When people consider going to a spa or a beauty salon, they imagine themselves relaxing, distressing; an enjoyable experience. They go to beauty salons to boost their self-confidence and to feel better about themselves. However, for some people, going the spa experience can become their worst nightmare. As technology evolves, and the search for the fountain of permanent youth continues, cosmetic treatments are using powerful chemicals that may cause serious and permanent injuries when they are handled negligently.
Some of the injuries that occur at these stores include: Infections, burned scalp from hair dyes or other chemicals, disfigurement, baldness from hair braiding or extensions, neck injuries, and, less commonly, “beauty parlor strokes.”
One of the reasons for these injuries to occur is improperly trained personnel. While the people performing these procedures are often licensed for some procedures, they may not be licensed or properly trained to perform all the procedures required by their employer. Consequently, spas and salons are often cited for violating health standards which often means treatments are performed in less than desirable conditions. Injuries caused by salons and spas are on the rise for exactly these reasons.
Additionally, slip and fall accidents are another common cause for personal injuries in beauty salons and spas. Cut hair, spilled hair products, and other slippery surfaces need to be cleaned off the floor quickly. Additionally, because many beauty salons have tile or linoleum floors, it’s much easier for a customer to slip and fall.
In addition to state laws, all beauty salons are subject to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ strict regulations. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury at your local beauty salon, or need representation or advice on whether or not you have a negligence case, call the Friedland | Carmona Today! Our lawyers have extensive experience in negligence and premises liability and the personal injuries that result from them, and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
The South Florida personal injury attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona handle all types of negligence, product liability, personal injury, negligent security, slip/trip and fall, and car accident cases throughout the state of Florida, including Boca Raton, Homestead, North Miami, South Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Hialeah, Kendall, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. The Friedland | Carmona handles all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, slip and falls, negligent and reckless drivers, and automobile and motorcycle accidents. Call the Miami personal injury attorneys today and let our family take care of your family.