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Hairdresser Injury Claims

Talk to us about your hairdresser injury compensation claim today.

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Professional hair dressers are expected to be properly trained and provide your care in a professional and caring manner. However, that doesn’t always happen. If you have suffered an injury in a hair salon, Truth Legal Personal Injury solicitors are here to assist you in gaining compensation for a hair dressser injury.

How Accidents Happen

For many people, going to the hairdressers is something to be enjoyed – a way to treat yourself, the beginning of a new style, or preparation for a happy occasion. Others may regard a trip to the hairdresser or barber as a routine activity, something done every few months. Whichever way you view a hairdresser’s appointment, danger is probably not something you associate with it. So when an injury occurs due to mistakes or carelessness by your hairdresser, it can be a shocking and distressing experience.

Accidents can happen whilst having your hair cut or treated and can, unfortunately, lead to significant injuries. Some examples are:

  • Burns from tongs or hair straighteners.
  • Cuts and other injuries from scissors or razors.
  • Chemical ‘burns’ from hair products.
  • Damage to your hair or skin from treatments.
  • Allergic reactions.

If you have suffered harm as a result of a hairdressing accident, you may be able to recover compensation. Making a claim can help to reduce the negative impact of your injuries by potentially providing restorative treatment and, as far as possible, making amends for the injustice of being injured.

Hairdresser Injury Claims FAQs

How can I make a compensation claim against my hairdresser?2023-01-18T13:33:23+00:00

Whilst a hairdresser is serving you, they owe you a duty of care. This is similar to how a doctor or a dentist must not cause harm whilst you are under their care. This means if your hairdresser is careless or does not meet the standard of care that someone would normally expect, they could be held to have been negligent. If your hairdresser has been negligent, and you have been injured as a result then this will be the basis of your compensation claim against them.

Examples of how a hairdresser could act negligently include:

  • Failing to check if you are allergic to a hair product.
  • Over-applying or incorrectly preparing chemical products.
  • Cutting you with scissors or a razor.
  • In any way damaging your hair or skin.

Tripping or slipping over in a hairdressers would mean a slightly different kind of personal injury claim. Have a look at our page on trip and slip claims for more information.

When making a personal injury claim, you must prove you have suffered your injuries and losses, as well as establishing that the party you are claiming from is responsible for them. Collecting evidence, as soon as possible, to prove these points can greatly improve your chances of a successful claim. For hairdresser claims, important evidence could include:

  • Details of the hairdresser and the date and time of your appointment.
  • Details of the hairdresser’s actions, such as what preparations they undertook, what products were applied, what was said etc.
  • Photographs of your hair before and after the accident.
  • Details of any witnesses to your accident.

This may sound overwhelming, but Truth Legal’s expert solicitors will guide and support you throughout your claim. We have extensive experience of building successful personal injury compensation claims. Our advice and effective handling of your claim will ensure your claim is as easy as possible.

What can I include in my hairdressing accident claim?2023-01-18T13:34:32+00:00

Besides your injuries, you can claim for losses which you have suffered as a consequence of the accident or injury. Common types of loss include:

  • Travel expenses – such as for journeys to medical appointments, treatment sessions, your GP, or the hospital.
  • Care and assistance – if friends or family had to help you due to your injuries.
  • Loss of earnings – from time taken off work.
  • Medical expenses and treatment costs.

However, your injuries will often be the greatest harm or loss you have suffered in the accident. Many factors are looked at when determining how much compensation should be awarded for your injury. These include:

  • The pain and discomfort you have experienced.
  • The duration of your symptoms.
  • How your injuries have affected your life.
  • The extent of treatment and/or medication you required (or continue to require).
  • Whether you have suffered multiple injuries.
How long do I have to make a hairdresser injury claim?2023-01-18T13:35:23+00:00

The law imposes time limits on personal injury claims. If too much time has elapsed from your accident, you may be prevented from making a claim.

In general, the time limit means you have 3 years from the date of your accident in which to either settle your claim or begin court proceedings, unless you are under 18 or have been incapacitated.

This time can quickly run out. If you are thinking of bringing a claim after a hairdressing accident, or you are worried matters have been left for too long, contact us as soon as possible so we can advise you on your position.

Some other rules can change the time limit which may apply in your case. So even if you believe you have missed the deadline, it is worth speaking to us to see if anything can be done.

Make your hairdresser injury compensation claim with Truth Legal

For any claim, it is important to instruct a firm of solicitors who specialise in the type of claim you are making. At Truth Legal, our specialist personal injury solicitors will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve. We pride ourselves on delivering an ethical, honest, and efficient service. Meet our team of friendly and experienced solicitors.

If you have already started a claim with another firm, you are entitled to change or switch solicitors if you wish. Perhaps your current representatives lack specialist experience, provide you with poor communication, or do not give your case the attention it deserves. There could be many reasons behind poor service but none of them are excusable. If this sounds like your situation, then you should seriously consider switching or changing solicitors to Truth Legal.

We are based in Harrogate with offices in Hull and Leeds and we have a presence in York, Manchester, and London. We are more than willing to sit down with you for a free, no-obligation consultation and to discuss any ways in which we can help you. Or, we can arrange a telephone consultation with you – whichever you prefer.

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