Hurt At A Nail Salon?

Nail salons are supposed to be safe, hygienic spaces where you can treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure or other salon services. You have the right to expect that the services will be performed safely and competently. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

I’m attorney Maria Alaimo. At my Fort Myers legal practice – the Law Office of Maria R. Alaimo, LLC – I represent nail salon patrons who have suffered injuries. These cases are far more common than they should be. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I help Florida injury victims hold salons and wrongdoers accountable. I can help you pursue compensation for the harm you have suffered.

What Are Nail Salon Injuries?

Nail salon injuries refer to any type of injury you’ve suffered at a nail salon or as a result of nail salon services. Manicure infections, pedicure infections and other nail salon infections are among the most common. As a type of personal injury case, nail salon injury cases involve harm resulting from negligence – that is, failure to uphold a reasonable standard of care.

Common Types Of Nail Salon Injuries

Many types of injuries can result from negligence at nail salons. The most common include:

  • Nicks and cuts
  • Infections due to unsterilized tools, including fungal infections and staph infections
  • Hepatitis infections
  • Damage to the nail beds
  • Chemical burns

Nail salons often use harsh chemicals, and misuse of those chemicals can result in significant harm.

The Risks Associated With Nail Salon Injuries

While nail salon injuries may seem minor, they can still result in long-term harm. Infections are a major complication. Serious infections can become systemic and life-threatening. Additionally, you may suffer tremendous emotional distress and even post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the injury.

Preventing Nail Salon Injuries

Nail salons have a duty to provide safe, hygienic services. While that duty is on them, there are still steps you can take to protect yourself from a nail salon infection or injury. Start by:

  • Only going to reputable, licensed nail salons
  • Keeping a close eye on how services are performed
  • Carefully observing the salon environment to ensure that it’s safe and hygienic
  • Speaking up if you see something problematic

Awareness is a big part of staying safe. Educate yourself about the risks of specific services so you know what you’re getting into.

Legal Rights And Claims In Nail Salon Injuries

The legal system offers a path to justice and compensation for those harmed by beauty salons, including nail salons. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek accountability and compensation for all the ways the injury has impacted your life. You can also help prevent others from suffering the same harm.

Talk To A Nail Salon Injury Lawyer During A Free Consultation

I will listen to you and provide compassionate guidance on your legal options. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, please call me at 239-387-0280. You can also reach me through my website.