I was injured by a beauty salon worker, is there anything I can do to recover damages?
Personal Injury Lawyer Memphis, TN
Visiting a beauty salon, nail parlor, or beauty spa should be enjoyable. These places help to instill a sense of relaxation, rejuvenation, and confidence in men and women. Most visitors will get the experiencing they are seeking and leave with a smile on their face. However, some will get more than what they had hoped for. As a personal injury lawyer, we have known of cases that involved clients who sustained injuries or infections attributed to:
- Poorly performed procedures
- Unsanitary bathing areas, including jacuzzis
- Unclean tools and instruments
- Reusing products that should be disposed of
- Failure to keep beauty areas clean (i.e. tables, chairs, foot baths, etc.)
- Failure to wear gloves or protective masks
Any of the above would result in injuries or infections. If you received a hair coloring, perm, cut, waxing, manicure, pedicure, body scrub, massage, or any other beauty related treatment, and were injured, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim. Time is of the essence. By delaying you could risk vital evidence being destroyed. Please call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Safety at Beauty Salons
You might want to think that beauty salon related injuries are rare; however, they are very real and common. However, they often go unreported. Infections, scars, burns, cuts, and injuries can, and do occur in beauty salons every day throughout the U.S. Most states have passed legislation that require beauty salons to practice specific safety and sanitation procedures. Licensed staff are generally also required, particularly in any of the following professions:
- Nail technician
- Hair braiders
- Makeup artist
Infections that Can Occur from Visiting a Beauty Salon
There are hundreds of different types of infections; many of which can be found in beauty salons. When one of these establishments does not keep their premises clean, and there are numerous clients coming in and out everyday, bacteria and infectious growth can be left behind. These can then be transferred from another client or employee of the salon. Poor sanitation can lead to infections such as:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
- Mycobacterium Fortuitum
Infections like these can cause significant illness, scars, loss of limb, and death. The financial losses associated with infections may also be excessive.
Permanent Makeup and Tattooing
Many beauty salons offer tattooing of the eyebrows, lips, eyes, and other areas of the face or body. Also known as permanent make-up this has become more mainstream over the last decade. Tattooing is regulated in most states which means parlors should carry a license and maintain strict sanitary protocols. Because the skin is penetrated with a needle, there is a high risk of infection. Failure to sanitize the equipment can result in serious infections including hepatitis and tetanus.
Beauty Salon Insurance
A majority of beauty salons will carry liability insurance to cover any claims made by clients who suffered an injury, including an infection. If you visited a salon and were injured by the treatment, you may be able to file a claim against the establishment. Damages for medical care, financial loss, emotional anguish, and other losses may be available. Consider calling a personal injury lawyer Memphis, TN offers today at WisemanBray, PLLC to learn more.