Have you been the victim of a negligent acrylic nails procedure? Claims National is an expert on the procedures for cosmetic and beauty enhancements and can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a claim for compensation.
Acrylic nail procedures are very popular and often have desirable results. However, an inexperienced beautician or poor aftercare can cause you many issues with your procedure. You may find that you suffer with:
- Reactions to the chemicals used which could cause severe reactions in the eyes, nose and throat or aggravate asthma
- Damage to the cuticle which could allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream causing fungal infections
- Possibility of developing an infection under your acrylic nails
- Damage to nail bed during procedure
- Allergic reaction to polymer in the chemicals used
- Infection due to injuring nail causing the natural nail to lift from nail bed
- Redness or swelling on nail bed
If you have been a victim of someone else’s professional negligence then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.
24 hr Claims Helpline 0808 168 5385
Acrylic nail extensions are continuously increasing in popularity, and to meet the demand for this treatment, nail bars have been opened on every high street and main road, as well as mobile nail technicians and beauty salons offering their services, too. Acrylic nails are the most common beauty treatments, are more often than not performed to the standards and expectations of the client. However, due to the high demand for acrylic nail treatments, the standards of the technicians carrying out these procedures, has been noted to have slipped. Unqualified nail technicians can cause severe problems, putting your health at risk. The products used in acrylic nail treatment can be extremely dangerous, due to their potency, causing severe burns and reactions if handled inappropriately.
Acrylic nail treatment has its own series of risks and side effects that could occur, especially if you have an allergy to any of the substances being used on your nails. As part of your beautician’s duty of care, a patch test should be carried out at least 24 hours before your treatment, to reveal whether you are at risk of having an allergic reaction. You must also be warned about the risks and side effects associated with the acrylic nail treatment, before you decide upon undergoing the treatment.
As a beautician, it is amongst your duty of care to ensure that the treatment you are performing is practiced to the best of your ability, following all health and safety regulations, and following the correct method of treatment. It is significant that you take into consideration all medical conditions your client has, as to prevent any injuries and/or infections occurring as a result of your negligence.
As with all cosmetic and beauty compensation claims, you must be able to prove that your injuries/problems have occurred as a result of your beautician’s negligence and there must be sufficient evidence of this. If you have obtained some form of injury, it is significant that you seek medical attention straight away, not just for the benefit of your health, but for the benefit of your case, too. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your case, and all factors, such as; extent of your injuries, pain and suffering, time off work, loss of earnings, further treatment, and medical attention, will all be taken into consideration when deciding upon the compensation sum you receive.