Have You Suffered A Chemical Burn Injury At A Salon?

When you go to a salon, you’re expecting a safe, positive experience. You trust that the employees and practitioners know what they’re doing. Getting burned by harsh chemicals is probably the last thing on your mind.

Tragically, chemical burns happen, and they often result from negligence. If you’ve suffered the misfortune of a chemical burn resulting from salon services, contact me, lawyer Maria Alaimo. I’m a personal injury attorney in the Fort Myers area. I can help you seek financial recovery for the harm you have suffered.

What Is A Chemical Burn Injury At A Salon?

In the context of a personal injury claim, a chemical burn injury results from improper handling or application of a dangerous substance. While some chemical injuries may result from an allergic reaction, only those involving negligence can be grounds for legal action.

Common Causes Of Chemical Burn Injuries In Salons

Chemical burns in beauty salons often involve:

  • Chemical peels
  • Hair treatments such as bleach, relaxants and coloring products
  • Adhesives for eyelashes and nails
  • Acid, formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals at nail salons or waxing salons

There are detailed safety standards for working with these kinds of chemicals. Salons are responsible for complying with those standards for the safety of their workers and patrons.

Understanding The Severity Of Chemical Burns

Chemical burns range in severity from localized skin irritation to permanent tissue and nerve damage. More severe cases can require skin grafts and result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. The worst cases can even prove fatal.

Preventing Chemical Burn Injuries In Salons

As a salon patron, you can reduce your risk of injury by:

  • Only choosing reputable, licensed salons
  • Making sure that the cosmetologist is properly trained and licensed
  • Understanding the risks of procedures and the chemicals involved

Never go through with a salon service or procedure that you aren’t totally comfortable with. If you witness careless or unhygienic practices, steer clear and consider reporting what you’ve seen to the Florida Department of Health or the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Legal Rights And Claims In Chemical Burn Injury Cases

If your chemical burn resulted from the negligence of a salon owner, manager or employee, you may have grounds for a salon injury claim. You can seek compensation for the harm you’ve suffered, both physical and emotional.

Get The Skilled Legal Help You Deserve

If you’ve suffered a chemical burn injury at a salon, contact me at the Law Office of Maria R. Alaimo, LLC. I can help you explore your legal options from a place of compassion and care. Call 239-387-0280 for a free consultation.