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Personal Injury at the Beauty Spa

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The beauty spa is the place you go to relax; to visit your beautician and really pamper yourself with a special treatment such as a manicure or a pedicure. Your beautician has a duty of care to ensure that your health and safety are never put at risk. Because procedures such as manicures and pedicures involve contact with the skin and nails, infection control practices must be observed in the beauty spa environment.

The pain, frustration and trauma of personal injury are not something ordinarily associated with a beauty spa. However when a beautician does not adhere to the strict regulations required in the State of New York, you may be at risk of developing an infection. And it certainly does happen.

What are the symptoms or infection following a beauty treatment?

The symptoms are varied and should always be diagnosed by a qualified physician. Things to watch out for include;

  • Redness at the site of the treatment
  • Feeling of hot/cold chills
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea

These may be experienced to varying degrees. Consult your physician or head to the Emergency Room if feel uncomfortable or are concerned for your health.

If you do develop an infection following a manicure or pedicure, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer without delay. While you may have a ‘close’ relationship with your beautician, you are owed a professional duty of care by the spa you frequent. The right to seek compensation for damages caused by personal injury by your beautician or the spa itself is something that is always worth pursuing.

Never underestimate the worth of your health and well-being.

What is Personal Injury?

The laws of the state New York consider a personal injury to consist of a person enduring either one or all of the following;

  • Physical injury such as an infection or cuts to the skin.
  • Emotionally injury such as emotional suffering caused by a traumatic event.
  • Damage to a person’s property such as cell phone or clothing.

How does Personal Injury Arise?

In New York, the legal system provides for individuals to receive compensation for personal injury caused by the actions of another person where those actions were;

  • Intentional
  • Careless or reckless or negligent

What can I be compensated for?

If you have suffered personal injury due to the intentional, reckless conduct of your beautician, you may be able to make a claim for compensation to cover any medical expenses related to the injury. You may also seek compensation for;

  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to personal property.

A New York personal injury attorney can take a look at your case and assess the viability of a claim by you for compensation.

At Cohen & Jaffe you we take personal injury very seriously. Contact us to arrange a free initial consult. Every case is unique. We will assess your individual circumstances and give you prompt advice, ensuring you get a compensation claim up and running as soon as possible.

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