It may seem like a trivial matter to make a legal claim, but in reality there is nothing frivolous about filing a personal injury claim for damaged hair. Unfortunately, damage to hair happens all too often and it can be the result of a hairdressing negligence issue, an accident at work, or a problem with a hair product that causes hair loss and injury. If you suffered hair damage in an incident that was not your fault, and was caused by someone or something else, then you may be able to claim compensation. After speaking to a personal injury lawyer you will learn that the amount of compensation you can receive depends on the severity of damage and the circumstances.
Amounts of Compensation for Hair Damage
The largest amounts of compensation are usually received in the cases where hair will not grow back, and where skin grafts and surgery are needed to treat injuries caused by the hairdresser. In these cases, hair damage claims can result in significant amounts of compensation.
If hair damage results in permanently discoloured hair that cannot be fixed, or if there is dermatitis as a result of the damage, the compensation amounts can be high. If there is less severe damage like hair loss or hair damage that will eventually heal, compensation is lower.
Hair Damage and Compensation for Psychological Effects
Hair damage is bad enough in itself, but it can also cause psychological damage as the effects of the hair damage are manifested in feelings of low self-worth, social exclusion, and problems working or being with family. In any case of hair damage, if the psychological damage is severe then this will also be considered as affecting the amount of compensation you receive.
How to Claim for Hair Damage
If you feel you have a hair damage claim to make then you must first consult a solicitor to check your case and explain your circumstances. Hair damage claims are brought when a beautician, hair salon, hairdresser, or other beauty professional damages the hair as a result of their negligence. Hair damage can also occur as a result of an accident at work, not directly related to hairdressing or beauty.
In the hair salon, as well as at work, there are certain procedures that must be followed in order to adequately protect workers and customers. If a salon or workplace has not followed these procedures, you will have to be reimbursed for your injuries. In any case, speaking to a solicitor will clear up any doubts and demonstrate the course of action you will need to take to claim compensation. The amount of compensation depends on your injuries and will also include the reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of your hair damage.