While in a spa one hopes to improve their well-being; not to hurt themselves.
Spas must maintain their facilities in a reasonably safe manner.
However, spa accidents can be caused by various reasons, either because an employee does not choose the right treatment to apply to a client, because they do not pay attention to the instructions and warnings of a product, and/or by not performing the requested treatment carefully and conscientiously, among others.
Sadly, these actions can have negative consequences on a normal visit to a spa or Casino.
If caution and knowledge are not the spa’s priorities, an injury from an accident is very likely to happen.
Main Types of Injuries In a Spa
Such accidents in spas can cause the following:
- Allergic reactions
- Bacterial infections
- Injury in the barbershop
- Violation of safety standards
- Chemical burns
- Cosmetic injuries
- Laser burns
- Scar injuries
What is My Claim Worth?
Have you been injured in an accident while in a spa?
Was it someone else’s fault?
If someone was negligent and their negligence led to your accident, you may be eligible for compensation.
However, many people wonder: how much is my personal injury case worth?
There are many factors that influence the value of your case.
The short answer to the question is that there is no specific monetary amount we can give you: each case is different.
However, we can tell you about some of the factors that an insurance company, judge, or jury will take into account when deciding on your compensation.
- The extent of your injury.
- The scope of non-economic damages. This includes mental anguish, pain, and suffering.
- The cost of actual damages. This refers to economic damages that are quantifiable, such as past and future medical expenses, as well as loss of income.
- Punitive damages.
Definition of punitive damages
What exactly are punitive damages?
In the state of California, punitive damages refer to additional damages that the court may consider in certain cases of personal injury.
The main purpose of these damages is to punish the person who was negligent.
These damages are not intended to necessarily compensate the victim.
There are certain situations in which punitive damages normally apply.
Usually, they only apply to cases where extreme negligence is shown.
If your case is a significant accident, you could obtain compensation for punitive damages through an agreement with the insurer’s negligent party by filing a claim for damages or through a verdict after filing a lawsuit.
Only a personal injury lawyer can tell you what your case is worth.
At the Avrek Law Firm, we need more information about your case in order to accurately determine your chances of getting compensation and to give you a rough estimate of what you can expect.
Avoid lawyers who simply give you figures based on little or no information.
There is no single table for all cases of this type.
You need a lawyer on your side to wait until you provide all the facts, in order to be able to offer you legal advice.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, these accidents in spas can have permanent harmful and potentially unwanted effects.
If you or a loved one has suffered an accident at the spa, please contact your local spa accident lawyers for a free, personal, confidential consultation.
You can call Avrek Law Firm or complete our online form.
Main causes of Injuries During Procedures At Spas
Chemical burns often occur when hazardous chemicals and uncertain techniques are used in a spa.
Strong acids, chemical bases, or different levels of toxicity are the main cause of chemical burns.
These types of dangerous chemicals can be found in hair dyes, straighteners, and bleaches that are used in any local spa.
The symptoms of a chemical burn can be potentially very serious and possibly life-threatening.
Spas in California are required to ensure that their clients will not suffer any chemical burns for beauty treatments.
Such harmful beauty treatments often occur by exposure to toxic chemicals from various beauty products.
Unfortunately, this can create bacterial infections, blisters, superficial burns, or tissue damage.
To be sure this does not happen, the spa must follow the safety instructions and precautions provided by the product manufacturers.
If meticulousness and caution are not the priorities of the spa, then it is very likely that there will be chemical burns and other type of injuries.
What To do After An Injury In a Spa
- Prioritize your health: If you suffered an injury that requires medical attention, seek medical help as soon as possible.
- Gather evidence: Obtain names and contact information of witnesses. Do not rely on the spa manager to obtain this information. If you are injured, ask someone else to help you get witness contact information. Take photos of the scene of your injuries, or ask others to take photos. Tell your version of the facts, be sure to provide your personal lawyer with your version of what happened. If you suspect the spa was aware of some kind of risk and did not inform you, let your attorney know. Keep a record of your injury in its damaged state with photos and any evidence you can gather, such as witness’s accounts. Do not try to argue with the spa manager after the accident unless you are absolutely sure that your mind is structurally sound and that you are in the right physical and emotional condition to be rational.
- Contact the spa manager: Once you feel calm enough, inform the spa manager of your injury as soon as possible and make sure they are aware of the situation.
- Contact an experienced injury lawyer: Consult an Avrek Law Firm lawyer if you have suffered serious injury; you should talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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