During a facial treatment at a beauty salon, I had a new face product applied to my skin however I had a bad reaction to it. Am I eligible to claim for burned skin after a beauty treatment in a salon?
The circumstances surrounding your injury as well as the extent and severity of your injuries are all factors that will affect your compensation claim for burned skin after a beauty treatment in a hair salon.
A beauty salon is always required to carry out a skin test with customers before applying a product whether it has been used on the customer before or not. You should also be consulted about any allergies you may have and your skin type before the procedure.
If the stylist fails to perform any of the above you may be eligible to claim for burned skin after a beauty treatment in a salon.
You are advised to photograph your injuries and visit your GP who will prescribe any medication if required and make a note of your injuries in your medical history. These can be used to support any compensation claim for burned skin after a beauty treatment in a salon.
It is also recommended that you discuss the circumstances of your injury with a personal injury solicitor before you revisit the salon to record your injury in their ‘Accident Report Book’ as they may make you a direct offer of compensation.
Generally personal injury claim solicitors offer free consultation for potential claims and if you have discussed your injury with a solicitor beforehand, you will be aware of the potential value of your compensation claim and will know whether you should accept the salon’s offer of compensation or pursue the claim further.