Have you been the victim of a personal injury due to professional negligence in a hair salon? Claims National is a cosmetic and beauty specialist who can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a compensation claim against the negligent hair salon.
Many people visit hairdressers on a regular basis and most of the time it is straightforward and enjoyable. Most people want to come out of the hair salon feeling glamorous and pampered. Unfortunately, sometimes it does not go according to plan. Hairdresser injuries can include anything from hair loss and damage to scalp, through to allergic reaction to hair dye.
If you have been a victim of someone else’s professional negligence then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.
Most women say that they enjoy going to the hairdressers as they find that it is a calming, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Therefore, it can be extremely devastating to experience a negligent service, resulting in both physical and emotional trauma.
The most common causes of injuries and trauma in the hairdressers include; your hairdresser failing to conduct a patch test, or the stylist using an incorrect product for your hair type. As a result of negligent styling and hairdressing, you may experience hair loss, burns, blisters or allergic reactions. Additional to your initial injuries, damage to the hair can often lead to severe psychological conditions and injuries.
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Less serious injuries caused by negligent hairdressers include being cut with scissors, or chemicals such as dyes or bleach being used in a careless manner, causing the client’s scalp to become damaged and painful. Although minor, these types of injuries can still affect the client emotionally and physically and therefore, it may help to make a claim for compensation.
An example of a claim for compensation made against a negligent hairdresser, was when a client was given hair highlights at a salon without being tested for any sensitivity to the dye. The treatment resulted in an allergic reaction which caused blistering to the scalp for five weeks. With help from specialist solicitors, the client received £1,500 in compensation for her injuries.
Brief examples of a negligent hairdresser include;
- Inexperienced stylists mixing hair solutions to the wrong strength, or failing to remove chemical products from the client’s hair at the right time.
- Chemicals contained in hair products reacting badly with the skin or hair. All chemicals and products used on the hair should be tested on the client first in small dosages, in order to prevent the risk of injury. Allergic reactions to chemicals or products used on your hair can result in temporary or permanent baldness.
A large amount of hairdressing procedures are carried out prior to the client attending a special event, such as a wedding or a party. This can make the effects of a negligent procedure even more traumatic and distressing for the sufferer. Negligent hairdressing procedures can make the victims feel self conscious, embarrassed and can cause them to develop a low self esteem. Therefore, making a claim for compensation could help cover your pain and suffering, and any treatment that you may require to fix the damages done in your negligent hairdressing treatment.