Claims Against Hairdressers
Compensation for your Hairdressing Injury Claim
The hairdressing industry turns over billions of pounds every year in the UK and is growing in popularity amongst both men and women. Most hair salons offer a wide variety of treatments from colouring and tinting, to perming, straightening and hair extensions. These treatments form part of a regular beauty regime for many customers, but there is always an element of risk. Most hair treatments require the use of hazardous chemical which, if used incorrectly and not tested in first instance, can cause serious injury.
The hair dressing profession is currently completely unregulated meaning that anyone can offer hairdressing services to the public, even if they lack training, qualification or experience. One worrying statistic is that the voluntary registration scheme only has 10,000 members when there is an estimated 130,000 hairdressers.
As a direct result, accidents happen. A common occurrence tends to be where the harmful nature of the chemical is not tested on the hair strands, normally by way of a skin patch test, before the full application. This can result in chemical burns to the skin or scalp and damaged hair as a consequence.
There are several failings that a hairdresser can make which may result in injury, such as:-
- Poor preparation of products;
- Lack of testing leading to allergic reaction
- Failure to remove the product after the correct amount of time creating chemical burns and irritation
- Burns from hot curling tongs or straightening irons
- Scissor cuts to the scalp or ears.
Andrew & Andrew Solicitors have over 60 years of experience in handling hairdressing injury claims. Our dedicated team have a vast array of experience maximising the money you deserve when an injury occurs. Our professional team will listen to your evidence as to how the incident occurred; we will then be able to advise you on your success and point out how further evidence can be gathered to support the hairdressing injury claim.
Depending upon the circumstances of your case and the severity of the injury, you may be able to receive compensation for the pain and suffering endured, or any psychological trauma of the injury itself. Andrew & Andrew Solicitors will progress your case by obtaining a medical report which details your injuries. As well as claiming for the general damages owed to you from your injury, in addition you can also claim other losses such as the price of treatment, loss of earnings and extra hairdressing care that might be required in the future as a consequence.
Hairdressing Injury Claims – On a no win, no fee basis
There is no need to be concerned about the costs of obtaining legal advice. By instructing a personal injury solicitor at Andrew & Andrew Solicitors Ltd you can choose to fund your claim on ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis; this means that when we take on your case there will be no financial risk to you. This ensures that you do not need to worry about your legal fees and you can focus on your recovery.
Get free, initial, hairdressing injury advice
If you have been injured by way of a hairdressing injury within the last 3 years, as a result of negligence, then speak to Andrew & Andrew Solicitors and we will give you a free, no obligation, initial consultation to outline the structure of what you can claim.
We will be there to guide you.Our professional, friendly manner will put you at ease and during the free consultation, in which we will be able to confirm that you have a valid claim. The information you provide to us will help us give you an estimate of the compensation that you can pursue.
To find out more about your options, contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. We are there to answer all of your questions using plain English and we will always act in your best interest.
Contacting us is easy; we have several telephone options for your calling convenience, you can make an enquiry via any of the contact boxes situated throughout our website, or you can contact us by social media networking.