Beauty salons, spas are liable for certain personal injuries
Updated: Jul 13, 2018
When you go to the spa, beauty or hair salon, you want to have an uplifting and relaxing experience. Unfortunately, although it’s not something you really think about when you make your appointment, a number of people who go to spas and beauty salons have suffered a variety of personal injuries.
Spas and salons pose a potentially hazardous environment. For starters, there are sharp scissors, electrical equipment, some very close to sinks, and harsh chemicals.
The following is a list of the most common causes of spa and beauty salon injuries.
Chemical burns to skin and scalp, potentially resulting in body scarring and hair loss
Cuts and abrasions
Bacterial, fungal and staph infections due to unsanitary conditions on instruments or in sinks
Slip and fall injuries
Incorrect spa treatment or incorrect use of equipment resulting in an injury
Injuries from injections
How to prevent injury at a spa or beauty salon
There are things you can do to prevent injury at a spa or beauty salon that can ensure your experience there is a good one.
Check that the facility is certified and licensed.
Go to businesses that have been referred to you by friends who have had good experiences there.
Don’t be lured by price. Cheapest is not always best.
What to do if you experience an injury at a spa or beauty salon.
The spa and beauty salon businesses are tightly regulated by state law and boards that govern and provide strict guidelines for licensing. However, accidents can happen when an individual employee or the management in charge is careless or negligent about treatment and equipment care.
Beauty salons have a duty of care to ensure that their facility is sanitary and safe. This duty of care also extends to their employees, and the products they use.
If you experience an injury at a spa or beauty salon, as with any personal injury case, you must prove that the defendant was negligent. To help you provide this burden of proof, you should take pictures of your injury and then contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
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