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Compensation For Nail Extensions Causing Nail Damage
Nail extensions has become one of the most popular beauty treatments in the UK over the past few years, a procedure involving the application of acrylic (or false nails) over the top of the natural fingernails. Given the potency of the chemicals involved in applying gel nail extensions, beauty salons and nail bars must observe the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, legislation aimed at protecting customers from the potential dangers when poorly trained, inexperienced or simply careless beauty technicians carry out the procedure.
Compensation For Allergic Reaction To Nail Extensions
Among the most important priorities for a nail extensions practitioner is to ensure that their premises is adequately ventilated, and that all equipment is properly sterilised prior to use. Skin patch tests should be carried out on new customers, given the possibility of allergic reactions to chemicals contained in nail extensions adhesive, particularly when acrylics are based on the compound Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), a liquid that can irritate the skin and eyes, and in extreme cases may cause damage to the lungs.
Compensation For Damage To Nails Caused By Nail Extensions
Beauty technicians are expected to meet a reasonable standard of competence when carrying out nail extensions treatments, and may be sued for negligence if their avoidable errors cause an injury to a client. The chemicals used to apply nail extensions can cause permanent damage to the natural fingernails, while a fungal infection may take many months to treat effectively, in the meantime proving unsightly and embarrassing. Where a beauty salon or nail bar is at fault for such complications, it is only natural that a customer will seek some form of compensation.
Suing Beauty Salons For Injuries From Nail Extensions
Lack of regulation of beauty salons and nail bars in the UK means that customers having nail extensions applied may be exposed to a range of health risks, emphasising the importance of choosing a reputable practitioner to carry out the procedure. Despite calls to ban the use of MMA in acrylic nail extensions products, the compound is still widely used, even after the dangers have been widely publicised. Whether nail extensions have triggered an allergic reaction or caused damage to natural fingernails, compensation will often be available for the victim.
We have recently dealt with cases in which nail extensions treatments at beauty salons and nail bars have gone disastrously wrong for clients. In the resulting compensation claims we have recovered damages for pain and suffering, as well as medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings for time off work. Compensation awards for pain and suffering alone may be in excess of £3,000.
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