Hairdresser and Beauty Therapy Compensation Claims

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Hairdresser and Beauty Therapy Compensation Claim
LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott
Legally reviewed by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott

When going to the hairdressers or getting a beauty therapy treatment, you expect a level of care, and professionalism, so that you leave satisfied. Hairdressers and salons are required to meet regulations regarding controlling the storage, use, and disposal of chemicals such as hair dye. Additionally, these establishments are required by law to ensure any electrical appliances are regularly tested for safety. Before any treatments using chemicals, the salon should carry out a patch test or a strand test, to assure that the chemical product will not damage your hair or skin. However, because there is no current registration scheme in the UK for these services, you cannot always assure you are going to receive your treatment from a professionally trained employee. Therefore, injuries and damage can occur. If you have experienced an injury or damage, you may be eligible to make a hairdresser and beauty therapy compensation claim.

Am I Eligible to Make a Beauty Treatment Claim?

You may have suffered an injury whilst receiving treatment at a wide range of venues such as a beauty salon, hairdressers, spa, tattoo studios, piercing shops, and tanning salons.

Some examples of beauty salon negligence are:

  • Hair loss, brittle and/or thin hair
  • Burns and blisters to the skin or scalp
  • Reactions to chemicals or products
  • Delayed regrowth of hair
  • Itchy or flaky skin irritations
  • Waxing that results in damage to the skin
  • Eyelash treatments resulting in eye irritation

Our personal injury team is highly experienced in dealing with a large manner of beauty treatment injuries caused by:

  • Botox injections
  • Tattoos and tattoo removal
  • Hair removal
  • Semi-permanent makeup
  • Tanning
  • Tinting and colouring
  • Waxing and lasering
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Microblading
  • Hair bleaching and dying
  • And much more

If you are uncertain if you can make a claim, our team of personal injury solicitors will be able to assess your case and advise you on the next steps to take.

How Do I Make a Beauty Treatment Claim?

  • Proof of payment
  • Photograph the damage as soon as you can
  • A copy of the accident report
  • The name and address of the beauty salon and the name of the person who carried out the treatment
  • Any details that you may have. For example, the products that were used and if a patch test was carried out
  • Details of any medical treatments you have received due to the injury
  • Any other expenses

Our personal injury solicitors will advise you not to apply any other products until you have had an initial medical consultation as this can impact your claim, (this is unless your GP or hospital has advised you can do so).

How Much Can I Get for a Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy Compensation Claim?

The amount you will get for a hairdressing or beauty therapy claim will depend on the specifics of your individual case. If you wish to make a claim, our personal injury solicitors will assess the following:

  • The emotional and physical impact your injuries have left you with
  • The cost of treatment to mend the injuries
  • Any financial losses you may have incurred as a direct result of the injury

To assure that you are getting the compensation you need, our solicitors will arrange an independent medical examination to assess the injuries you have received. The report will provide evidence in supporting your claim for compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make a Clam Against a Mobile Hairdresser?

When booking an appointment with a mobile hairdresser you should always check if they have insurance. This is because, if you are injured due to the negligence of your mobile hairdresser and want to make a claim, you will have to bring the claim against the insurance of the salon. Mobile hairdressers are not required to have insurance unless they have employees working for them. If they do have employees working for them, they will need to obtain employers' liability insurance. If you want to bring a claim against a mobile hairdresser without insurance, they will likely be able to afford to pay you compensation.

Is There a Time Limit to Make a Claim?

You have 3 years from the date of the hairdressing or beauty therapy incident to make a claim.

Can I Sue for a Bad Haircut?

Although a bad haircut is not a pleasant experience, the general rule for a hairdressing claim is that there must be negligence shown and for actual damage or injury to have occurred. As a result, if you do not like the haircut you received, this does not entitle you to compensation. However, if the haircut has left your hair brittle or if you are suffering hair loss you may be able to make a claim.

Why Choose AWH Solicitors for your Hairdresser and Beauty Therapy Compensation Claim?

If you have been injured as a result of a hairdressing or beauty therapy treatment, our expert team of personal injury solicitors can assist you with your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Our team will discuss the details of your case with confidentiality and sensitivity. If you wish to proceed with making a claim, our solicitors will keep you informed throughout the entire process, to get you the best outcome.

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