Going for a beauty treatment is a regular occurrence for most of us, whether you are getting a simple haircut or having your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted or tattooed. And when we walk into a beauty treatment centre or salon, we expect to get the best treatment from a professional. When we don’t – and we suffer an injury as a result – we may be entitled to a beauty treatment claim.
If you have suffered an injury due to a beauty treatment, whether it’s hair or scalp damage, an allergic reaction to chemicals, a burn injury, or more, you can make a claim for compensation – provided, that is, that you present suitable evidence to justify your claim. So what is the main evidence you need to present when making a beauty treatment claim? Here’s all you need to know.
The evidence that will help your claim
Of course, physical proof or evidence is crucial. This means that you should present photographs of the injury – as many photographs as you can gather. If you have suffered a burn injury, for example, you should document the extent of the injury and how long it takes for it to heal. You can even create a diary with photographs of the injury and the day to day pain and suffering you have incurred, as well as details on treatment, advice from medical specialists, a prognosis from your physician, and more.
You also need to remember the date and time of the beauty treatment, the name of the beauty salon or centre, and, if possible, the name of the person who was responsible for performing the beauty treatment. If you have suffered an allergic reaction due to chemicals, it will also help your case if you can demonstrate that the staff or specialist failed to perform a skin patch test before beginning with the beauty treatment.
All your medical records should be kept, and you should also make it a point to keep all the receipts associated with your medical treatment. Keep details of all your expenses, including travel expenses, loss of income due to the injury, prescription expenses, and all other out-of-pocket expenses. You can even make a claim for the pain and suffering you have experienced because of the injury, as confirmed by expert beauty treatment solicitors who can help you on a No Win, No Fee arrangement.
How the No Win, No Fee arrangement works
Many experienced solicitors nowadays work on a No Win, No Fee arrangement where you don’t have to pay them for their services until your claim has been successful and you have received compensation yourself. If you win your case, you will simply settle a fee (often a set percentage of your compensation) with the solicitor for the help they have given you.
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