Am I entitled to claim compensation for beautician negligence if the girl who dyed my hair failed to give me a patch test beforehand?
Unfortunately you omitted to advise us in your question whether or not you suffered any negative event due to beautician negligence; for although failing to conduct a patch test prior to a hair dye treatment is indeed negligent, you will only be able to claim compensation for beautician negligence if you have experienced an adverse reaction to the hair treatment you received at the beauty salon.
Even if you did experience an adverse reaction to the hair dye at the time of the treatment, it may be too late to make a claim for beautician negligence compensation if you did not have your injury examined by a medical professional immediately. Some reactions to hair dye happen very quickly, are very painful for a short period of time and then disappear.
If this has happened to you, and there is little or no evidence of an injury being sustained, it will not be possible to make a compensation claim for beautician negligence. If, on the other hand, evidence of your allergic reaction is still visible, you should see a doctor as soon as possible – although how much compensation for beautician negligence you ultimately receive might be reduced to reflect your own lack of care if you condition has deteriorated due to failing to seek medical attention when a reaction first manifested.
You may also find that you eligibility to claim for beautician negligence is affected by your own contributory negligence if you knew that you were supposed to undergo a patch test prior to a treatment, but either failed to do so or specifically request one. If you were aware that there was the potential for an adverse reaction on an injury – but you chose to accept that risk – your own actions (or lack of them in this scenario) may also be responsible for a reduction in how much compensation for beautician negligence you may be entitled to receive.
With so many potential issues affecting not only your right to make a claim for beautician negligence, but also how much compensation for beautician negligence you might receive, it would be in your best interests to speak directly with a beauty salon injury claims solicitor at the first practical opportunity after you have received professional medical treatment for any adverse reaction you have experienced to the hair dye treatment you underwent at the beauty salon.