Hair injury claim
A beauty treatment can sometimes take the wrong turn and cause allergic reactions, burns, over bleached hair or even hair loss. This can happen either because of the products used, strong chemicals that are always present in hair treatments, because of the lack of experience of the hair stylist or as the result of a mistake. Either way, you are entitled to make a hair injury claim. The amount you receive should cover much more than your medical recovery expenses. It should also cover the psychological damage and the larger financial impact that a hair injury can have on your life. If the injury is extensive and you stay at home until it is healed, the compensation should also cover the wages you would receive over that period of time.
Types of hair injuries
A hair injury claim can be done over a whole array of injuries. Some of the most common are:
- Chemical burns, that can result into blistering, dermatitis and baldness. That can happen because of:
- products that are expired, not properly tested for allergies or badly prepared
- products that are not applied correctly or not removed in time
- Burns caused by straightening irons or curling tongues
- Depression and psychological damage
Hair injuries can cause scarring and temporary or permanent baldness, and because of the impact on the victim’s looks and appearance, often also cause psychological damage.
Why do hairdressing accidents happen?
The amounts of chemicals used in hair treatments make it impossible for accidents not to happen once in a while. In order to change the hair’s color, to curl it or straighten it, strong chemicals are necessary, making the smallest mistake of the hairdresser to lead to a horrible injury to the hair or skin.
Another thing that is often ignored by hairdressers is making proper patch tests, making sure they avoid as much as possible any allergic reactions. As they are often in a hurry to get to their next client, they skip carrying out the tests. Their experience is enough most of the time, but there are always exceptions to the rule that can turn into a personal disaster.
Can you make a hair injury claim?
Have you suffered a hair injury as a result of an accident that was not out of your own fault, sometime in the past three years? If yes, you can make a hair injury claim right away and get what’s rightfully yours. If you’re having second thoughts about it and don’t know what the implications of a lawsuit would be, call Accident Advice Helpline, 0800 689 0500. Our advisors are available 24/7 to answer your questions and give you tips about the best way to handle your hair injury claim.
You can also make an assessment of your case with our 30-second-calculator, which is the fastest, easiest way to see if you qualify to make a claim and to get an estimate on the compensation you will receive. Provided your accident occurred within the last 3 years and was the result of somebody else’s fault, you should qualify for compensation.