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Top Ways Patrons Are Injured at a Salon or Spa

Posted on in Personal Injury

California injury lawyer, California accident attorneyYou head to the salon to get a new look and some pampering, but when a salon fails to provide a safe environment or improperly performs a procedure, devastating injury can follow.

A salon or spa must provide a safe and sanitary space with properly trained staff. As salons expand service offerings to include procedures like lasers and Botox, there are more ways salon patrons can be injured.

Also, injuries from salons can be serious and painful. If you have been injured in such an accident do not think that you are to blame since you chose to get the procedure or treatment. It is the salon’s duty to perform the services it offers safely.

Common Types of Injuries Sustained at a Beauty Salon

  • Cuts and abrasions;
  • Scalp injuries;
  • Hair loss;
  • Laser burns;
  • Wax burns;
  • Chemical burns;
  • Allergic reactions;
  • Slip and fall injuries;
  • Staph infections; and
  • Bacterial infections.

Common Causes of Injuries in Salons

Failure to follow treatment directions: Salon workers should know what treatment is best for the situation and how to administer each treatment. Examples of this failure include failing to patch test a chemical treatment, leaving on hair dye for too long or overheating wax.

Unsanitary conditions: The state requires certain sanitation methods and failure to follow this protocol increases the risk of infections. Serious diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV could be transmitted through unsanitary salon conditions.

Misuse of chemicals: Chemicals used in salon procedures can be improperly batched, contaminated, or expired. The result can produce burns or allergic reactions.

Unsafe products: If the product itself was unsafe for use, the manufacturer or distributor could be at fault.

Disfigurement and Scarring

Under California law, disfigurement and scarring are highly compensable injuries. The law recognizes that there is a significant amount of pain and suffering that accompanies disfigurement. Also, the law recognizes that disfigurement and scarring can leave accident victims with emotional pain that will continue for years.

Contact a San Jose, CA Salon Accident Attorney

If you trusted a beauty salon to perform a service or procedure on you only to be injured, you should seek legal counsel. You have a limited time to bring such a lawsuit. In California, typically accident victims only have two years to file suit.

The skilled San Jose salon accident lawyers at Jachimowicz Law Group can be reached at 408-246-5500. Our firm offers free initial consultations.

 

Source:

http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/index.shtml

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