Hair treatments are more popular than ever, and most anyone has had a hair treatment or two at some point, whether it’s dyeing, Keratin treatment, a perm, and what-not. But when you go into a salon expecting to emerge with a more beautiful head of hair and come out instead with damage or injury, it’s time to take action. Here’s what you need to know about compensation – and filing a claim – for hair damage.
What is a claim for hair damage?
Whether your hair has become damaged due to an accident, the negligence of the hair professional or specialist, or even through physical violence, such as when you are assaulted at a hair salon, you can make a claim for hair damage. There are many situations where your hair can become damaged or injured, but the most common situations include negligence or ignorance. For instance, the hair specialist may not know how to handle chemicals in the proper manner, or they are simply not paying enough attention to what they are doing. Whatever the case, you may be entitled to a claim.
Some common hair damage symptoms
Hair damage comes in many forms, but some of the most common include excessive hair fall or the thinning of the hair, bald spots or patches on the scalp, hair becoming dry or brittle, and scalp dermatitis (where the scalp exhibits tingling, a burning sensation, or itchiness). You can also suffer from psychological distress as a result of hair damage, especially if the damage has resulted in anxiety, a loss of confidence and self-esteem, and depression.
What you can be compensated for
You can be compensated for hair damage in two forms: suffering and pain due to the actual damage or injury, and financial expenses and other financial losses. To know how much you can receive as compensation for suffering and pain, a medical specialist should assess your medical notes and records related to the injury. Once the expert has assessed the situation and your injuries, they can make a report on what you have suffered and what you can expect in the future in regards to your hair and injury. They will have to specify whether the damage will likely be permanent or temporary. Through this report, an expert solicitor on hair damage claims will be able to give you an estimate of how much compensation you can expect.
Compensation for your financial expenses is to be expected as well. This is easier to determine as you simply need to present all your receipts and medical records related to the injury as well as losses which you have incurred due to not being able to go to work. You should also present any travel expenditures you have with regards to the injury, such as the cost of traveling to and from hospital.
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