While the only thing you should be concerned about when you go to the hair salon is whether you look good at the end of your appointment, unfortunately things can go wrong with a cut, colour or hair treatment, and you could end up suffering. Hair damage claims are on the rise, and it is relatively common to be injured or have your hair damaged through the negligent practices of hairdressers or beauticians. If you think you could make a claim for compensation because of hair damage, take a look at the answers to the following questions.
1. What is a Hair Damage Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered injury or damage to your hair, face, scalp or anywhere else on your body and it was the result of someone’s negligence or deliberate criminal intent, you can make a claim for compensation. A hair damage claim arises when you suffer injuries or damage because the hairdresser or beautician is negligent in their duty to adequately protect your safety.
There are many different reasons why you may want to make a hair damage claim. For a start, the hairdresser could use the wrong chemicals on your hair when straightening the hair, or perming it, or could leave the chemicals on too long or in too strong a concentration. This could result in scalp burns or burnt hair. Or, a hairdresser burns the scalp with hot wax, or cuts the head with scissors.
3. What Symptoms Do You Suffer?
The symptoms you suffer that cause you to make a hair damage claim vary depending on the form of injury you sustain. They range from burned or thinning hair, hair loss and bald patches, dry hair and broken hair, to burned scalp, sensitive scalp, burned eyebrows or cuts to the head. You may be able to claim for psychological damage.
4. What Compensation Can You Claim?
When it comes to hairdresser compensation and hair damage compensation there are two main forms of payment that you could receive if your claim is upheld, according to http://shireslaw.com. The first is a lump sum payment related to the pain and suffering that you experience due to the injury. For this to be calculated a solicitor will look at the medical notes, the extent of your injury, and whether the effects are permanent. In addition, there is the possibility of a payment related to the financial loss you experience as a result of the incident, and payment for expenses you incur. For example, you may have had to take time off work because of your injury, or you had to pay for transport to and from hospital appointments. If the injury has affected your future earning potential as a model, for example, then a payment will also take this into account. The amount of money you receive from a claim depends on a variety of factors including the severity of the injury, how on-going the effects are, and whether you have been put significantly out of pocket by the incident.