In this guide to beauty treatment claims, we’ll show you what types of mistakes by a beauty therapist could enable you to claim compensation, the types of injuries that might be claimed for, and what level of compensation you might expect to be paid.
Proving beauty treatment negligence can be tricky. Don’t worry though as we can help. Our personal injury team can review your claim and provide free advice without you being obliged to make a claim. If you do decide to proceed, though, and your claim is accepted, we could refer it to one of our personal injury solicitors. Should they take you on as a client, you’ll benefit from their No Win No Fee service.
If you have already decided to claim for suffering caused by beauty salon negligence, please call our team right away on 0800 6524 881. If you’d like more information before you start, please read on.
Table of contents
- Am I Eligible To Make A Beauty Treatment Claim?
- What Types Of Beauty Treatments Could I Claim Compensation For?
- Common Injuries From Botched Beauty Treatments
- What Might Constitute As Negligence By A Beauty Salon?
- How Much Compensation Will I Get For Beauty Salon Negligence?
- Beauty Treatment Injury Compensation Calculator
- Evidence To Support A Beauty Treatment Claim
- Time Limits That Apply To Beauty Treatment Compensation Claims
- Using A Personal Injury Solicitor For Beauty Treatment Claims
- Starting The Beauty Treatment Claims Process
If you suffer because of a beauty treatment gone wrong it can cause physical effects that have a negative impact on your confidence. It is for these reasons that you may decide to begin a compensation claim. In general, to be eligible to make a beauty treatment claim for compensation you will need to show that:
- The beauty therapist or practitioner owed you a duty of care (this will almost certainly be the case);
- They were negligent in the way they treated you.
- As a result of that negligence, you suffered physically, psychologically, or both.
- All of the above happened within the last three years (some exceptions may apply).
If all of the above is true in your case, you may be eligible to make a beauty treatment claim.
Some common types of beauty treatments that a personal injury solicitor on our team could help you to claim compensation for include:
- Acne treatments.
- Aesthetics (Botox, fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments).
- Anti-ageing treatments.
- Body contouring.
- Body piercing.
- Body treatments (scrubs, wraps, detoxes).
- Eyelash and eyebrow treatments (eyebrow waxing, tinting, threading, extensions, lifts).
- Hair removal (laser, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, electrolysis).
If the type of treatment you’ve been injured by isn’t shown above, we could still help you with a beauty treatment claim so please contact us to discuss your options.
A waiver or consent form is used to inform clients about the beauty treatment they will receive and the potential risks associated with it. By signing the form, the client acknowledges that they have been informed of the risks associated with the treatment and agree to accept the risks. However, it’s important to note that signing a waiver doesn’t give a beauty therapist a free pass to neglect their duty of care.
Therefore, even if you signed a waiver, you may still be able to claim compensation against a beauty therapist or salon for a personal injury due to their failure to provide a reasonable standard of care.
If you have any questions about your eligibility to make a beauty treatment claim, or would simply like advice on what action you could take, please contact us today to speak with an advisor.
If a beauty therapist visits you at home, they still have a duty of care to provide the beauty treatment safely and to take reasonable steps to prevent any accidents or injuries to the client. Therefore, if they fail to do so, and their client suffers an injury as a result of their negligence, the therapist or the company they work for may be held liable to pay compensation for any harm caused.
We’d advise contacting our claims advisors to discuss what’s happened and who may be liable.
There is a whole raft of different treatments on offer at beauty salons these days. While most clients are happy with the outcome of their procedure, mistakes and injuries can and do happen. Let’s now look at some examples that could result in a beauty salon treatment negligence claim. They include:
Each of the above scenarios could result in a compensation claim if they were caused by beauty salon negligence. That could include:
- Not warning you about potential side effects.
- Failing to conduct patch tests prior to treatment.
- Working in unhygienic conditions.
- Failing to discuss your allergies.
- Using the wrong equipment.
Whatever has caused your injuries, we could help you to start a claim. Therefore, please call our team today on 0800 6524 881 and we’ll investigate your options.
If you’re going to claim compensation following negligence in a beauty salon, you may be wondering just how much compensation you could get. Usually when calculating compensation solicitors will split claims into two different parts:
- General damages. This element is based on the pain, and suffering caused by the beauty salon’s negligence. It also covers any loss of amenity. For example, if temporary scarring meant you lost the confidence to participate in some of your normal hobbies, this could be factored into your claim.
- Special damages. In this part of your claim, you’ll look to recover any monetary costs or losses caused by your injuries. Examples here include medical expenses, loss of earnings, and travel costs.
To prove the extent of your injuries caused by the beauty treatment, you may be required to undertake a medical assessment. This will be carried out by an independent medical expert. They will examine your injuries, discuss their effects, and review your medical notes. Then they’ll write a report for you that explains your prognosis. So you don’t need to travel too far, our solicitors can usually arrange local appointments.
As each beauty treatment compensation claim is unique, there’s no way of telling you exactly what settlement you’ll receive for a beauty treatment gone wrong. However, we can provide some compensation ranges from the Judicial College. These are figures solicitors and insurers use when setting compensation amounts for general damages. We have used the same data in our compensation calculator below.
If you work with one of our personal injury solicitors, they’ll explain what level of compensation they’ll request once your case has been fully reviewed. To find out more about what you could claim for injuries caused by a negligent beauty treatment, please get in touch today.
To provide evidence for your beauty treatment claim, you could:
- Request copies of medical records from the GP, minor injuries unit, or hospital that treated your injuries.
- Ask the beauty salon for a copy of the accident report they will have created after you informed them about your injuries.
- Look for before-and-after photos that show the results of the treatment. Ideally, the photos should be taken in similar lighting and with similar camera settings to provide an accurate comparison.
- Write down the details of any witnesses who were with you when you were treated.
- Collect any emails, letters or correspondence from the salon about your beauty treatment. You could also include any leaflets that the salon provided prior to treatment.
- Write down your version of events including what happened before, during and after the event.
- Keep records of any costs you’ve incurred because of the incident.
Due to the importance of some of this evidence, we would always suggest that you make sure the beauty salon is aware of your injuries and that you seek treatment from a medical professional.
Once you have collected as much evidence as possible to support your beauty treatment claim, give our team a call. We’ll review everything with you and let you know if you have the grounds to begin a claim.
It is important to note that beauty treatment compensation claims have time limits. In accordance with the Limitation Act 1980, all claims have a 3-year period in which they must be started. For most claims relating to negligent beauty treatment, your time limit will start from the date you were treated and injured. On some occasions, where symptoms don’t present immediately, the time limit will start from when your injuries were apparent.
Importantly, if you were under 18 at the time of your treatment a litigation friend could claim compensation on your behalf. If not then you will have to start your beauty treatment claim with 3 years of turning 18.
To make things easier for you and your solicitor, we’d advise starting your beauty treatment claim as soon as possible. By doing so, you’ll allow plenty of time for your solicitor to gather any supporting evidence that’s needed. Also, it will be a lot easier for you to remember what happened and how you were affected.
If you’d like us to check how long you have left to start your claim, please call today.
When you leave a beauty salon, you’d expect that the treatment you paid for had been successful and achieved what you’d hoped for. That would be the case whether the beauty treatment was to change your hair colour, change the shape of your eyebrows, improve your skin’s complexion, or remove excess facial hair. What you wouldn’t expect is that the beauty salon caused you to suffer from skin irritations, burns, or rashes.
We believe that taking on legal representation for any type of beauty treatment claim can improve the chances of being compensated. It could also mean you receive a higher amount of compensation.
In most cases, claims won’t be handled by the beauty salon that treated you. Instead, the owner will send it to their insurance company. When dealing with insurers, you’ll often find that they want to limit how much they payout as compensation. Therefore, if you don’t have the skills or evidence to convince them why their client was to blame for your injuries, you may lose the compensation you’re entitled to.
If the beauty salon, spa, or beauty therapist disputes your claim for a beauty treatment gone wrong, it typically means they don’t believe they’re liable for the injuries you’ve suffered. This could be for various reasons such as not being provided with strong enough evidence, not accepting that your injury was caused by the treatment, or arguing that the beauty therapist was not an employee of the salon or beauty spa.
In these cases, the process of settling the claim can become more complex and could mean your solicitor will have to find more evidence, or investigate what happened further. If the beauty treatment claim can’t be settled through negotiation with the defendant, it may proceed to court, where a judge will determine liability. It’s important to bear in mind that each claim is unique and the outcome of any dispute will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
To make the claims process easier, why not find out if one of our solicitors will represent you? They’ll handle all aspects of the claim for you so there won’t be any need for you to deal with medical or legal questions from the insurer. You will know what’s going on, though, as you’ll be updated regularly. Your solicitor will try to deal with any objections by supplying extra evidence and will always try to win the largest compensation payment possible.
If you would like to discuss starting the beauty treatment claims process with us today, call us on 0800 6524 881. We’ll start the ball rolling right away with a free review of your beauty treatment compensation claim.