Hair Damage

Compensation Amounts

Serious damage to hair

£6,000 - £9,500

Mild damage to hair

£3,000 - £6,000

Damage to hair is more common than you may expect, usually occurring either at a hair salon or as the result of a defect with a home hair dye kit. When things go wrong or a hairdresser makes a mistake, you may be left with an injury or condition that can cause both physical pain and psychological distress.

If an injury has resulted from negligence on the part of a hairdresser, you will be entitled to a compensation award. If not properly executed, certain hair treatments can lead to dermatitis, burning of the scalp or even hair loss, which can cause a great deal of upset to the injured party.

Not only will you be able to seek recompense for the pain your injury may cause you, a claim will help to cover the distress, embarrassment, and loss of confidence that may be experienced by the victim of a hair injury.

For more information about claiming compensation for a hair injury, get in touch with our solicitors today. Call 0800 054 6570 or complete our online enquiry form.

Types of Hair Damage

Damage to the hair generally occurs either as a result of neglect on the part of a hairdresser who may have made an error, such as failing to carry out a patch test, or leaving a hair treatment on for longer than recommended. Damage may also occur as a result of a defect in a home hair dye kit, which can cause the victim to succumb to an allergic reaction. Examples of hair injuries include:

  • Bald patches
  • Burns
  • Damaged hair follicles
  • Flaky hair
  • Hair loss
  • Rashes
  • Allergic reaction to hair dye
  • Scalp damage
  • Swelling
  • Thinning

Regardless of how you have suffered a hair injury, if it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

How Compensation Can Help You

Compensation can help to right the wrong that you have experienced thanks to another party’s carelessness. It will compensate you for any physical and psychological pain and suffering caused, as well as any financial expenses you may have as a result of your injury, such as:

  • The cost of getting your hair redone
  • Any time taken off work
  • Medical expenses

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    Talk to Us

    To speak to a solicitor about making a claim, and find out how much you could be entitled to, contact JMW today. You can get in touch by either calling us on 0800 054 6570 or by filling in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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