Sometimes, a simple hairstyling can go wrong for a number of reasons. If the reasons include negligence on the part of the hairdresser, or an accident caused by them, an individual can be entitled to make a claim for personal injury. Hair damage can happen because the industry is still largely unregulated, so anybody can offer services regardless of their qualifications. However, hairstylists have a duty of care to ensure that proper measures are taken to ensure their customers’ safety. Learn more about this type of personal injury claim.
What is a Hairdressing Damage Claim?
This is a type of personal injury claim when hair is damaged due to accident, professional negligence or an act of violence. Someone should be held legally liable for the damage, and the claimant can be entitled to compensation. Commonly, the damage involves a barber or a hairdresser. Symptoms include bald patches, thinning hair, brittle and dry hair, scalp dermatitis that involves burning, itching and tingling, and even psychological injury when the incident causes trauma or stress.
Types of Compensation
The amount for compensation reflects the severity and type of injuries. The Judicial College recommends the minimum and maximum amounts and sets the guidelines for personal injury awards. Courts, solicitors and insurers will rely on the guidelines to calculate compensation or make a settlement offer. Each case is different and dependent upon external factors. It is difficult to estimate the timeframe for a claim but experts in hair damage claims will do their best to conclude the case in the most efficient manner. If the other party admits liability quickly, the claim will not take long, but if the case has to be taken to court, then expect it to take longer.
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