Although it may at first sound trivial, hairdressing accidents are more common and more serious than most people would expect. The chemicals used for bleaching, colouring, perming and straightening hair are all strong and can cause chemical burns to the skin or scalp if used incorrectly.
If you have been suffered personal injury or other trauma due to a hairdressing accident and you feel they have been negligent then contact a personal injury solicitor on FREEPHONE 0800 731 7923 or you can fill in the claim form or e-mail us using ku.oc.sroticilossmialc@smialc
Hair accidents - ClaimsSolicitors' hair lawyers can help:
Hair accidents happen more frequently and can be more serious than many people think... hair disasters don't just involve the hair itself either. You may be able to make a claim for injury to the scalp or skin caused by a hairdresser's negligence with the help of a hair lawyer.
Hairdressing in the UK is an unregulated profession. Anyone can call themselves a hairdresser or set up a hairdressing business. There is a voluntary registration scheme, but only 10,000 of the estimated 130,000 hairdressers are members.
Strong chemicals are used for techniques such as bleaching, colouring, straightening and perming, so in a salon there's a lot of potential for hair accidents to occur.
When you go to a hairdresser you expect that you can trust their expertise, but sometimes that trust is broken when the hairdresser fails to perform skin or hair strand tests before colouring for example, or displays poor skill or concentration - leaving clients with unacceptable hair disasters. Many people don't realise there is potential to receive hairdresser compensation with the assistance of specialist hair lawyers.
So what can lead to a claim for hairdresser compensation?
Burns are amongst the most common hair accidents - chemical, electrical or heat burns are not only painful, but can cause damage to eyes, ears and hair or serious scarring and disfigurement to skin. In worst cases an allergic reaction or even anaphylactic shock can occur. Hairdresser compensation may be sought to pay for cosmetic correction. or psychologist therapy.
Poor application of chemicals is a particularly common cause of hair disasters and can result in painful burns, sores, abnormal skin pigmentation and hair condition deterioration - plus extreme hair damage such as breakage or loss. The wrong strength of product, leaving on a product for too long, or direct application to the skin are common causes of hair disasters.
How can we help?
Recruiting a hair lawyer to fight for hairdresser compensation can however help you to make a claim for compensation for the pain and trauma resulting from hair disasters. ClaimsSolicitors have a wealth of experience in many types of personal injury claim and have a dedicated team of hair lawyers dealing with hairdresser compensation claims.
If you have hairdressing related injuries please contact our hair lawyers who can help you receive the hairdresser compensation to which you may be entitled. To speak to one of our hair lawyers' call FREEPHONE 0800 731 7923 or you can fill in the claim form or e-mail us using ku.oc.sroticilossmialc@smialc
Claims Solicitors' hairdressing accident case study:
A trip to the hairdressers proved disastrous for Miss C when she suffered bad burns to her scalp following negligent use of hair straightening chemicals. She came to ClaimsSolicitors for help when the salon manager refused to accept her complaint. The severity of her burns and the pain she suffered were initially so severe that with our help she received £4,000 in compensation.
About Claims Solicitors:
Established in 1998, ClaimsSolicitors is the online division of Davies and Company, is a specialist firm of personal injury solicitors. The firm is a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Solicitors), MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society), and PEOPIL (Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers), and is on the Solicitors Regulation Authority Personal Injury Panel.