You may go to a certain hair salon and be completely satisfied every time. On the other hand, you may go to a hair salon and be disappointed, or even worse, be seriously harmed – and not know what to do about it. It’s a serious issue, especially because the beauty industry is still heavily unregulated, and you never quite know who is responsible unless you know your rights and what you can do in case things go wrong.
It’s time you understand what a hair damage claim is, and what you can do to make your claim. It’s a phenomenon that is becoming more common, after all. Do you have damaged hair from a visit to a salon? Here’s what you should know.
Hair damage claim
Hair damage is, first of all, damage that your hair sustains due to treatment – but it involves a lot more than that. Because of treatment or due to chemicals, it’s possible your skin and your scalp incurs burns or other unpleasant results, and these are all part of hair damage claims as well. Your claim should be based on injury incurred during the process, due to negligence of the beautician (such as using the wrong chemicals during the process), due to assault (a deliberate act of harm), or because of any reason wherein the beautician is ‘legally at fault.’
Most common claims
There are many kinds of hair damage claims; here are just some of the most common ones:
- Damaged hair
- Burns or scalds
- Irritation at the scalp due to burning or the wrong use of chemicals
- Incorrect use of bleaching materials, treatment tools, and so on
You should be able to receive compensation if you have sustained a personal injury, and hair damage claims fall under two categories of compensation:
- Pain and suffering – this compensation is based on the actual damage received, and the pain and suffering you had to undergo as a direct result.
- Expenses – due to the results of the damage, you may not be able to work or appear in public for a while. You may also have expenses to repair the damage, to seek professional medical help, transportation costs, and so on, as a result of the injury. Those who have a career in modeling or jobs in which looks are important have a good chance of claiming more than usual.
It’s not unusual for a person to claim anyone between £1000 and £5700 for hair damage – depending on their personal circumstances and the damage that has been done. The ruling will be made based on the guidelines of the judicial college. When in doubt, consult your solicitor and ask them for advice on a no win, no fee basis.
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