If you have ever gone to the hair salon and exited with a hairstyle that you were not expecting, you may have been disappointed and vow never to return to that stylist again. In the case of a bad cut, you probably do not have any grounds for making a compensation claim for personal injury. But you would have grounds if you suffered an injury while getting your hair cut or styled.
The hair industry is largely unregulated, and there is a high potential for injury to occur in the salon since strong chemicals, heated equipment, scissors, and other potentially dangerous objects are used. You can make a claim for hair damage compensation, but bear in mind the following issues.
- Need for Reasonable Care
Anyone who runs a business serving the public is obligated to exercise reasonable care when carrying out their business, in order to protect the health and safety of their customers or visitors. A hair stylist must carry out hair procedures in a competent manner, and they must carry out treatments to a standard that you would expect from another professional with similar experience. When making a claim for compensation you and your personal injury lawyer would look at whether the stylist used this reasonable care and attention when carrying out your hair treatment.
- Compensation Amount Varies
The amount of compensation you can get from hair damage claims varies depending on how long it takes hair to grow back, and on the severity of the injury. You may be able to claim for loss of earnings, or for loss of enjoyment if you were unable to attend a specific event or if you were unable to work.
- Compensation and Skin Tests
You may also be able to make a claim for compensation if the stylist did not do a correctly administered skin patch test before they started the treatment. They may have also not carried out hair strand tests.
- Claims for Faulty Equipment
Other claims can be based on the fact that equipment used in the procedure was faulty or had not been adequately tested for safety. If a piece of equipment causes an injury because of malfunction, this could be grounds for a claim.
- Making a Claim without Risk
You can make a claim without worrying about the financial cost of the outcome when you enter into a no-win-no-fee deal. Claims for hair damage compensation are important for you in order to reclaim lost earnings or to compensate for physical and mental injuries, and they are also important in a wider sense as they prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
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