There is no denying that more and more men are becoming concerned with their appearance and trying more experimental beauty and grooming treatments. I'm now starting to follow a proper face care program making sure that I look still as good as I can for as long as I can! But what happens when something goes wrong? You may have heard horror stories about people who have visited their local barber or tried a new skin treatment and they have experienced horrible rashes and other bad symptoms. If this happens, you will have grounds to sue the company in most cases.
When it comes to personal injury cases, we all hear about the common examples, such as slips and trips and car crashes. All you have to do is turn on the television to hear about the compensation someone received for slipping on an unmarked wet floor in the workplace or similar! But, what about claims for other types of accidents, such as bad quality beauty treatments? Is this a type of accident, you will be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for?
The short answer is ‘yes’. If you have sustained injuries because of a beautician’s error or negligence then you will be able to make a claim. You need to show how the professional acted negligently and you also need to link their actions to the injuries you have experienced.
There are various different mistakes that can be made. Here are some examples…
- Burns from waxing. This occurs when the beautician uses wax that is too hot.
- Injuries from failing to do a patch test. If you are a new customer, the professional will need to do a patch test before the majority of services to make sure you are not allergic to something.
- Laser treatment gone wrong. If your laser treatment has left you with scarring and damaged your skin, you will certainly be entitled to claim.
But why should you make a claim? Aren’t you going to be hurting the business? Well, it is important to consider legal action for two reasons. Firstly, you will receive financial aid to help you cover the cost of treatment. For example, if you experience hair loss because your barber did not do a patch test before dying your hair, you will receive funds to assist with treatment, such as purchasing Regaine Foam. It is also beneficial because you can ensure that the same scenario does not happen to another person attending the same business in the future. We now live in the world where we check the reviews of anywhere we go, so whilst we might post that review, why shouldn't you take it further?
Grooming product liability
There are many different incidents that can lead to people requiring the services of accident lawyers. Product liability cases are one example. In such instances, an individual is injured as the result of a faulty or damaged product. This can be literally any type of item – from electrical goods to beauty creams. However, you will not be able to claim if you caused the accident or used the item incorrectly. You need to show that it is the fault of the manufacturer. Therefore, if you have not followed the instructions on the bottle of the product you used, then this is deemed your fault. However, if you have followed the instructions and the issue is with the product itself, then you would be in your right to progress the situation further.
Of course all manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and such like have a responsibility to ensure their items are safe for public use, and generally they are. They go through rigorous testing processes. However, there are instances unfortunately when an item falls through the wire. If this has occurred and you have been injured as a result, you will be entitled to compensation.
Aside from showing the manufacturer’s responsibility, you will also need to prove that the incident occurred within the last three years and that you saw a doctor as a result of your injuries. This is vital because three years is the time limit on all personal injury cases and the medical report is the most important piece of evidence when it comes to building a strong case.