HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED AT A NAIL OR HAIR SALON?
Salons have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe and sanitary setting as well as a competent work force. This means adhering to strict health and safety regulations, ensuring that all chemicals are safe and free of contamination, using products only as directed, and making sure every client receives treatment from a properly trained salon technician.
Failure to meet these guidelines can result in painful injuries, scarring, and even potentially life-threatening infections. When a beauty salon technician causes an injury, you deserve to be compensated. You can sue a salon if your injury was caused by a negligent or reckless action. Contact us today and speak with an experienced salon injury lawyer if you were hurt at a nail or hair salon.
COMMON SALON INJURIES
Negligent work completed at hair, nail, and beauty salons can result in more than just discomfort – they can result in pain, permanent scarring and infection.
Among the most common injuries experienced at beauty salons are:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Hair loss and scalp injuries
- Chemical burns
- Wax burns
- Laser burns
- Bacterial infections
- Staph infection
- Slip and fall injuries
- Allergic reactions
You may think that receiving a small cut from a nail salon is harmless. However, if you were cut by an improperly cleaned or sanitized tool, you may have a legitimate injury claim against the salon. Let our hair and nail salon attorneys help you receive compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
HARMED BY A COSMETIC BOTOX INJECTION?
Botox is a drug created from by bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is the toxin that causes the food poisoning condition called botulism. Botox is used clinically and cosmetically for a variety of uses, including facial wrinkle removal, severe underarm sweating, chronic migraines, and overactive bladder. Generally, treatment involves injecting a small amount of Botox into a certain area of the body, paralyzing or weakening muscles or nerves.
This treatment is usually a safe practice when administered by a professional. Unfortunately, Botox injections can be dangerous when done incorrectly or irresponsibly. Botox injections can cause severe injuries and health problems when the drug migrates to other parts of the body outside of the intended treatment area, including botulism.
Signs and symptoms of botulism include:
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble swallowing, speaking, or breathing
- Loss of bladder control
- Vision problems
Botulism can lead to respiratory failure, paralysis, and in severe cases death. Patients with severe botulism may require intensive care for several months and therapy for years after recovering.
You may be entitled to compensation if a salon technician negligently administered Botox without giving proper warnings of the risks or did the procedure without care. If you suffered from serious injuries following a Botox treatment, call our salon personal injury attorneys for a consultation immediately.
MOST COMMON CAUSES OF BEAUTY SALON INJURIES
- Failure to test products. Before using a new product, a salon must conduct a number of tests to determine whether the product could have any adverse effects on a patron’s skin, hair, or health. Failure to conduct these tests can result in hair loss, burns, and serious allergic reactions.
- Failure to select the appropriate treatment or use a treatment as directed. Salon technicians are responsible for understanding what treatment is best for a patron and how such a treatment should be used. Common failures include improper wax temperatures, leaving hair dye in too long, and not completing a skin patch test before completing a chemical treatment.
- Unsanitary instruments. Failure to follow proper sanitation methods can greatly increase the risk of bacterial and viral infections. In most extreme cases, unsanitary instruments have been linked to the spread of hepatitis, tuberculosis, and even HIV.
- Use of contaminated or expired chemicals. When left open or mixed improperly, chemicals that are often used in cosmetology treatments can result in severe allergic reactions and painful burns. It is the responsibility of the salon to ensure that all chemicals are safe before use.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED BEAUTY SALON INJURY LAWYER
Salon injuries can cause permanent scarring, life-threatening injuries, and in some cases death. The staff at beauty and hair salons are responsible for providing clean premises and safe procedures. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a salon technician, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced salon injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. Call us today for a free legal consultation so we can help you obtain compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced at the salon.
Beauty Salon Injury FAQs
Do you have questions after suffering an injury at a beauty salon or hair salon? Check out the following FAQs. If you don’t find your answer below, contact us and speak with an experienced salon injury attorney. We are available to take your call 24/7, nights and weekends.
- Can I hire a Texas lawyer if I live in another state?
Yes, you can hire a Texas lawyer if you live in another state. No matter where you live, it is important to find a lawyer who has the necessary legal resources, experienced staff, and dedication to help you obtain the best results for your case. It is also crucial that you find an attorney who has experience in your needed legal area. For example, you don’t want to hire a criminal defense attorney when you suffered injuries from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. When it comes to your case, look for the type of lawyer who deals with the laws surrounding your situation.
- How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?
The time limit placed on bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim is called the “statute of limitations.” It is important to file a legal action within this period because if you don’t, you may forfeit your right to compensation for any damages suffered. In most cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury. The statutes of limitations vary from state to state, and they may differ depending on the type of claim.
- How much does it cost to speak with you about my situation?
We never charge for an initial consultation and for a review of the facts surrounding your case. Personal injury cases normally involve a contingency fee agreement- the client agrees to pay a specified percent of the recovery (which sometimes varies depending on whether a lawsuit settles early or the matter goes to trial or is appealed). If there is no recovery there is no fee, and the attorney normally absorbs any expenses which have been advanced on the case. Contact Thomas J. Henry to discuss your salon injury case for free.
- What damages am I entitled to recover?
This will depend largely on the type of case and the damages sustained. When clients come to us, they have suffered an injury and require medical treatment. Thus, past and future medical treatment is recoverable. In addition, all past and future lost wages can be recovered as well. General damages can be recoverable, which include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and inconvenience associated with the injury. In some cases, our clients are entitled to ‘punitive damages’, or damages that are intended to punish the wrongdoer, when the wrongdoer’s actions were intentional, reckless, or especially egregious.
- Who can file a personal injury claim?
Anyone who has suffered an injury due to the direct result of someone else’s negligent actions can file a personal injury claim.
- What is my personal injury claim worth?
Personal injury claims are usually resolved by either settlement or by a jury trial. When a case is settled, it is the client’s decision of whether to accept a settlement offer. The lawyer will advise the client as to the potential value of the claim. Lawyers evaluate the potential value of a claim by predicting what a jury would do based on experience with similar claims. A jury can consider all sorts of damages in a personal injury case including medical expenses in the past and in the future, loss of earnings in the past and in the future as a result of the injury, physical pain and mental anguish in the past and in the future, physical impairment—that is loss of use—in the past and future, and disfigurement in the past and future. The jury has discretion in awarding the sums. We can give you advice on the value of your claim based on our experience with some of our claims and similar jury results.