Am I eligible to make compensation claim for a hair straightener burning hair? A stylist singed my hair badly and some fell out during a recent visit to my local salon.
Your eligibility to make a claim for a hair straightener burning hair depends on the circumstances surrounding the burn, the severity of the damage and the impact it has on your personal life.
When you attend a salon, the stylist working on your hair is responsible for your safety. Provided you can demonstrate that they were negligent and failed to provide you with a duty of care you may be entitled to claim for a hair straightener burning hair.
It could be that the hair straightener used was faulty, the stylist did not enquire if you had any existing medical condition with your hair, the stylist was not adequately trained to do their job or failed to display that training. If you believe any one of these may have been a factor you could be entitled to claim compensation for a hair burn.
You may be entitled to claim for a hair straightener injury if the damage to your hair causes you anxiety or embarrassment, although a qualified psychologist would first have to verify that you are suffering from emotional trauma in order for it to be included in your claim for a hair straightener burning hair.
Please be aware that any claim for a hair straightener injury will be against the salon’s insurance company and not the staff, this applies to the majority of claims.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, your first priority should be your health. You must seek immediate professional medical care to evaluate your injury and what effects it may have on your health. When that has been carried out, you should make a report of the incident in the ‘Accident Report Book’ of the salon and take photographs of the damage caused as well as gather contact details of any witnesses who may have seen the incident. The salon may have CCTV cameras installed which could also contain footage of the accident that may be helpful in your claim for compensation for a hair burn.
You are advised to consult with a personal injury solicitor before you pursue your compensation claim, as the insurance company of the negligent party may approach you with a direct and unsolicited offer of compensation before the full extent of your injuries are known. A personal injury solicitor will be able evaluate the amount of compensation you may be eligible to seek, therefore you should refer any direct offer of compensation to them as they will be able to determine if you are at risk of under compensation for your injuries if you do accept the insurer’s offer.
A personal injury solicitor will be able to advise you on the options available to you and if you are seeking to claim for a hair straightener burning hair he or she will ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled for your injury.