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Guest Post: Cosmetic Beauty Claims – Common Injuries and How to Claim for Compensation

By Robin Salvador @vinzsalvador23

Guest Post: Cosmetic Beauty Claims – Common Injuries and How to Claim for Compensation

Cosmetic beauty products and treatments are designed to enhance the natural beauty of clients; however, in some cases the final result may be one which is completely unexpected. Every year, thousands of clients visiting beauty salons or aesthetic stylists suffer from treatments or the application of products which result in an adverse reaction or damage to their skin.

Typical injuries can include superficial skin burns, swelling, rashes, and in rare cases anaphylactic shock.

Beauty treatments

Procedures such as waxing, hair colouring, hair extensions, lash extensions, laser hair removal and others can all result in unforeseen problems if the necessary care and attention is not taken pre-treatment or if the procedure is not carried out according to best practices or the incorrect quantities of a product are applied, either through negligence or inexperience.

What can you do?

If you suffer an injury whilst undergoing such a treatment or procedure, you have the legal right to seek redress against the practitioner involved, and an appropriate amount of compensation based on the damage or injuries sustained as a result of the treatment or process which went wrong. According to experts, there are some essential steps which must be taken when considering making such a claim.

In order to bring a successful claim, there are certain key things you need to do. Firstly, you should take pictures of any symptoms or damage; be it damaged hair, or burnt or swollen skin, clearly showing the extent of the damage.

You should seek medical attention for any irritated, swollen skin or rashes which appear following a beauty treatment or procedure. If you suffer a chemical burn - you should seek medical attention immediately.

You'll need to provide the name and contact details of the stylist or practitioner who was responsible for the treatment or process you underwent. It will also be necessary to obtain details of any chemicals or substances which were used as part of the treatment or process in question.

Expert help

While the number of claims for compensation related to cosmetic beauty treatments and procedures may be increasing, not all claims are deemed to have a valid base or, in some cases, lack the required evidence to support the claim in a court of law. This is why it's essential that you consult an expert legal specialist in this field, one which has previous experience of bringing beauty claims to a successful outcome for their clients.

This will ensure that you receive the correct advice and guidance regarding making your claim and that you will have the best possible chance of a speedy and favourable result, and receiving an appropriate amount of compensation.



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