Everybody enjoys to be pampered, and everybody looks forward to the new look an experienced and professional hairdresser or barber can provide them with. The beauty industry has grown considerably in the past decades, and for good reason. Unfortunately, however, things don’t always go according to plan – in fact, some serious health and emotional issues can result if the barber or hair dresser makes a serious mistake.
People are becoming more aware of hair damage – as they should. If ever you have been a victim of hair damage, then this one’s for you: here are quick facts on hair damage compensation claims you should know about.
How hair damage occurs
Hair damage is a broad term that also includes the scalp and other areas that were treated during the procedure. Hair or scalp damage occurs in the following ways:
- The procedure results in unwanted balding or prevention of hair growth
- Burnt or irritated scalp due to chemicals or other treatments
- Scalp dermatitis
- Brittle hair
When you can make a claim
Not everyone can make a claim when things go wrong; the person treating you or performing the procedure must be considered ‘legally at fault.’ This happens mostly in the following cases:
- Hair damage (for example, catching fire) due to the handling of the wrong tools, or following the wrong procedure
- Hair damage due to the negligence of the person performing the procedure
- Hair damage due to criminal actions
Compensation you can claim
Those who have reason to make hair damage claims can do so by seeking two kinds of compensation. These are:
- Pain and suffering due to the injury – this will be established by experts in the medical field and other reports
- Financial losses and expenses – examples of these are additional required treatments, medical expenses, loss of income, and so on.
Consulting your solicitor
You should consult a solicitor that specialises in personal injury, and they will be able to advise you on which steps to take and what documentation to gather. Most solicitors in this field of expertise work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning there are no initial fees.
What to do
First of all, seek medical help. Secondly, have all the details of the incident documented, and present this to your solicitor.
It’s important that you consult a solicitor and see if you can claim compensation for hair damage for two reasons. Firstly, it’s essential that you yourself are helped and compensated for the damage you have sustained. Secondly, it’s important that the person or business responsible for the damages is held responsible, and they are prevented from claiming more potential victims in the future. If you are or have been a victim, then consult a solicitor – for everybody’s sake.
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