Negligence at the Nail Salon
Everyone needs a little pampering and self-care now and then. Getting a manicure and pedicure at a nail salon is one way to treat yourself to a relaxing break from life’s little stresses. Unfortunately, not all nail salons deliver the safe, healthy and luxurious experience you expect. Sometimes it’s anything BUT relaxing.
According to a report on WebMD, two-thirds of those surveyed said they had one or more health issues after visiting a salon. Some nail salon clients have suffered from painful bacterial and fungal nail infections, accidental cuts/injuries, skin irritations, allergic reactions or worse from dirty equipment, hazardous chemical exposure, burns, slip and fall accidents and other accidents. Injuries range from bleeding nails, itching, burning, tingling, pain, redness, athlete’s foot, nail fungus and nail discoloration to severe, life-threatening staph infections and amputations. Some injuries may clear up on their own or with over-the-counter medication, and some could require medical care, surgery or lead to extensive treatments costing thousands of dollars.
A salon could be held liable for the more serious types of injuries if it is negligent or careless in the way it manages its duty of care to the customer. For example, if the salon doesn’t maintain or sterilize its equipment, train staff properly, hire licensed and experienced technicians or follow local, county or state regulations, it could be liable for a customer’s injury. Be sure to work with a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney to determine if you have a case and find out what your next steps should be if you’re injured at a nail salon.
RTRLAW’s experienced personal injury attorneys are well qualified in handling these types of cases and can help you sue the salon to make sure they are held accountable for their actions if you’re injured. Our attorneys will help protect your rights and fight to get you the compensation and damages you deserve.
Salon customers, however, aren’t the only ones at risk at nail salons. Nail technicians and salon employees are continuously exposed to the hazardous chemicals, dust and noxious fumes from nail services. They can also accidentally slip and cut themselves, burn their skin from hot water or hot wax and more. RTRLAW’s attorneys also represent salon employees who are injured at work and need help with their workers’ compensation claims. Every business in Florida must carry workers’ compensation insurance and provide this to their employees who are injured on the job. You can read more about our workers’ compensation services here.
At RTRLAW, our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients who were harmed due to the negligence of a person, product or business. With this compensation, clients can pay for their medical bills and cover lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as a reduced quality of life.
If you were injured at a nail salon, you can meet with an attorney at one of our convenient office locations in Florida:
Or we can come to you – at your home, place of business or even at the hospital. We’re there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
RTRLAW doesn’t get paid unless and until we win your case, and we fight hard to win. If you’ve been hurt by the negligence of another, contact our attorneys today for a free, no-obligation case review or call 833-HIRE-RTR (833-447-3787) for immediate assistance.