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What to do if I was injured at a beauty salon or spa in New Orleans

By January 13, 2022June 8th, 2023No Comments

New Orleans Beauty salons and spas should be a place of relaxation, whether you are getting a pedicure, manicure, massage, wax treatment, highlights, or just a regular haircut.  Salons have a responsibility not just to relax you and help you to decompress, but they also have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and sanitary setting free of dangers and hazards and also to hire and train a competent workforce.

When the owners or managers of a beauty salon or spa fail to uphold their end of the bargain, injuries can occur, which can sometimes be serious and even life threatening.

How Do Beauty Salon Injuries Occur?

Beauty salon injuries can occur if the materials are unsanitary.  Beauty salons and spas should be treating its equipment and sterilizing them after use.  If not, these tools can spread diseases and infections from one customer to another, especially tools used for pedicures and manicures.  This can include bacterial infections and even staph infections, which can turn into life-threatening conditions.

Beauty salon injuries can occur if the materials are unsafe. Beauty salons and spas need to be monitoring their chemicals that they use to ensure that they are safe. When chemicals are left exposed to the air or mixed improperly, they can result in severe allergic reactions and chemical burns as well as serious injuries. The beauty salon is responsible for ensuring the safety of the chemicals themselves as well as ensuring that they are kept in safe place and condition.

Beauty salon injuries can also happen when the staff of the salon is untrained and causes injury.  The salon may hire unlicensed on untrained stylists or masseuses.   Their lack of expertise can cause serious injury.  Believe it or not, we are handling a case right now where a masseuse broke one of our client’s bones when he was giving a massage due to his negligence and inexperience.

Beauty salon injuries can also happen when the staff of the salon acts negligently.  Even trained beauty salon staff may not know how to appropriately administer highlights or chemical treatments, they may use improper wax temperatures, or leave hair dye in too long, or they may not complete a skin patch test before completing a chemical treatment.

All of these actions can result in extreme hair loss, scalp injuries, allergic reactions, serious chemical burns, and wax burns. We are handling a few cases currently where chemicals used to dye our clients’ hair caused serious chemical burns, resulting in infection and permanent hair loss.  improper wax temperatures, leaving hair dye in too long, and not completing a skin patch test before completing a chemical treatment.

Beauty salon injuries can happen when the beauty salon is unsafe.  Slip and fall injuries are common in beauty salons or spas.  Beauty salons are consistently using products that create slip and fall hazards.  A perfect example of this is the negligent use of hair products.  If the stylist is using hair spray or other products on a customer and allowing it to fall on the ground without cleaning it up and another customer walks through and slips and falls on the hair product on the floor.  These slip and fall injuries can cause broken bones, herniated discs in the neck or back, or even head injuries.

What Are the Common Types of Beauty Salon Injuries?

Beauty Salon injuries can include:

·      Extreme hair loss

·      Permanent hair loss

·      Scalp injuries

·      Allergic reactions

·      Eyebrow loss

·      Serious chemical burns

·      Wax burns

·      Bacterial Infections

·      Staph Infections

·      Cuts and abraisons

Is There Insurance Coverage If Was Injured in a Beauty Salon or Spa?

Many beauty salons and spa are insured for these exact situations.

What Do I Do If I Was Injured in a Beauty Salon or Spa?

As with any time you are injured, it is important to seek immediate medical attention, especially if you suspect you have an infection or a serious medical condition.  Additionally, do not dismiss or minimize your injuries because they occurred in a beauty salon or spa.  Beauty Salon injuries can cause life-threatening or permanent conditions. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney who has experience handling these exact cases.  At Kiefer & Kiefer, we have handled many cases dealing with spa or beauty salon injuries.  We can give you a free consultation to get the help and compensation you deserve.

Please call us for a free consultation at 504-828-3313 or fill out the form below if you would like someone to contact you.

This is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.

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