There are many different kinds of beauty treatments available today, and they range from the simplest (such as waxing) to the more complex procedures, such as actual cosmetic surgery. And with the rising number of beauty salons and centres offering beauty treatments comes a rise in beauty treatment injuries as well. It’s a fact – more and more individuals are suffering from beauty treatment injuries, and not many of them are seeking compensation. This is perhaps because due to certain myths associated with beauty treatment injuries and claims, which discourage people from taking action. If you have been a victim of a beauty treatment gone wrong, here are the top myths about beauty claims you should know about.
Myth 1: It’s not a personal injury
There is a certain implication associated with beauty treatment injuries – that they do not fall under the classification of a personal injury, such as an injury related to a road accident, a slip and fall injury, a work accident injury, and the like. But this is entirely untrue. Beauty treatment claims also fall under personal injury claims, simply because they are personal injuries – injuries to your person. Don’t believe when other people say that since it’s only a beauty treatment injury, you don’t have enough leverage. There can be serious injuries associated with beauty treatments as well, such as burns, scalds, and even disfigurement and permanent scarring, and these are not to be taken lightly.
Myth 2: Claims are only for certain types of beauty treatments
Another myth perpetuated about beauty treatment claims is that claiming compensation is only for certain types of beauty treatment injuries, probably the more ‘serious’ ones. But once again, this is a myth. Even if you only have hair loss or an allergic reaction to a beauty treatment, you can still make a claim for compensation if you can prove that the specialist or beautician was negligent in their duties, did not use the right product or used a faulty product, or was not properly trained.
All kinds of beauty treatments, whether they involve waxing, eyebrow tinting, tattooing, hair treatment, and so on – if they go wrong and result in an injury to your person, entitle you to a claim for compensation. The fact is, even if you were just embarrassed or disappointed after your beauty treatment, you may have the right to seek compensation as well.
Myth 3: If the injury isn’t permanent, you won’t get compensation
Yet one more myth associated with beauty treatment claims is that if the injury isn’t serious, severe, or permanent, you won’t get compensation. As mentioned, whatever kind of injury you have had, whether it’s temporary or permanent, minor or severe, as long as you can show the negligence or ignorance of the specialist or beautician, you may be able to seek compensation.