A less common type of compensation claim in Thursford is what we call a “hair injury claim”. A hair injury refers to any type of damage to somebody’s hair or scalp, which can happen, for example, in a beauty salon.
Unfortunately, many of the people who work in hair styling don’t have proper training, which can sometimes result in dramatic injuries.
What makes an injury dramatic
The head is a very important part of our bodies, as it affects our whole image. The health of the skin on our face, the whiteness and health of our teeth, the shine of our hair, its shape, its color – these are all important contributors to the overall image we present to the world. A hair treatment that went bad, which resulted in totally damaged hair that had to be completely removed is what we would call a dramatic situation.
This can have devastating effects especially on women, whose image is more important than men’s, in our society. It can even affect their work. If they have a job which implies contact with clients, meetings with business partners or any other type of job which requires a professional presentation and attire, they might have to take time off or to wear a wig. Either way, this can result in very strong feelings of shame and in self esteem problems.
Things that are taken into account in a compensation claim in Thursford
Compensation claims generally focus on the actual expenses which an accident generates, on the actual costs like medical expenses or lost wages. However, the value of a hair injury claim will be higher if the victim was a woman than if it was a man.
Emotional and psychological factors are also taken into account, whenever a personal injury claim is assessed. These are important effects that influence the quality of life of the claimant, so they are carefully investigated and included in the final decision.
Talk to a specialist
If you have suffered a hair injury and are thinking about making a compensation claim in Thursford, but feel like you need some more information about it, you should call Accident Advice Helpline.
This is exactly the purpose of our helpline: to provide information and answers related to personal injury claims. You can call us for free at 0800 689 0500 or at 0333 500 0993, from your mobile.
If you would like to see beforehand an estimate of the value of your claim, you can try using our 30 second calculator. After taking 30 seconds to answer its four questions, you will instantly receive an estimate of the value you can expect to receive.
However, remember that in the case of hair injury claims, the psychological factors might be more important than the physical ones. As we all know, hair always grows back.
Date Published: 25th August 2013