I recently purchased a new type of hair dye product that I had not used before, I suffered burns to my scalp, am I entitled to make a compensation claim for hair dye burns?
You may be entitled to make a compensation claim for hair dye burns if the chemicals used in the dye are found to be harmful. However, as you had not used this product before you must first investigate if you followed the treatment instructions correctly and you must also check that you are not allergic to any of the chemicals used in the dye.
Yet, it may also be the case that the instructions that came with the product are difficult to follow and in some cases wrong which could mean you are entitled to claim for hair dye burns. It is important that you retain any packaging and contents associated with the hair dye as they may be very important when you are making a claim.
You must first seek professional medical attention in the aftermath of the incident, not only are you safeguarding your health but a failure to do so could jeopardise your claim for hair dye burns. If there is an unjustified delay between suffering the injury and seeking professional medical aid, it could be alleged by the negligent party that the claimant contributed to their injury by failing to look after their own welfare. It is also worth noting that it may be very difficult to successfully make a compensation claim for hair dye burns if there is no record of the injury in your medical history.
Once you have received the appropriate medical care, you should gather any evidence that may substantiate your claim; this includes photographs of your injuries and the contents and packaging of the hair dye product.
In order to determine if it is worth your while pursuing a compensation claim, you are advised to contact a personal injury solicitor who will — from the circumstances surrounding the incident – be able to determine whether you have a legitimate claim and the amount of compensation you may be eligible for. As many solicitors offer free consultation for personal injury claims, you should discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury with them as soon as possible in order for them to determine if you should pursue a claim for compensation.