I decided to change the colour of my hair and had a new hair dye applied in my salon, but later found that my ear and neck were badly discoloured from the dye, am I eligible to claim for skin discolouration from hair dye treatment in a hair salon?
You may be entitled to claim compensation for skin discolouration from hair treatment in a hair salon if you can demonstrate that the hair stylist was negligent or was not adequately trained for the task or produced a poor professional performance which resulted in the accident.
The hairdresser may admit to negligence which will make the claims process much more straight forward, however it would be wise to refer any direct offer of compensation to a personal injury solicitor who will be able to advise you on the potential value of your compensation claim.
You should take photographs of the skin discolouration as well as gathering contact details of any witnesses who can substantiate your claim for skin discolouration from hair dye treatment in a hair salon.
If the embarrassment of the skin discolouration means you are unable to work, you will be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings and potentially loss of amenity if the embarrassment and trauma of the incident means you are unable to participate in hobbies and social activities that were part of your life before the accident.
You may also be eligible to claim for emotional trauma if it can be verified by a psychiatrist. You are best advised to speak with a personal injury solicitor without delay if you believe you may be eligible to claim for skin discolouration from hair dye treatment in a hair salon.