Posted on Oct 6, 2015 8:00am PDT

Every day, millions of women enter their favorite beauty salons to receive manicures and pedicures, waxing, haircuts, hair coloring, and a variety of other services that require the attention of a skilled, licensed cosmetologist. Although salon workers are professionals, have you ever considered the ever-present risks in environments with sharp tools, caustic chemicals, electric styling appliances, and basins of water?

While salon accidents are not common, it is important to be aware that many of the items that make up a salon environment can pose a safety hazard if they are not properly handled. Premises and product liability law may protect you in the event of an accident and entitle you to sue for financial compensation for costs related to your injury.

Common Types of Injuries at Beauty Salons

There are a number of injuries that can be sustained in a beauty salon. Some of the most common include:

  • Burns from heated styling tools, hot wax, or chemicals found bleaches, dyes, and hair relaxers. Even minor burns can result in permanent hair loss, scarring, and pain.
  • Slip and fall injuries around hair washing sinks, foot soaking basins, or unsecured floor mats. If spills are not promptly mopped, especially when they contain slippery soaps or shampoos, this could present a major hazard.
  • Infections from cuts caused by unsterilized manicure or hair cutting tools. Tools that are not soaked in disinfectant can be breeding grounds for bacteria.
  • Lacerations from hair cutting shears. The most serious injuries can lead to extreme pain and even disfigurement.

Protecting Your Right to Justice in Northern California

If you have suffered an injury at a beauty salon, it may be possible to hold one or more of the following parties responsible for paying compensation:

  • The salon owner, for failing to maintain their property or hiring / retaining unqualified staff
  • The employee, for being careless or underqualified
  • The manufacturer of a defective product, like a sparking hair dryer or an unsafe chemical product

In order for your claim to be successful, you must be able to prove that the negligence of one or more of these parties caused or contributed to your accident. The Northern California personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley can help you determine what your best options are for pursuing compensation. We offer free consultations and will not charge you a dime unless we make a recovery in your case, so you can be confident that you have nothing to lose by calling us today.

To find out if you have a case, get in touch with the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley and schedule your consultation.

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