Beauty Salon Injury Claims
What Are Beauty Salon Injury Claims?
If you were to sustain an injury in a beauty salon which could have been prevented with greater care, you may be eligible to make beauty salon injury claims for compensation. A compensation claim for a beauty salon injury is a legal civil action which can be made when a beauty salon has a responsibility for your health and safety and has failed in its “duty of care” to prevent an injury from occurring.
What is meant by a Beauty Salon´s “Duty of Care”?
In order to successfully claim compensation for an injury in a beauty salon, it has to be proven that the beauty salon was negligent by failing to identify a risk of injury and act accordingly to prevent an injury occurring – and that the beauty salon´s negligence in failing to make its premises or a treatment safe resulted in you sustaining an injury. This breach in their duty of care makes the beauty salon liable for your injuries and gives you the right to make beauty salon injury claims for compensation.
However, a beauty salon´s duty of care is not always “absolute”. This means that if a hazard in a beauty salon had only recently materialised – such as if you slipped on water which had just been spilled on the floor – and staff at the beauty salon did not have a reasonable period of time in which to identify the hazard and remove the risk of an injury occurring, it may not always be possible to claim compensation for an injury in a beauty salon.
Similarly, if you have been injured in a beauty salon due a defective product, it would be the manufacturers of the product against whom beauty salon injury claims would be made and not the salon itself. For these reasons, it is always in your best interests to discuss an injury in a beauty salon with a solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity.
Your Health Comes before a Claim for Beauty Salon Injury Compensation
When making beauty salon injury claims, in addition to establishing that the beauty salon or a product manufacturer was in breach of its duty of care, it is also important to prove that your accident or negligent treatment in the beauty salon resulted in an injury. Consequently it is vital that, after sustaining an injury in a beauty salon, you receive professional medical attention as soon as possible.
By visiting a hospital or your family GP, the injuries that you sustained due to an accident or negligent treatment in the beauty salon will be recorded in your medical notes along with any ongoing or long term consequences to your health. If first aid was administered at the beauty salon – or you treated your injuries yourself when you returned home – your injuries will not have been recorded and you will still have to undergo a medical examination in order to qualify for beauty salon injury compensation.
Making a Claim for an Injury in a Beauty Salon
Once it can be determined that you have suffered an injury due to the beauty salon´s breach in its duty of care, you will be able to make a claim for an injury in a beauty salon. If you have not already done so, you should report your injury to the beauty salon and make a report in the salon´s “Accident Report Book”. You should keep a copy of the beauty salon injury report to provide to your solicitor and allow him or her access to your medical records.
The procedure thereafter for claiming compensation for an injury in a beauty salon is that your solicitor will write to the beauty salon, advising it that you are making a claim for being injured on its premises. The beauty salon – or more frequently, their public liability insurers – then has 90 days to conduct its own investigation into your beauty salon injury claim and advise your solicitor whether they will accept liability for your injuries.
If liability is accepted, your solicitor will calculate how much compensation for an injury in a beauty salon you are entitled to and arrange settlement of your claim for a beauty salon injury with the beauty salon´s insurers. Should liability for your beauty salon injury be contested, your solicitor will issue court proceedings – however many beauty salon injury claims are settled out of court before litigation is necessary.
How Much Can I Claim for an Injury in a Beauty Salon?
As an offer of settlement for beauty salon injury claims may be made to you directly by the insurance company, it is advisable to be aware of how much compensation for an injury in a beauty salon you may be entitled to, in order that you do not inadvertently accept an inappropriate offer.
How much you can claim for an injury in a beauty salon will depend on the nature and severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the event which caused your injury. The way in which the beauty salon injury affects your quality of life will also be taken into account, and it is advisable that you maintain a diary in order to record the occasions when you are unable to perform day-to-day tasks or participate in leisure and social pursuits as a consequence of your injury in the beauty salon.
Any expenses you have incurred for medical treatment can be recovered in beauty salon injury claims, along with any costs for alternative forms of transport if you are unable to drive and any loss of earnings if the injury you sustained in the beauty salon prevents you from working. Consequently, no two beauty salon injury claims are the same – even when the injuries sustained are identical – and this is the most important reason for seeking professional legal advice when making claims for beauty salon injury compensation.
“No Win, No Fee” Beauty Salon Injury Claims
Most solicitors will offer a free initial assessment of your beauty salon injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for an injury in a beauty salon which is worth your while to pursue. Should you have a claim for compensation for an injury in a beauty salon which has a strong probability of success, you will be offered legal representation on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.
“No Win, No Fee” beauty salon injury claims will enable you to pursue compensation for your injuries without having to worry about solicitor´s fees if your claim for an injury in a beauty salon is unsuccessful. However, as you may be liable for the beauty salon´s legal fees if your case is lost, solicitors offering “No Win, No Fee” beauty salon injury claims will want to know of any legal fees insurance you may have attached to a household contents or car insurance policy and will recommend that you take out additional protection if necessary.
Free Legal Advice about Beauty Salon Injury Claims
If you, or somebody close to you, have been injured due to a beauty salon´s breach in their duty of care, you are invited to call our freephone Free Advice Line and discuss the circumstances of your injury in the beauty salon directly with an experienced public liability solicitor. Our solicitor will provide you with practical and helpful advice which is relative to your personal circumstances and answer any questions you may have about claiming compensation for an injury in a beauty salon.
There is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for your injury in the beauty salon once you have spoken with us and all conversations between yourself and our solicitors are completely confidential. We would advise that you speak with us as soon as possible after you have received professional medical attention for your beauty salon injury to maximise the likelihood of a successful claim for an injury in a beauty salon.
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