Injured in a Beauty Salon? You May Be Entitled to Financial Compensation
Going to a beauty salon is supposed to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. But, sometimes even professional salon owners and highly-skilled stylists make mistakes. If you have been injured at a beauty salon in Ohio, you may be entitled to financial compensation, and you will want to talk to a lawyer about your legal rights promptly.
7 Common Types of Beauty Salon Injuries
Several types of beauty salon injuries are far more common than most people realize. For example, beauty salon customers will frequently need to file claims for injuries such as:
Burns in beauty salons can result from the improper use of curling and straightening irons during styling. Burns from chemical treatments and the use of tanning beds are also common.
When cutting hair or nails, salon employees may accidentally cut customers’ skin. While most accidental cuts will be relatively minor, they can lead to painful (and costly) complications in some cases.
3. Damaged Hair
Damaged hair is a common beauty salon injury. Not only can damaged hair lead to an unflattering look, but in some cases, it can lead to permanent hair loss and other complications as well.
4. Eye and Face Injuries
Eye and face injuries can occur when stylists get distracted or simply aren’t being as careful as they should be. Chemical burns are another common cause of eye and face injuries that beauty salon employees can—and should—avoid.
Cuts and burns can lead to infections without proper treatment. Using unsanitized scissors, clippers and other tools can also expose beauty salon patrons to staph and other bacterial infections.
6. Scalp Injuries
One of the most common causes of scalp injuries in beauty salons is leaving chemicals in patrons’ hair for too long. Improper use of coloring and texturing chemicals can cause skin burns, hair damage and even permanent hair loss.
7. Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are also a very real risk for beauty salon customers. Whether as a result of failure to clean clippings off of the floor or failing to restrict access to recently cleaned areas, slips and falls are common beauty salon accidents.
What To Do After Being Injured in a Beauty Salon
After suffering injuries at a beauty salon, there are some steps customers should take to protect their legal rights. For example, if you have been injured at a beauty salon in Ohio, you should:
- Seek Medical Treatment Promptly – Seeking treatment promptly is important for protecting your health and your legal rights. With burns and many other types of injuries, seeing a doctor as soon as possible can reduce the risk of long-term complications.
- Take Photos and Notes – You should document the incident and your injury as thoroughly as possible. Take photos of your injury, and take detailed notes about what happened.
- Do Not Let the Beauty Salon Blame You for Your Injury – The beauty salon may try to blame you for your injury—for example, by claiming that you pulled away or distracted your stylist. If this happens, you should not let this deter you from speaking with a lawyer. Most likely, the beauty salon is simply trying to avoid liability.
- Do Not Accept a Free Service or Apology as a Final Resolution – Instead of blaming you, the beauty salon may offer you a free service or an apology. If this happens, you should not accept this as a final resolution. Your injuries could lead to substantial financial and non-financial costs, and you owe it to yourself to assert your legal rights.
- Do Not Worry About the Beauty Salon – If you are worried that holding the beauty salon responsible could lead to it going out of business, this isn’t something about which you need to be concerned. Reputable businesses have liability insurance specifically to cover situations like yours.
- Get Advice from an Experienced Lawyer – Before you make any decisions that could jeopardize your legal rights, you should discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer. You can get a free consultation, and your legal fees (if any) will be calculated as a percentage of your recovery.
Request a Free Consultation with a Lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm
Do you need to know more about filing an injury claim against a beauty salon in Ohio? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly. For a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights, call 888-444-7440 or tell us about your case online now.