What is the procedure for seeking compensation for burns to eyebrows from tinting in a salon?
The severity of your injury, the impact it will have on your personal life and the circumstances surrounding the accident are all factors that will determine your eligibility to claim compensation for burns to eyebrows from tinting in a salon.
If you suffered severe burning it is likely you had a reaction to the dye applied to your eyebrows and if the stylist failed to carry out a consultation with you or tested the product on you before applying it, you may be entitled to make an eyebrow burn claim.
In the immediate aftermath of the accident your first priority must be your health, therefore it is advised that you seek professional medical care without delay. This will ensure you receive adequate treatment for your burns as well as ensuring that the negligent party’s insurers cannot trivialise your eyebrow burn claim on the grounds that you did not require professional medical care.
You are also advised to record your injury in the business’ ‘Accident Report Book’, once that record is made the salon may have to inform their insurance company about your injury as it could be stipulated in the terms and conditions of their policy. Thereafter you may be approached with a direct or unsolicited offer of compensation for an eyebrow injury.
It is important to be vigilant if you receive a direct offer of compensation and refer any offer to a personal injury solicitor. There is a potential risk that you could be undercompensated if you accept an unsolicited offer of compensation as you may be unaware of the true value of your claim at this point.
You could be entitled to claim for physical injury including any pain and suffering caused as well as for loss of amenity if the injury you sustained resulted being unable to take part in hobbies or social activities through anxiety or embarrassment as a result of the accident, if this is the case you could be entitled to include emotional trauma in your claim for compensation for an eyebrow injury although this must first be verified by a psychologist in order for it to be included. If you are unable to work you may be eligible to claim for a loss for a loss of earnings as part of your claim for compensation for burns to eyebrows from tinting in a salon.
As there are many other potential factors which could alter the value of your compensation claim, it is recommended you speak with a personal injury solicitor to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for burns to eyebrows from tinting in a salon to which you are entitled.