Beauty Salon Injury Compensation

I wish to claim beauty salon injury compensation as I suffered burns because of a hairdryer which was too hot. Is this possible?

You may be entitled to seek beauty salon injury compensation if you have sustained an injury for which you were not to blame due to third party negligence. This may be the situation if a person – or persons – who owed you a duty of care failed to perform this duty, which resulted in you sustaining an injury in a beauty salon. You could be entitled to claim for a beauty salon injury in this situation if third party negligence can be verified and you are not to blame for the injury. To determine your eligibility to make a claim following your injury, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor regarding your beauty salon accident at the earliest opportunity.

It may be the situation that you will be able to claim beauty salon injury compensation against the beauty salon if the poor professional performance of its staff had resulted in your injury. The staff member should have been aware of the hot temperatures that a hairdryer can reach, and should have exercised greater caution when treating your hair to avoid a beauty salon accident. It may be determined that your injury in a beauty salon could have been averted if closer supervision was provided or if the staff member had received better training. In this scenario, a claim for a beauty salon injury could be possible if it is determined that the actions of the salon – or lack of action – resulted in your injury which was entirely avoidable.

It is also possible that your beauty salon injury compensation could be made against the manufacturers of the hairdryer if it is determined that a malfunction with the device caused it to become hotter than normal. You should also be wary of contributory negligence in your claim for a beauty salon injury in certain circumstances. This could be the situation if – for example – your injury in a beauty salon became worse as a result of your failure to receive medical attention for your injuries. Although you may still be entitled to claim some compensation for your beauty salon accident, the overall compensation may be reduced by a percentage to reflect your own carelessness towards your well-being.

Liability in a claim for a beauty salon injury will not always be easy to establish, and for this reason you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor to help determine the negligent party in your claim. In the meantime, you are advised to take two photographs of your injury to help verify the extent of the damage which occurred – one close-up photo to show the detail of your injury, and another photo at a further distance to show the visibility of your injury in a beauty salon. The strength of your claim after your beauty salon accident will determine the amount of compensation you will be entitled to, and for this reason you are advised to contact a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to build a strong claim for beauty salon injury compensation.



This is an Information site only – if you feel you have a potential claim, you should discuss your situation with a solicitor registered with the Law Society of Ireland.