How To Claim For Beauty Treatment Negligence Injury Compensation

By Jo Jeffries. Last updated 22nd February 2023. Welcome to our guide to beauty treatment accident compensation. Below, we explain what beauty salon negligence is, and answer questions about beauty treatment compensation, such as “can microdermabrasion go wrong?”  and ‘How much compensation for microdermabrasion gone wrong could I receive?’ Furthermore, we explain when a claimant could claim for a chemical peel gone wrong, what could cause burn spots after a chemical peel and how much a chemical peel burn could attract in compensation. We explain what makes up compensation payouts for a beauty treatment gone wrong, and discuss how to make a claim for microdermabrasion side effects from negligent treatment.

Could you be eligible for compensation payouts for a beauty treatment gone wrong?

When we go to a beauty salon or a spa, we expect to be pampered. We expect to leave looking better and feeling better. In most cases, this is exactly what happens. However, there are incidents whereby beauty treatments go wrong, and injuries are sustained as a consequence. This can easily happen if a negligent or incompetent professional carried out your treatment, or if they were not given the correct products for the service they were carrying out, be it a wax or a makeover. If you do suffer because of negligence, you could be eligible to claim compensation.

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Beauty treatment accident compensation

You may think that there is an extremely slim chance of such an incident happening. However, the statistics make shocking reading. The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) released their statistical report, which showed that at least half of the individuals working in the beauty treatment industry in the United Kingdom are not sufficiently qualified. If such a beauty technician treats you, there is a heightened chance that an injury could occur because of a lack of training.

When could I claim beauty treatment accident compensation?

There are many different types of beauty services that are carried out on a daily basis around the UK, and which run the risk of injury if they are not carried out correctly. This includes minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox, as well as nail treatments, body arts, body piercing, spa treatments, laser skin treatments, tanning, microdermabrasion, and hairstyling. When cosmetic treatments and beauty procedures are not handled correctly, clients could suffer from blood bone diseases, contraction of post-procedural infections, allergic reactions, skin burns, and chemical burns.

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries because of negligence that has happened at a tanning salon, health spa, nail salon, beauty salon, or any other type of beauty establishment, our legal specialists can help to make sure you get the compensation you deserve from the business owner or the negligent professional. You will find all of the information you need about beauty treatment negligence in this guide, as well as our contact details at the bottom of the page so that you can get in touch with us for more information or to begin your claim.

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Beauty Treatment Claims – Who Is Eligible To Claim For A Beauty Treatment Gone Wrong?

If you’ve had a beauty treatment gone wrong, it could affect you in various ways. 

Physically, it may have caused you pain and perhaps even scarring. It might also have affected you emotionally, particularly if you’ve been left with disfiguring scars, for example. Such an incident might have also left you worse off financially. After all, you may have had to pay to have the damage from the botched treatment rectified. Or, you might have lost out on some of your usual income if you needed to take time off work to recover from a resulting injury. 

It is important to remember that if a beauty treatment goes wrong and you don’t like the results, this wouldn’t always lead to you being able to claim compensation. There are certain criteria for making cosmetic negligence claims, including:

  • Proving a beautician or other cosmetic service provider breached a duty of care towards you.
  • Evidencing that you’ve suffered an injury because of negligent treatment or advice.
  • Launching your claim within the relevant time limit in accordance with the Limitation Act 1980. This is usually three years from the incident date, but some exceptions exist. 

Should your case meet the eligibility criteria to make beauty treatment claims, you could be eligible to claim compensation for the psychological, physical and financial damage caused to you. 

If you would like an advisor to assess whether you could be eligible to claim, please get in touch. 

Beauty treatment accident compensation – when could I claim?

If a beauty service provider has failed to adhere to these instructions that have been put in place by the government in the UK, then they will be deemed negligent. This means that they must pay compensation to the injured party. If that injured party is you, we can help you to get the payout you deserve at Accident Claims. Our legal specialists have years of experience in the industry, and we will match you to the best No Win No Fee solicitor for your case. But first, read our guide to find out everything you need to know about this type of claim. This includes information on making a burn injury claim, how much compensation you may receive, and how to launch a hair salon negligence claim.

What sort of injuries can happen due to a beauty treatment?

This refers to any kind of injury that has happened because of a beauty procedure. This could be an injury that has taken place during the treatment, or it could be a side effect that has happened later. There are a number of beauty treatment injuries that a person may suffer. This includes allergic reactions and infections that have happened because of potentially harmful chemicals that have been used, treatment procedures, and beauty products, as well as injuries due to equipment failure and human error.

Common injuries that may have sustained because of beauty treatment are as follows:

  • Cosmetic issues
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Eye infections
  • Poorly or incorrectly drawn tattoos
  • Facial scarring
  • Hair loss
  • Allergic reactions
  • Scarring
  • Burns
  • Infection
  • Skin discolouration

Claiming for skin treatment injuries

When beauty treatments are applied to a person’s skin, there is always the risk that an allergic or chemical reaction could happen. Severe health consequences can occur even if a small patch of skin has been exposed to caustic chemicals. This is why beauty technicians have been trained to ensure that their clients are safe. All beauticians must carry out patch tests on their clients. This means applying the product to a tiny part of the person’s skin to make sure that they do not have a reaction. If your beauty technician has failed to do this, you will definitely have grounds for a claim. You will also be able to claim if the professional has not used the correct product, they have failed to read the manufacturer’s instructors, or they have applied the product in the incorrect manner.

Chemical Peel Gone Wrong

One type of treatment that people might visit a beauty salon for is a chemical peel. This is where chemicals are applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells, and it is designed to promote the renewal of skin cells too. It can be used to even out the skin tone and reduce the visibility of age spots, for example.

It is important that the chemicals used in such treatments are correctly handled. Otherwise, those having treatment could suffer a chemical peel burn. However, some side effects can occur after a chemical burn treatment. 

If you’ve experienced burn spots after a chemical peel, however, these could be painful and unsightly and could be worse than the expected side effects. A chemical peel burn caused by the chemicals being left on the skin for too long could lead to permanent scarring in some cases.

The NHS offers guidance on what to consider before having a chemical peel. It also advises on what to do if you’ve suffered problems due to a chemical peel gone wrong. 

Should you find out that the chemical peel has gone wrong because a third party breached the duty of care they owed you and you experienced harm as a result, you could be eligible to claim compensation.

If you’ve been harmed by negligence leading to burn spots after a chemical peel gone wrong, please call us. We could assess whether you could be eligible to claim compensation.

Claiming for wax treatment injuries

Can you sue for a wax burns and injuries? This is a question we often get asked. The simple answer to this question is ‘yes’ – so long as you can prove that the beautician is in the wrong. There are a number of different ways that wax injuries can happen. As mentioned earlier, carrying out a patch test for products like this is a necessity, and if they have failed to do so, then you can definitely claim. Furthermore, if the beautician has applied the wax when it was too hot, causing burns, you can claim. Equally, if the skin has ripped because the treatment has not been applied correctly, you then have the basis for a case.

Other reasons for injuries due to beauty treatments

There are a number of other situations that can result in beauty treatment negligence claims being made. This includes the following:

  • Injuries because of defective products.
  • Injuries that have occurred due to incompetent professionals.
  • Injuries because of faulty or damaged equipment.
  • Slip, trip and fall injuries.
  • Injuries because of non-invasive procedures.

If you believe you should be compensated for beauty treatment negligence, why not speak with us today?

Employee claims for beauty treatment injuries

Not all beauty treatment negligence claims are launched by clients, we have helped numerous employees to make claims too. If you feel that you have been injured in the workplace and your employer is to blame, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. There are numerous ways your boss could be at fault. This includes providing you with insufficient training, allowing you to use defective equipment and products, and ignoring health and safety risks. All employers have a legal duty to uphold high levels of health and safety. If yours has failed in their responsibility, get in touch to start the claim process.

Statistics and facts for beauty treatments

As mentioned earlier, worryingly, over 50 per cent of beauty technicians in this country have not received the required treatment – they fall below the Level 2 qualification. At present, Level 4 is the highest level of qualification attainable, so you can see the drop. Not only this, but a minimum of 70 per cent of beauty salon workers suffer from one injury relating to work at some point.

Beauty industry activities include all of the following:

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

Determining the severity of beauty treatment injuries

There are many different types of injuries that can be sustained due to a beauty treatment going wrong. This can be anything from minor injuries to major injuries. The severity of your injuries will go a long way to determining the amount of compensation you receive. This is why it is critical to see a doctor. A medical professional will put together a report that outlines everything about your condition and your future prognosis. This is used to determine the payout you will get.

For a free assessment of your beauty treatment negligence case, why not speak to an advisor today?

The long-term impact of beauty treatment injuries

When it comes to beauty treatment injuries, it can often be the injuries that you cannot see that are the most painful. A lot of people suffer severe physiological consequences because of the injuries. This is especially the case for those that have experienced burns or disfigurement of their face. This may require counselling to get over, and some people can feel the emotional challenges for the rest of their life. It is prudent to note that these injuries are just as important as the physical ones, and we can ensure you make a claim for both.

Steps to take if you have been injured because of a beauty treatment

If you have been injured in a beauty treatment, you will want to give yourself the greatest chance of securing the maximum payout. To do this, you should gather evidence and take important steps to strengthen your case. This includes the following….

  • Keep a record and proof of all of the expenses you have had to fund because of your treatment and any costs relating to the treatment and your injuries
  • See a doctor for your injuries
  • Report the accident to management so that there is an official record of it
  • Keep any relevant paperwork, including receipts
  • Take photographs of your injuries and of the accident site if there is any visible damage

What sort of things are you going to be able to claim for due to your beauty treatment injuries?

There are a variety of different things you can claim for when suing beauty salon establishments. Firstly, you can make a claim for general damages. What does this mean? Well, this is the payout you get for the injuries you have suffered. It is designed to help you pay for your medical treatment and to get your life back on track. You can also claim for special damages. What does this mean? Well, it is likely that you have encountered a few expenses along the way because of your injuries, right? Perhaps you have suffered loss of earnings? Maybe you have needed to pay for counselling to get over the trauma of what has occurred? No matter the cost, so long as it can be directly attributed to the accident, you can claim for it.

Making a No Win No Fee claim for a beauty treatment gone wrong

Can you sue a beauty salon on a No Win No Fee agreement? You most certainly can. In fact, all of our solicitors work to this payment structure. For those who are unaware, this means that clients do not require a big upfront payment to start the claim process because you are only going to pay legal fees should your claim be a successful one. In which case, you will have the compensation that will cover the cost of the legal service. This means that you are never going to be out of pocket and it eradicates any financial concerns you may have.

Here are some of the benefits of this approach:

  • Anyone can claim no matter their monetary status.
  • No large upfront payment is needed.
  • You won’t be out of pocket.
  • You know your solicitor is working hard for you because they are impacted by the outcome too.
  • Only genuine cases with a chance of success are taken on.

Are you thinking of starting a beauty treatment negligence claim? If so, why not get in touch today?

How much will you receive if you make a beauty treatment claim?

If you are suing a beautician, you will probably want to know an approximation of the money you may get. Sadly, it is not a possibility to give you a definitive figure. The reason for this is because all cases are different, and they are treated as such. Therefore, the individual circumstances of your incident will be considered and you will be awarded compensation accordingly. Despite this, we do give you the details regarding typical compensation amounts for injuries that relate to beauty salon negligence. You can see this below…

The type of injury that has been sustained How severe was the injury? Notes on the injury How much compensation may you be due?
Facial scarring Trivial scarring The scarring will not be noticeable. £1,710 to £3,530
Facial scarring Less significant scarring The scarring will only be noticeable upon inspection. £3,950 to £13,740
Facial scarring Significant scarring When speaking face to face with someone, the scarring is visible. £9,110 to £30,090
Facial scarring Less severe scarring The scarring has resulted in permanent disfigurement, which is moderate to severe in nature. £17,960 to £48,420
Facial scarring Very severe scarring The scarring has resulted in permanent disfigurement, and it will be so severe that it will still be present after plastic surgery. £29,780 to £97,330
Damage to hair Poor regrowth Resulting from beauty treatment gone wrong £7,340 to £11,020
Damage to hair Less serious Resulting from beauty treatment gone wrong £3,950 to £7,340
Dermatitis Both Hands Both Hands £13,740 to £19,200
Dermatitis One of both hands Settles with treatment £8,640 to £11,410

If you cannot see the injury/ies you have suffered in the table, don’t worry. Simply get in touch with our team and we would be very able to provide further help on how much compensation you may receive when suing a beauty salon.

How to begin your claim for a beauty treatment gone wrong

Suing a beautician doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, the process is easy when you work with us. This is because we handle everything for you. All you need to do is give us a call for more information. We begin every service with a free consultation. This involves us asking you a couple of questions so that we can find out what happened. This is important so that we can know your case and advise you in the best manner. We will then keep you informed every step of the way.

Reasons why we are the best claims service to launch your claim for beauty treatment injuries

You have probably already looked online for claim service providers to assist with your beauty salon negligence case, but we can assure you that you won’t find better. There are a number of reasons why we’re number one. When you work with us, you can expect…

  • A hassle-free claims process
  • Years of experience
  • Friendly staff
  • The maximum amount of compensation possible
  • 100% No Win, No Fee

Please call today if you’d like to begin a beauty treatment negligence claim.

Start your claim today for beauty treatment accident compensation or call us for further advice

If you want to start the claims process, get in touch with our team today on 0800 073 8801. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any further queries or concerns regarding the beauty salon complaints procedure and launching beauty treatment negligence claims, we’ll happily help.

Beauty treatment negligence claims and Beauty treatment accident compensation FAQs

Can you claim for beauty treatment injuries?

If you are injured whilst receiving treatment, you could sue for damages if the practitioner was negligent. Claims might be possible if the practitioner was not properly trained, used incorrect equipment or solutions or if they failed to check for allergies before treating you.

How much beauty treatment compensation could I be paid?

The amount of compensation paid in personal injury claims varies from case to case. Insurers and solicitors will consider how severe your injuries were, how long you suffered and whether you lost any money because of your injuries.

How long do beauty treatment accident compensation claims take?

Where the defendant agrees that they were liable for the incident in which you were injured, an amicable settlement could be reached in less than 6-months. Where cases require additional evidence such as medical reports, claims could take more than a year.

Beauty treatment accident compensation – How long do I have to claim?

Usually, you would have three years from the date of the incident to claim beauty treatment accident compensation. However, in some cases, you may not learn that your injury was connected to your beauty treatment until later. In such cases, you could claim up until three years of the date you became aware that the injury you suffered was due to the negligent beauty treatment.

There are other exceptions to the three-year time limit and if you’d like to find out whether you’re still eligible to claim get in touch with our team.

 I had a beauty treatment that has gone wrong – could I be eligible for beauty treatment accident compensation?

If you have had a beauty treatment that has gone wrong, you could be eligible for beauty treatment compensation. Whether you are claiming for microdermabrasion gone wrong, or for laser hair removal burns or another injury, you would need to fulfil the following criteria to have a valid claim.

  1. You’d need evidence that the beauty salon professional had a duty of care towards you.
  2. They must have breached this duty of care
  3. Your injuries would have been caused by their breach

To find out if you could be eligible for beauty treatment accident compensation, why not all our team. We could check your eligibility for free.

Where can I find information on compensation payouts for a beauty treatment gone wrong?

If you check our compensation table, it could provide you with information on compensation payouts for a beauty treatment gone wrong. We have tried to use injuries we believe could be related to a beauty treatment such as microdermabrasion gone wrong. If you cannot see your injury in the table on this page, we could provide you with guidance over the phone. The figures in the table come from the Judicial College Guidelines 16th edition. This was released in April 2022.

What special damages could I claim for microdermabrasion gone wrong?

The special damages you could receive for microdermabrasion side effects caused by negligence would vary. In some cases, injuries caused by negligent microdermabrasion could impact your ability to work. If they do, and you suffer a  loss of earnings as a result, you could include these losses within a claim. In some cases, you might need corrective treatment. This could come at a cost, which could be covered by special damages. If you’re concerned about what you could include within your claim, please call our team. We would be happy to go through the details of your case with you and give you legal advice for free.

Can I claim for a beauty treatment if I’m not happy with the results?

If you are unhappy with the results of your beauty treatment, then this would not always lead to a claim. In order to make a claim for the damaging effects of a beauty treatment, you would need to prove that the beautician had breached a duty of care they had to you, and their negligence caused your injuries. 

What evidence do I need to claim for microdermabrasion gone wrong?

The evidence you submit to back up a claim for microdermabrasion gone wrong could have a vital impact on the success of your claim. It could also impact how much compensation you could receive. Therefore, gathering as much evidence as possible is important. You may be able to collect the contact details of any witnesses, as well as take photographs of the scene and your injuries. Further to this, we recommend you seek medical advice and treatment for your injuries. 

However, you would need to go and see an independent medical expert as part of the claims process. They would examine you and write a medical report that could be used to verify the cause and severity of your injuries. The medical evidence you submit with your claim could significantly impact your compensation. If you would like to talk to us about how to arrange an independent medical examination, we would be happy to speak to you. We could also assess your eligibility to claim for microdermabrasion side effects from negligence and supply you with a No Win No Fee solicitor if we think you have a valid claim.

How long do I have to claim?

Usually, as an adult, you would have three years from the date of the injury or the date you became aware that your injury was caused by negligence. However, there are some exceptions. Please call us to discuss this. 

Can Microdermabrasion Go Wrong?

When someone undergoes microdermabrasion, a vacuum and fine crystals are used to remove dead skin cells. The aim is to reduce fine lines, minor scars, wrinkles and age spots. It’s also used to make the skin smoother and younger looking. However, the cosmetic procedure is not suitable for everyone and an alternative treatment may be more suitable for you. You can speak with a medical practitioner for more information.

Additionally, you should ensure the person performing the procedure is on a register to show they meet the standards in training, skill and insurance.

There are certain microdermabrasion side effects such as:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Dry and flaky skin
  • Slight bruising
  • Sensitivity to the sun

For more information on whether you could claim for microdermabrasion gone wrong, get in touch. An advisor could assess your case to see whether you could claim.

Helpful links Relating To Beauty Treatment Accident Compensation

HSE – Plans and strategies for Beauty Industry

This link is for the government’s Health and Safety Executive website, where you will see information on the beauty sector strategy. This gives an overview of the industry, as well as information on health and safety issues.

Guides to burn injuries

This link takes you to our guide to claiming burn injury compensation.

Thanks for visiting today and reading about beauty treatment negligence claims.