For many people, their hair is an extremely important part of our identity and nobody wants to be left asking themselves ‘can I sue my hairdresser?’. It is rare, but in unusual circumstances, a negligent hairdresser or barber can cause serious injury to a client.
Appearance is becoming increasingly more important to us and as a result, more hair and beauty salons are emerging in the UK. Naturally, people go to salons to indulge in the pampering involved with hair and beauty treatments, so what happens when you leave looking and feeling undeniably worse?
Negligent hairdressers can cause a wide variety of issues, such as a burnt and blistered scalp, baldness, cuts or lacerations from unfocused work involving scissors, rashes and brittle hair, but the psychological effects can also have a significant negative impact. A butchered hair-do could cause you to feel robbed of self-confidence and trust, in some cases leaving you extremely reluctant to leave the house.
You do not have to silently suffer the consequences alone, Carter Law are here to help. Hairdressing related injuries are no different to personal injuries and should be handled like so.
Hairdressing Compensation Claims
There are two major types of claims which can be made against hairdressers.
- Pain and suffering for scalp injuries and hair loss
This includes both the physical and mental negative impact, such as lack of self-esteem and a blistered scalp.
- Financial loss and expenses involved
In situations where you have had to take time off work or pay for expensive hair and scalp repair treatments, you may be entitled to a larger compensation payout.
How do I Claim Against my Hairdresser
You must first undergo a medical examination in order to determine the nature of the damage involved and keep a record of this. It is also vital to remember the name of the salon and the stylist you visited, as well as finding out what products were used if you believe it was a certain chemical that caused the damage.
Photographs of your hair before and after should also be included in an effort to illustrate the differences. A diary and record of any further suffering experienced should be kept in order to help support your claim.
Our personal injury solicitors will be able to assess the likelihood of your claim being successful, and the more material that can be provided to support your claim, then the higher the chances of success.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect from a Hairdressing Claim
The rate of compensation can differ widely depending on the extent of the injury. Carter Law can advise you along every step of the way on exactly what rate of compensation you may be awarded.
If you worked in an industry such as modelling where your physical appearance is essential to the role, you may have had to miss work for an extended period of time, or perhaps be forced to resign. In cases like this, you would be eligible to a higher payout due to loss of earnings.
If specialist treatments or cosmetic surgeries are required to reverse the damaged caused by your hairdresser’s negligence, then these costs can also be recovered through compensation.
Contact to Discuss Claiming Compensation from a Hair Dresser
If you have been a victim of hairdresser negligence, contact Carter Law today to speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation, and we can offer expert guidance on how to go about the matter. We work on a no-win no-fee basis, ensuring peace of mind when it comes to financial concerns.