How to Properly Know if You can Make a Claim for Hair Damage

Published On August 21, 2017 | By Rocco Agwu | Law

The beauty industry is growing, and it’s bound to grow for many years to come. It’s a sign of the times, and it’s not just women who make up the market – more and more men are joining in. However, there is some bad news involved in this: the beauty industry is still under-regulated, and this means that basically anyone can apply the tools of the trade in the beauty industry. It also results in more and more cases of hair damage and other personal injury.

If your hair has been damaged due to a treatment session through no fault of your own, you may be able to make a claim for hair damage. But what is it, exactly, and how do you know if you are eligible? Have you sustained an injury? Here’s how to properly know if you can make a claim for hair damage.

Hair damage

Hair damage can come in many forms – scalding, burnt hair and even scalps, patchiness, brittle hair, scalp dermatitis, and so on. Hair damage is caused by hair treatment but can extend to areas such as the scalp. Hair damage can also include psychological damage, such as cutting hair without consent, or trauma due to unexpected hair removal or baldness.

When can you claim?

You will be able to claim when there was an accident or willful act that, through no fault of your own, caused damage. Often claims result from professional negligence or assault.

Types of compensation

There are two basic types of compensation:

  • Pain and suffering – this is the actual damage to the hair and scalp, based on a medical report.
  • Financial losses and expenses – this is incurred due to time taken off work, medical expenses, transportation costs, and so on.

How much can you claim?

The amount you can claim depends on the severity of the incident and the amount of costs you had to incur. It’s decided by judicial college guidelines.

No win, no fee

Solicitors specialising in hair damage claims typically accept a no win, no fee arrangement, so the victim does not pay any solicitor fees unless the claim is successful.

In order for you to make the right decision regarding possible hair damage claims, you need to have the right information. The first thing to do is to gather all available evidence (receipts, witness contact information, pictures of the damage, and so on), and then to contact a solicitor who is experienced and dedicated to hair damage claims. He or she will be able to advise you accordingly. Since most solicitors agree to work on a conditional fee agreement (no win, no fee), it’s really in your best interests. It would be a shame to do nothing and suffer the personal injury alone.

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