The hairdressing industry turns over billions of pounds a year in the UK and is growing in popularity among both men and women. Most hair salons offer a wide variety of treatments from colouring and tinting to perming, straightening and hair extension. These treatments form part of a regular beauty regime for many consumers but they are not undertaken without risk. Most hair treatments require the use of hazardous chemicals which, if used incorrectly, can cause serious injury.
Making a Hair Treatment Injuries Claim
Farleys Solicitors can help you claim compensation for hair treatment injuries on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will be able to pursue a claim, handled by an experienced solicitor at no cost to yourself. For more information or to discuss a potential claim, speak to an experienced personal injury solicitor at Farleys on 0333 331 7250 or email us today.
Hair Treatment Injuries
The hairdressing profession is currently completely unregulated, meaning that anyone can offer hairdressing services to the public even if they lack training, qualification or experience. As a result, accidents can occur. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury during a hair treatment, it may be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
Due to the harmful nature of the chemicals used, hair strand and skin patch tests should be carried out before full application. If these practices are not adhered to, accidents can occur. Common injuries include:
- Chemical burns to the skin/scalp due to:
- Poorly prepared products
- Misapplied products
- Failure to remove products at the correct time
- Allergic reactions
- Burns from hot curling tongues or straightening irons
- Scissor cuts
Many of these injuries can result in permanent or temporary baldness and/or scarring to the scalp. Clearly these types of injuries can be both painful and distressing. At Farleys we have sympathetic and experienced solicitors that can help you pursue a claim for personal injury and associated damages from the salon. For further information please complete an online application form to assess the basis of your claim.