Bakewell’s picturesque landscapes and quaint historic buildings make it the ideal place to live, particularly for anyone who enjoys village life, but if you are a Bakewell resident who is the victim of an injury suffered whilst visiting a hairdresser, life can be somewhat marred.
Suffering from cuts, chemical burns, or an extreme allergic reaction can be life changing, and if you are also left with significant changes to your appearance, your confidence can suffer too.
Many people are unaware that hairdressers do not require any formal qualifications or specific training to pursue this particular career. This means that you could be receiving treatments involving highly hazardous substances from people with minimal, or no, training.
The most common types of hair styling injuries include:
- Chemical burns from hair dyes
- Baldness after a reaction to a hair product
- Burns from equipment, such as curling tongs
- Dermatitis and other allergic reactions
- Cuts after a hairdresser has slipped with scissors or a razor
Although there are no strict guidelines with regards to training, clients should be able to expect a certain level of expertise when receiving any hair treatment.
There is a particular law concerning the use of specific hair dyes and substances used by hairdressers. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) states that certain chemicals, such as those found in perming solutions, must be stored, used and disposed of in a specific manner.
If you are due to receive any hairdressing treatment that requires the use of chemicals, or indeed any product that you have not used before, the hairdresser should perform a patch test at least 24 hours before you receive the treatment. The hairdresser conducting the treatment should also ascertain whether or not you have any existing allergies.
If you have suffered any injuries due to a treatment you have received, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Where will I find solicitors in Bakewell?
Hairdressing claims will be processed using the particulars of personal injury law, which is an extremely specific area of law. You may find it difficult to locate adequately experienced personal injury solicitors in Bakewell, which is why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our legal team have over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims and can help to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Shouldn’t I be using local solicitors in Bakewell?
Local is not always best, and if you want the best chance of success when making a claim, Accident Advice Helpline is the team you need. Most claims can be processed over the phone and our clients can take advantage of our no win no fee claims system, which means that if your claim is not successful, you will not pay fees to your solicitor.
Call us today and find out how simple it can be to make a hairdressing injury claim.
Get the help you need by calling our 24/7 helpline free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown