Claiming for damage to your hair following a visit to the Hairdresser
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All of our hairdressing claims are handled by legal specialists who understand how devastating it can be If your hair has been damaged. Whether your hair has been chemically damaged, you have suffered an injury or any other damage to your hair following a visit to the hairdressers, our claim specialists are here to help.
Find out if you are entitled to compensation, one of our friendly team will be happy to advise further.
Colours including tints, bleach, highlights - colour mixed incorrectly, or product left on the hair too long by the hairdresser. Bleach may well cause scalp damage or hair loss.
Hair Extensions not correctly applied, either applied too tight or too near the scalp, may cause traction alopecia.
Perms - perming solution left on too long/chemically damaged hair.
Straightening procedures - product left on too long/ chemically damaged hair.
Allergic reaction to product used - no patch test carried out within 48 hours prior to the application of the product.
Scalp damage, hair loss/alopecia caused by bleach damage or hair extensions not correctly applied.
Hairdressing accidents occur for a number of reasons. Quite often when a product is left on the hair too long or the product is mixed incorrectly. When someone attends a hairdresser they may already have a colour on their hair. The hairdresser should carry out a patch test 48 hours prior to the application of the product to make sure that the product they intend to use is suitable for you. If this is not carried out, you may suffer with an allergic reaction and scalp irritation. In some cases, the product used may not be suitable for your hair causing chemically damaged hair. It is the responsibility of the hairdresser to decide whether a product is suitable, even if you requested it.
Clients describe their hair as feeling like chewing gum, being unable to get a comb/brush through their hair and unable to manage it at all. This is extremely distressing and upsetting, as unfortunately chemically damaged hair does not repair itself, it has to be grown out. This of course can take many months or even years depending on the length of your hair.
To protect you the hairdresser must refuse to apply a product if it is shown to be not suitable for your hair following a patch test.
Many hairdressing accidents occur when inexperienced or unqualified hairdressers are allowed to carry out the treatments without adequate training or under the correct supervision.
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What can I claim for?
You could be entitled to compensation for damage to your hair. Your solicitors will arrange for you to be seen by a hair specialist (Trichologist) who will provide evidence in support of the damage to your hair and any associated scalp damage. The Trichologist will confirm the percentage of hair that is damaged and the length of time it will take for your hair to grow out. It is important to take some photographs of the damage to your hair as these will be used by the Trichologist when preparing the report to support you claim for compensation.
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Nothing to pay if you lose
Our panel of solicitors offer a no win, no fee service. This simply means that if you don’t win your claim, there will be no cost to you.
Customers typically pay a success fee out of the compensation amount recovered to cover their legal costs. This may vary, but will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront.
If you would like to know more about your available options, we’re here to help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure to start a claim.
How we can help
If you have had an accident of this type and you have been left with chemically damaged hair or hair loss you could be entitled to compensation.
We understand that this type of accident can be extremely upsetting and frustrating. We offer a sympathetic ear with advice on how to claim and talk you through the procedure step by step without adding to the upset you are already suffering from. We know what a difficult time it can be, but we have the expertise to make the process of claiming compensation as simple and straightforward for you as possible for you.
We have a nationwide panel of expert injury lawyers who are experienced in accident claims like yours. We understand that you may prefer to speak with a female Lawyer to discuss your claim. Here at Accident Compensation Helpline we can arrange this for you, you can be confident that your claim will be handled by specialists every step of the way.
If you would like to know more about your available options, we are here to help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure to start a claim.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions
That all depends upon the circumstances of your accident and injury, as every claim is individual. It could be anything from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds – or more. It’s impossible to say until we know more about what happened. So it’s always best to get in touch. The number to dial is 0800 0511 511.
You may be wondering where the money for your compensation comes from. Your claim for compensation will be against the insurance policy of the person or company who is responsible for your accident. Your solicitor will take care of all of this.
In most instances you will need to start your claim within three years of your accident – otherwise you may lose your legal right to compensation. But it’s best to act as soon as you can. That way the details are still fresh in your mind and your solicitor can put together a strong case. It can take as little as just a few minutes to find out if you are entitled to claim compensation after an accident. Give us a call on 0800 0511 511.
Ask us anything
Each person who calls us is treated as an individual – with courtesy and respect. Just the way it should be. Maybe you have questions about your legal rights. Or perhaps you want to know more about the process of seeking compensation. We are here to give you free insight that will make things clearer. So you can make confident decisions about what to do next.