty world, usually referred to as ‘dermal fillers’. They’re the general term for any beauty treatment which involve other substances being injected into facial areas such as the lips and cheeks to give them a plumper appearance.

While they’re not permanent, many dermal filler treatments can produce effects lasting up to 18 months. Most dermal fillers in the UK will contain hyaluronic acid, but they’re often a safe treatment to have if completed by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner.

When dermal fillers go wrong, it could cause a range of issues from minor to severe injuries. This includes infections, scarring, allergic reactions, lumps under the skin (which need to be treated with surgery) and the filler moving to another part of the body. In the worst cases, dermal filler injuries could result in facial tissue death which could then cause permanent blindness. When it comes to lip fillers, you may even feel upset by the final look if the injections weren’t used correctly.

If you suffered injuries caused by dermal fillers, get in touch with our personal injury claims team.

Eyebrow Tattoos & Microblading Injury Claims

The eyebrow industry is huge, with many different treatments available to achieve the perfect brows. This includes semi-permanent makeup processes, such as tinting and microblading. The latter is a type of eyebrow tattooing which uses a very fine needle to scratch the upper layers of the skin under the brows. This can emulate the look of real eyebrow hairs when a coloured pigment is added.

When microblading goes wrong, it can cause significant harm to the client. This includes permanent skin scars, infections and unsatisfactory outcomes which could leave the client in distress (e.g. if the right and left brows look very different). Unfortunately, this type of injury or upset can occur when a beauty technician doesn’t have the right training or is insufficiently experienced. A poor quality consultation may have been given, the blade misused or advised safety precautions weren’t used to protect the eyes and skin.

If you want to claim compensation after a microblading treatment left you injured, call our accident claims team.

Other Beauty Salon Injuries You Can Claim For

Some of the other common types of beauty salon accident claims include:

  • All types of cosmetic surgery claims
  • Injury claims for blistering, scarring and cuts
  • Laser hair removal injury claims (such as laser hair removal burn injuries)
  • Cosmetic dentistry injury claims (e.g. tooth whitening)
  • Tear trough filler injury claims
  • General burn injuries
  • Hot wax injury claims
  • Micro-needling injuries
  • Tattooing accident claims
  • Piercing injury claims
  • Sunbed or tanning beauty salon accidents
  • Derma roller treatment injuries
  • Special damages after an accident at work injury (e.g. if you are beauty salon staff)
  • Nail treatment injuries
  • Injuries after semi-permanent makeup treatments
  • Mole removal accident claims
  • Beauty treatment injury claims after anti-ageing injectables, thread lifts or chemical peels
  • General personal injury claims

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What Should You Do If You’ve Had a Beauty Salon Accident?

If you’ve suffered an accident or injury caused by a beauty salon treatment, never delay seeking medical assistance. It’s vital you get treated as soon as possible to help reduce the effects of the injury sustained.

If you want to make an injury claim, some useful tips to know include:

  • Ensure you take photographs of any physical injuries sustained as soon as possible, including shortly after the accident and how the injury developed as time went on
  • Try to document the timeline of events, as well as any names involved, the beauty salon address and the dates and times of key incidents
  • Keep a record of anything you can, such as salon receipts and prescriptions
  • Always make an appointment with your GP if you have ongoing problems or seek appropriate medical advice
  • Contact our no win no fee claims service for injuries caused by beauty treatments, negligence or even accident at work claims if you’re employed by the salon yourself

How Much Compensation Could My Beauty Treatment Injury Claim Be Worth?

If you’re hoping for beauty treatment compensation, finding out how much compensation you can claim for is always something we get asked here at Beauty Treatment Claims. Companies dealing with car accident claims can sometimes offer clients the use of a compensation calculator, but injuries caused by beauty salon negligence can be far more complex than this.

If your solicitor thinks your injury compensation claim has a strong legal case, the amount you receive could reach anything from £3,000 to £9,000 for moderate injuries, but this figure could rise to £90,000 if the injuries caused by the treatment are permanent.

Rather than getting inaccurate results from a claim compensation calculator, the easiest way to find out how much your claim could be worth it to get in touch with a specialist solicitor. As we offer a no win no fee service, you don’t need to worry about the financial risks to you.

How Likely Are You to Win Your Case?

Suing beauty therapists or a salon isn’t easy unless you have expert support, so it’s important that your case is reviewed by a solicitor experienced in this type of personal injury or special damages claim. How likely you are to win your injury compensation claim will come down to several factors. This includes the quantity and quality of evidence collected and how well we can prove that there was beauty treatment negligence involved in the eyes of the law. This includes where the business failed in its duty to uphold health and safety regulations, including The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH).

Call Beauty Treatment Claims for Advice

Visiting beauty salons is meant to be a positive, rewarding and relaxing experience. Nobody should suffer an avoidable injury or distress due to negligence from a clinician or business. If you’ve suffered an accident or injury that left you with pain, scarring, other injuries or even led you to lose earnings due to time off work, speak to our team about whether you have a case to make a claim for compensation.

As experts in beauty salon claims, we’ve helped many people to make highly successful claims for compensation. Our advisors and solicitors understand the harm caused by this type of upset, acting with an understanding of your situation throughout. We tailor all advice to your needs and will advise you about the next steps in the process.

How Do We Work? The Next Steps in the Claim Process

If you’d like to know more about how we work at Beauty Treatment Claims, it can be useful to understand a little more about the process involved. Rest assured, we’ll guide you through your claim from start to finish.

  1. Get in touch – Contact us by filling out our contact form, sending a message to our email address or giving our claims line a call
  2. No-obligation discussion – We’ll pass your details to our specialist beauty injury compensation claims team who will call you back for a no-obligation discussion about your case. We’re also happy to do this via email if you would prefer (e.g. you work long hours, so it’s hard to know when you’re free or you would find this method more private)
  3. Decision to proceed or not

If you do decide to continue with your case because our solicitors think you have a strong argument, our accident claim lawyers will then start to produce your case plan. We offer a no win no fee claims process.

We try to keep things out of court wherever possible, so we’ll always contact the beauty salon and their insurers first to see if we can settle your case.

Please note, if you would prefer a female solicitor for your claim, just let us know.

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If you’d like to find out more about how we work, ask questions or arrange a no-obligation chat with our personal claims team, get in touch today. We offer lots of ways to contact us, including our freephone number (0800 141 3682), email address and our contact form below. If using the contact form, you can also upload photographs for your case review if you find this easier.

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