You might not put hairdresser up there with traditionally dangerous jobs, such as working in the construction industry, but there are still hazards lurking in hair salons that could lead to accidents, if you’re not careful. When you work as a hairdresser, you rely on the salon owners to ensure that your workplace is a safe environment, and if this isn’t the case, you could be left injured and considering making a claim for hairdresser injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise necessary to get you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured at work; we’ve been handling personal injury claims since 2000.
Common hairdresser injuries
Hairdressers could be injured in a variety of different ways, for example:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents – tripping over hair dryer or straightener cables, slipping on a wet floor or even a fall on icy steps outside the salon could lead to serious injuries and broken bones
- Electric shock from faulty appliances
- Burns from an exploding hair dryer or straighteners
- Chemical burns, skin conditions (such as dermatitis) or allergies from handling chemicals such as peroxide and perm solutions
- Lacerations from trimmers and hairdressing scissors
- Scalds from somebody spilling hot tea or coffee
You have a right to be safe whilst you’re at work and if your employer – the hair salon management, in this case – has failed to keep you safe then you could have a viable claim for hairdresser injury compensation. You might have escaped a tripping accident with a sprained ankle, cuts and bruises, or perhaps you have sustained a serious head injury after slipping on a wet floor in the salon and banging your head. Whatever has happened, there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer should be your priority once you are on the road to recovery.
Can you return to work?
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t return to your job after making a personal injury claim, provided you are well enough. Your employer will have liability insurance in place which pays out in the event of a claim by a member of staff, so there’s no need to feel bad about claiming compensation. If, on the other hand, you’re unable to return to work due to a life-changing injury, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you to get compensation for your loss of earnings in the future. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim and get more information on a no-obligation basis.