Visiting a hair salon is an experience to look forward to for many people. Whether you have a cut and blow dry, a colouring session or anything in between, it gives you the chance to be pampered for a short time and to come out with a hairstyle that looks amazing.
Very few customers will end up coming out with hair salon injuries. However there is a slim chance something could potentially go wrong while you visit a salon. For example you might find you have to sit under the hair dryer/heater and you receive a burn from doing so.
Perhaps the adjustable chair you are sitting on has reached the end of its life and is unsafe to use and collapses underneath you. Maybe the hair colour they are using is not tested on you as it should be, and it burns your skin or invokes another reaction of some kind.
How serious can hair salon injuries be?
For the most part, these injuries will be fairly minor, but of course you never know what could happen. Hair salons usually have tiled floors for ease of cleaning. If it has recently been mopped just before you walk in to have your hair done, you could end up slipping over on it, falling over backwards and cracking your head on the tiles.
This is an extreme example of what could go wrong to land you with injuries in a hair salon. But it does also show how important it is for everyone who works in the salon to have a great understanding of health and safety issues at all times.
What can you do?
If you have been injured in a hair salon and those injuries happened within the last three-year period, it is well worth getting professional legal advice on whether or not you could claim compensation. You never know unless you try, and it could be a good way to get an outcome that might surprise you.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether we can give you the support and advice you need. If you can make a compensation claim we may be able to support you on a no win, no fee* basis. Let us explain it all to you so you know what to expect from us now.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead