Beauty Salon Injury In Buffalo, New York

Beauty Salon Injury

With Over Twenty Years of Experience, Jed Dietrich, Esq. of Buffalo, New York, Is Determined to Represent Individuals throughout New York State and Beyond Who Have Been Injured as a Result of Beauty Salon Injuries.

Beauty Salon Injury Life is full of stress. The daily pressures of home, work, and even school deadlines can often be overwhelming. In times such as these, many individuals seek out beauty salons, spas, or nail salons as a source of some much-needed rest and relaxation. But beauty salons are not without potential dangers and health hazards. While many are licensed and staffed by competent employees, some beauty salons that are inattentive to the safety regulations and health requirements expected of them in New York State. In such instances, the business can pose a danger to both its customers and its employees.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, is well acquainted with the often calamitous effects of personal injury. He has represented countless clients over the years, attaining over $175,000,000 in successful wins for his personal injury clients. If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured in a beauty salon in Buffalo, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Types of Beauty Salon Injuries

Most individuals who frequent beauty salons would be surprised to learn just how precarious the establishments can be. There are health hazards related to poor cleanliness and physical injuries that might result from careless employees. A recent Fox news article on common beauty salon injuries listed the following as the most prevalent causes of harm:

  1. Damage from curling irons, body waxing, hair chemicals, and products, as well as other heat sources that can lead to severe burns. While some burns are relatively minor, if the burn is harsh enough it could require medical attention;

  2. Allergic reactions from chemicals and hair products. As with burns, if an allergic reaction is serious enough, an individual might require immediate medical care;

  3. Deep or minor cuts from hair clippers, nail tools, and scissors can cause damage to the fingers, ears, neck, or scalp; and

  4. A customer might even suffer a slip and fall on wet surfaces. With beauty salon floors covered in cut hair, dirt fragments, and possibly water or spilled beauty products, there are countless slip and fall hazards.

A beauty salon injury is not limited to its customers. Employees are equally at risk for long term personal injury, which can include developing lung or reproductive issues as a result of the chemicals they inhale on a daily basis. According to a report from the Times, “cosmetologists have higher rates of the cancer multiple myeloma, low-birth-weight babies, and death from Hodgkin’s disease.” In response to the outpouring of reports from beauty salon and nail salon workers claiming adverse health effects as a result of their jobs, New York State called for more significant safety measures to be put in place to protect these employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website has an overview of dangerous chemicals that pose a threat to the health of individuals in the workplace.



Determining Liability

In New York State, it is a legal requirement that any specialists in beauty salons or spas hold a valid license. This license needs to be displayed in a visible location inside of the business. If it is not, then that business has no legal right to be servicing the public. The danger of an unlicensed business is that there is no guarantee that they are following the specific rules and regulations required of a beauty salon or spa. A complaint regarding an unlicensed business can be made with the New York Department of State, either by calling (212) 417-5747 or by visiting their website.

Beauty salons are also required to follow specific safety guidelines, such as using gloves, properly disinfecting all tools, tables, and surfaces, and ensuring the general maintenance and upkeep of the establishment. In the event that an employee or client of a beauty salon sustains an injury such as those listed in the previous section, or any other injury that occurred because of negligence on the part of an employee or owner, the injured party has a right to take legal action against the business or individual responsible.

With over twenty years of experience as a personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is someone in whom you can place your trust. He and his team of top rated lawyers will fight on your behalf to obtain satisfaction in your beauty salon injury case. If you are in need of representation, call our offices today at (716) 839-3939 or contact us online, and we will answer any questions you might have.

Avoiding Injury

Beauty Salon Injuries With so many beauty salons today competing for customers, it can be hard to know which business to trust. Every beauty salon is trying to attract attention so as to expand their revenue, but only a percentage of those are legitimate and trustworthy businesses. Here are a few tips to help you determine the safest and most reliable beauty salons on the market:

  1. Do research ahead of time: Reading online reviews or asking friends or coworkers for their recommendations can help you to find a reliable and reputable beauty salon. The New York Department of State website includes a resource page to help determine whether or not a beauty salon is licensed and safe to visit;

  2. Pay attention: Practice awareness by paying attention to what your stylist is doing. Distracting them by talking or asking questions can lead to mistakes that might injure you – or result in a disastrous haircut; and

  3. Keep movements to a minimum: Remember, a hairstylist is holding very sharp blades and strong chemicals in close proximity to your body. Sudden movements could inadvertently cause a stylist to injure you.

Sometimes, an injury is unavoidable. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we understand the life-changing effects of personal injury. An accident at a beauty salon can permanently alter your way of life. As such, the importance of finding the right representative for your personal injury case cannot be overstated. Our team of top personal injury attorneys is more than capable of representing you. Please call us today at (716) 839-3939 or contact us online for your consultation.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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