It seems like barbers are more in demand than ever before nowadays, as men spend more time and money on personal care and grooming. Whether you’re cutting hair, carrying out a beard shape or trim or your customer wants a hot towel shave experience, you’re definitely going to be kept busy if you work as a barber. It isn’t a job without its hazards though, working in an environment with razors, scissors and other equipment that has the potential to cause injury.
There is some good news though; if you’ve been involved in an accident at work that was somebody else’s fault, claiming barber injury compensation could be an option. It’s best to choose a law firm which offers a 100% no win, no fee service – Accident Advice Helpline has you covered.
Common barber injuries
Barbers work with scissors, razors, trimmers and a host of other tools to help them trim, shape and style hair and facial hair. So it should come as no surprise to learn that lacerations are amongst the most common injuries we’ve handled barber injury compensation claims for. A faulty razor or pair of scissors could cause serious lacerations, whilst a trimmer or hair dryer could give you an electric shock or burns if it explodes or sparks during use.
There’s also the risk of chemical burns or skin conditions (such as dermatitis) from working with chemicals such as peroxide – you should always wear gloves and your employer needs to ensure that these are available for you to use. Other accidents which could leave you injured at work include slips, trips and falls – for example if somebody has spilled peroxide or shampoo on the floor and failed to clean it up, you could slip and suffer serious injuries. Or perhaps you’ve tripped over a trimmer or hair dryer cable and hit your head on the basin as you fell, suffering concussion or even a brain injury. Whatever has happened, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident.
Returning to work
If you’ve taken time off work after your accident, you might find yourself suffering financially, and making a personal injury claim could help to ease some of the pressure. If your claim is successful, you’ll receive a settlement which could help to cover those household bills until you’re ready to return to work. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out today if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton