In the United Kingdom, about 500,000 individuals are currently employed in the beauty and hair industry, and these individuals are working in approximately 55000 various hair salons, beauty salons, nail bars, spas, and the like. Most of these types of businesses are also small enterprises which employ only about one to five or ten people. But what is most striking about this is the fact that over half of the people working in these salons and centres do not have the right level of qualification. Some employees in beauty spas and salons often carry out beauty treatments which they have had no proper training or qualification for.
This is precisely the reason why there is also an increase in beauty treatment injuries. If you have suffered from an injury in a beauty salon, hair salon, spa, or nail bar, then you should know that you may be able to seek compensation.
Common claims for beauty treatment injuries
Some of the most popular treatments in beauty centres are hair dyeing, waxing, eyelash tinting, and tanning. And because of the popularity of these beauty treatments, there are more cases of injuries such as damage to the hair or scalp, burns from waxing, burns due to laser treatment, injuries to the eye due to eyelash tinting or extensions, injuries to the skin due to tanning, and allergic reactions to certain chemicals in hair dyes.
What you should know before making a claim
The law is on your side when it comes to injuries due to beauty treatment. In fact, according to the Sale of Goods and Services Act (1982), when a consumer goes into a contract for goods or services, those services or goods should be supplied or performed with reasonable and adequate care and skill. If the goods or services are not supplied with care and skill and the consumer suffers an injury, the consumer can then make a claim for compensation.
What you need to provide as evidence
When filing beauty treatment claims, you need to supply evidence of your injury. Take photos of the injured area. You should also provide the precise time and date of the beauty treatment as well as the name of the person who performed the treatment, if you can.
If you visited a medical specialist or hospital for your injury, you should have this documented as well. A report from the medical specialist should serve as evidence, along with any medical expenses and receipts you accrued. You can also gather other types of evidence such as expenses for traveling to and from the clinic or hospital as well as expenses for medication and loss of income. You can also seek compensation for any pain, discomfort, and suffering you have experienced due to the injury.