Beauty Treatment Negligence Claims And Salon Accidents

Welcome to our guide to beauty treatment negligence claims, where we’ll explain how to complain about beauty treatments or salon accidents and whether you should use a sample complaint letter to a hair salon.


We show you how to start a pedicure infection lawsuit or beautician case and you could secure the beauty treatment negligence compensation that you deserve for your suffering. Whether you’re looking to claim for a chemical peel gone wrong, a TCA peel gone wrong, or other types of negligence from cosmetic treatment, we’re here to help. 

Suffering a beauty treatment injury can leave you feeling low and if the incident occurred through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Filing a claim with our help ensures you are awarded the correct amount to suit your injury from salon accidents.

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How To Complain About Beauty Treatments And Salon Accidents

An injury caused by a beauty treatment can seriously impact your self-esteem leaving you withdrawn and unwilling to interact with people. If you have sustained an injury at a hair salon, beauty salon, spa or another beauty establishment due to a negligent beauty treatment,

You could be entitled to claim compensation because salon owners, managers, and beauty professionals have a duty of care to ensure you are safe whilst being treated. Beauty salon negligence can result in slight to very severe injuries and you could be awarded damages for your suffering.

Injuries can occur whilst you are having your hair styled or when you use a tanning booth. An injury can be caused by laser treatments when you undergo body piercing or nail enhancements. There is also a risk when undergoing a Botox treatment.

When things go wrong due to negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional technician, it can result in a chemical or skin burn, an allergic reaction or an infection that leads to a serious blood-borne disease. In short, it leads to people filing beauty treatment claims.

Start Your Beautician Case Or Salon Accidents Claims

Whether you are an employee or a client and you suffered an injury as a result of beauty salon negligence, we can help you through the process of filing a personal injury claim. We can assess your case and make sure that you are awarded the right level of compensation for the beauty injury you sustained through no fault of your own.

Please continue reading our beauty treatment negligence claims guide to learn more.

A guide to beauty treatment accidents

Business owners and managers have a duty of care to ensure that customers/clients are kept safe and protected from injury whilst being treated in their establishments. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 clearly mandates this and all beauty business owners, managers, and professionals must adhere to the law.

On top of this, the Sales of Goods and Services Act 1982 clearly states that customers/clients who enter into a contract with a Seller of Goods and/or Suppliers of Services must be kept safe and protected from situations that put them at risk of being injured.

Beauty establishments that fail to protect customers/clients while in their care by not adhering to the regulations could be held responsible should a client be injured. Business owners, beauty technicians and other professionals could be found “guilty” of negligence and could be required to pay compensation.

The amount awarded would be reflected in the severity of an injury providing you can prove the incident occurred because of negligent beauty treatment.

What beauty treatment case  or salon accidents could I claim for?

Both women and men can suffer a beauty treatment injury through no fault of their own. In short, this type of injury is not exclusive to any particular gender. Having a professional legal adviser help you file a claim, establishes whether your case is strong, increasing your chance of success.

Our guide includes all the information needed to start a compensation claim which includes beauty and hair salon injuries as well as damages sustained in other beauty establishments without the need for an upfront payment. The guide explains the type of injuries typically covered and details how much compensation you may be awarded. It makes filing a beauty treatment injury compensation claim much easier.

To speak to one of our expert personal injury compensation advisers who would talk you through the process of making beauty treatment negligence claims, please see the contact details found at the end of this page in the Contact section.

Beauty treatment accident and injury statistics

The beauty industry covers a variety of activities and treatments which includes the following:

  • Spray tanning
  • Tanning
  • Nail bars
  • Hairdressing
  • Spas
  • Laser skin treatments
  • Micro-dermabrasion
  • Botox
  • Lip fillers
  • Body art and skin piercing
  • Minor cosmetic procedures

Statistics on chemical treatments and beauticians

Below are details, facts and statistics relating to an injury caused by beauty treatment procedures that could result in beauty treatment negligence claims being made:

  • The highest industry qualification beauticians/technicians can achieve is Level 4, but to be a fully qualified professional you need a basic Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or the equivalent.
  • Claims are filed for beauty treatment injuries and embarrassment by people who suffer an injury through no fault of their own due to negligence or incompetence on the part of beauty treatment professionals/staff.
  • Some ingredients in cleaning/beauty products can cause dermatitis which includes solvents in nail varnish removers. It is estimated that, in 2019, dermatologists reported 875 new cases of patients having dermatitis related to work.
  • Some ingredients cause asthma which includes powders and liquids found in acrylic systems used in artificial nails. Dust from filings can cause chest tightness and wheezing. HSE statistics report 2020 says that, in 2019, chest physicians saw 174 cases of occupational asthma. These cases are believed to be increasing.
  • Acrylic fumes can cause dizziness, headaches and nausea.
  • Direct contact with blood and body tissue residue when tattooing or body piercing, can cause an infection and blood-borne disease.
  • There are numerous hazardous substances used in hair salons which include aerosols, hair dye, shampoos and conditioners, hairspray, henna products, disinfectants and cleaning chemicals.
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Source:HSE Statistics

Both workers and the public can suffer from some sort of beauty related injury which includes the following:

  • Asthma and dermatitis
  • Skin disorders/disease

Customers/clients are at risk of suffering from the following injuries:

  • Skin burns
  • Facial and beauty treatment injuries to the skin
  • Chemical burns
  • Allergic reactions
  • Potential for suffering a blood-borne, post-procedural infection

What are beauty treatment injuries?

Before we look at beauty treatment negligence claims, let’s first take a look through what types of injuries could be sustained in the beauty industry.

There are many types of injuries you can sustain through no fault of your own when undergoing a treatment or procedure. This includes beauty and hair salon injuries. The damage may have been due to human error or it may have happened due to equipment failure. You may have suffered an allergic reaction or developed an infection because you were exposed to certain beauty products or because you came into contact with harmful chemicals found in beauty products.

You may have sustained an injury whilst working in a salon. Hairdressers, nail technicians and other professionals are constantly exposed to potentially harmful chemicals. If you are a beauty professional and have suffered an injury or developed a health issue as a direct result of carrying out your daily duties, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation.

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