I recently developed a fungal infection after I had a pedicure at a local salon, I’ve heard other people have suffered similar infections and the salon may be facing several claims for pedicure infection. If several claims are made is a successful outcome likely?
The threat of several compensation claims for pedicure infection does not automatically guarantee success or prove that the beauty salon is responsible for the infections suffered. However if you complain to the department of the local council who oversees licensing beauty salons in your area, they can carry out a health and safety investigation to ensure the salon is maintaining the expected standard of hygiene.
If the report finds that poor standards are being kept, it will be sufficient evidence to pursue any claims for pedicure infection. The amount of compensation you are entitled to will depend on the nature, extent and severity of your injuries, it is especially important to remember in this instance that no two compensation claims are the same and while it is likely you may have suffered the exact same injury as others, the impact the injury has had on your life may be quite different and the amount of compensation you are entitled to will be adjusted to reflect that.
Factors that will affect the value of your claim include your age and general state of health prior to the infection and the effect your injury has had in relation to your ability to complete day-to-day activities and participate in social and family events.
Once you have received professional medical care and had your injury recorded in your medical history, you are advised to speak with a personal injury claims solicitor. If several claims for pedicure infection are made, the salon may offer token amounts of early compensation to everyone. It is important to be vigilant here as you risk being undercompensated. You will not be able to make an informed decision if you are unsure of the full amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Therefore it is recommended that you speak with a personal injury claims solicitor to ensure you obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.