Not everyone is happy when they come back from the hairdressers. The most common problem is that the hairdresser has cut ones hair too short or not quite how they like it. Well what would you do If you hair was left permanently damaged or your hairdresser has burnt your scalp? Did you know that you're entitled to make a hairdresser compensation claim?
A hairdresser has a legal duty to take care for your safety.
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If you're planning to make a claim for an injury which was the result of the carelessness of a hairdresser, you need to make sure you keep any documents that you have been given, including receipts, appointment cards, and anything else that could support your case.
The Most Common Hairdressing Claims Are:
- A hairdresser burns your scalp or skin
- Chemical straightening or other treatments permanently ruin your hair
- Hair treatment goes wrong and your hair falls out
- You get a severe allergic reaction to dyes or colours and were not properly tested
- You get a bad reaction from a hair product even if you applied it yourself
Things to Remember:
- Take pictures of any scaring, burns or hair loss you may have encountered
- Report the incident to the staff member or whoever is in charge as soon as you realise there's a problem and get it put in the accident book.
- If there was any witnesses in the hairdressers who saw what happened then get their contact details and names.
- Make sure you get prompt medical treatment immediately and make sure what happened is accurately recorded.
- Find out exactly what chemicals they have used
How Much Compensation Are You Entitled To?
If your hairdresser has damaged your hair then the amount of compensation you'll receive will depend on the medical evidence you can provide. If your hair has been damaged due to a perm or colouring that has gone wrong, or you are suffering from tingling/burning of the scalp, you can expect to receive anything from 4,000 to 6,000.
In all hair cases the actual compensation figure you receive will depend on: Whether the damage has caused you to suffer depression, the effect it is having on your everyday life and your work and lastly how long your hair will take to recover.