Visiting a spa or salon is meant to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Beauticians and aestheticians have an obligation to ensure that a client’s health and safety are never put at risk. If you or someone close to you has been harmed at a salon or spa, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we can explore the facts of your case and determine whether or not you have a viable legal claim.
Salons and spas often use a number of toxic chemicals that require knowledge and training to prevent injuries to clients. Some common types of chemicals that may be used are facial peels, hair dyes, cosmetics, and glues or other adhesives for extensions. Furthermore, salons and spas use a number of tools to do manicures, pedicures, and hair and skin treatments. A few examples of salon and spa injuries include the following:
- Burns from skin treatments (i.e., laser burns);
- Burns from chemicals or hot hair tools dropped or used incorrectly by a stylist;
- Disfigurement; or
- Baldness from hair treatments.
When preventable errors by a salon or spa employee lead to injuries, the salon or spa may be liable for the resulting harm. A personal injury victim can typically file a negligence claim, which is a claim in civil court. Negligence is a failure of a salon or spa to exercise reasonable care that causes harm to a customer. The duty to exercise reasonable care refers to a salon or spa’s obligation to adhere to a certain standard of care that would protect customer safety. For example, a salon or spa that is cutting corners on cleanliness may be liable if a customer develops an infection from a dirty nail instrument. This is because a salon or spa using reasonable care would clean these types of tools properly, understanding the risk of harm they pose to clients.
It is important to note that salons and spas can also be liable for accidents such as a slip and fall, head injuries caused by falling equipment, and a number of other types of incidents.
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence of a salon or spa worker, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for any medical expenses related to the injury. In addition, you may also be able to seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, disability, and more. Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, your attorney will be able to determine the exact amount of compensation that would be appropriate in your case.
At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami premises liability attorneys have helped many South Florida clients resolve their personal injury claims and can help you as well. We understand that each case is unique, which is why we will thoroughly evaluate the facts of your case. You can trust that we will advocate for your rights at every step of the way. For more information, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online today.
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