Beauty Treatments, Tattoos & Piercing Injury Claims

When receiving any beauty treatment, tattoo or piercing, it is important to be aware of any health risks that might be involved. Suffering an injury as a result of a botched treatment, tattoo or piercing could potentially leave you feeling extremely self-conscious and with low self-esteem.

Before you receive any type of procedure, it is the responsibility of the establishment providing the treatment to inform you about any potential side effects that the treatment could cause and to make you aware about the type of products and equipment that they are going to use.

Unfortunately, some establishments will ignore the basic health and safety formalities, e.g. an allergy/patch test or a strand test before proceeding. As a result, this could result in you receiving a sub-standard treatment. This might also be the case if the person administering the treatment has not been adequately trained or not qualified or is using a machine or product that has not been adequately tested.

Making a beauty treatment compensation claim

If you have received an injury as a result of a negligent treatment through no fault of your own, then you may potentially be able to make a claim for compensation.

If an injury has been sustained at a hair salon, tattoo studio, beauty salon or a different type of establishment due to negligence, then you could be entitled to claim compensation as the owners, managers, and employees of the establishment have a professional duty of care to you. This duty of care is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).

If a business owner, beauty technician or any other type of professional is found guilty of providing negligence treatment or service, then the amount awarded to you would be reflected in the severity of the injury that you sustained during the procedure.

Types of treatment claims

The type of beauty treatment which a person could make a claim for includes:

  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Hairdressing
  • Cryolipolysis (fat freezing)
  • Tattooing (including migration, blow out and substandard/mistakes in the artwork)
  • Body piercing
  • Laser skin treatments
  • Botox
  • Lip fillers
  • Body modification
  • Micro blading

The result of receiving a negligent service in relation to any of the above treatments could potentially result in infections, burns and scarring, hair loss, allergic reactions, permanent poorly drawn tattooing, and more.

There are numerous ways that a beauty treatment injury could be sustained, ranging from defective products or faulty equipment used by the beauty establishment, or just general negligence on behalf of the person carrying out the treatment.

How Nelsons can helpbeauty treatment compensation

Emma Howard is a Legal Executive in our expert Personal Injury team.

If you have received an injury as a result of a botched beauty treatment, tattoo or piercing, please contact Emma or another member of the team in Derby, Leicester or Nottingham on 0800 024 1976 or via our online form, to see if our personal injury or clinical negligence solicitors can assist you in making a beauty treatment compensation claim.