Fort Lauderdale nail salons are havens for relaxation, beauty, and peace…or at least, that’s what customers expect when they make appointments. In reality, salons can be hotspots for personal injuries and illnesses. Nail salons that fail to adhere to health and safety regulations put clients at risk of painful injuries and life-threatening infections. The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik have seen the damages a negligent salon can cause unsuspecting clients firsthand. Let us help you pursue compensation after such an accident.
Common Hazards at Nail Salons
Popular nail salons can see hundreds of clients per day. Since salons deal with the human body, they must adhere to strict standards in terms of sanitation and client safety. Yet many beauty salons downplay the need for high safety standards. Studies from dermatologists, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals report a surprising number of potential risks at local nail salons. From unsanitary equipment resulting in infection to untrained operators doing laser treatments, many salons fail to reach accepted industry standards. Unsafe salons can harbor threats such as:
- Improper disinfecting and sterilization procedures
- Microtraumas to the skin during manicures and pedicures
- Risk of infections such as MRSA and hepatitis B
- Risk of nail fungus from unsanitary foot baths and instruments
- Dangerous UV ray exposure during nail drying
- Damage or burns to the skin with improper waxing
- Respiratory irritation from harsh chemicals in the air
- Slip and falls from wet or oily floors
Injuries, illnesses, and infections can occur during salon treatments such as massages, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, eyebrow threading, waxing, laser treatments, and more. A trip to the local beauty salon can quickly go south if the establishment disobeys safety and health regulations. If you think a Fort Lauderdale salon’s negligence caused your recent harms, seek help from an attorney. Salon-related injuries are more common than you might think and have resulted in hundreds of lawsuits over the years.
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Suing for Your Nail Salon Injury
Most trips to the nail salon do not result in injuries that are traumatic enough to require a lawsuit. Some, however, can lead to problems such as bad burns, permanent hair loss, scarring, and deep lacerations. Over time, a customer may receive a diagnosis for a very serious infection or condition that he/she traces back to a manicure or pedicure. These injuries can be extremely damaging physically, emotionally, and financially. Whether you are immediately aware of your injuries or it takes time to realize how you sustained them, work fast to retain an attorney. Going up against a negligent salon in Fort Lauderdale can be difficult depending on the circumstances.
Salon tools, equipment, staff members, premises conditions, and sanitation practices can all cause customer injuries. When you trust your body and health to a salon, injury and infection shouldn’t be the result. In cases that trace back to staff member or salon negligence, injured parties may be eligible for compensation. A personal injury lawsuit can lead to recovery for economic and non-economic damages. If you believe a salon’s nail treatment, waxing, or laser treatment harmed you, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik want to help you prove these types of claims.
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