Hair Treatment Injury Claims

Hairdressing in the UK, is a multi-billion pound industry. A quick tour around the high streets of any of our towns will bear testament to that, with numerous hair salons on view.

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A visit to the hairdressers should not be an unpleasant experience. On the contrary it can be time to relax and withdraw from the busy lives we lead, for just an hour or so.

Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong. Problems caused by certain types of hair treatment being misapplied at hairdressing salons happens probably more often than you might expect. Burns to the scalp, allergic reactions and hair loss are just some of the consequences of negligently applied hair treatments in salons.

When things do go wrong and you suffer physically and /or mentally from the effects of negligent hair treatment, you may be entitled to make a claim. Spencers personal injury solicitors can certainly help you as they have already successfully recovered hair treatment compensation for many people who have suffered injury as a result of the negligence they have experienced at hair salons.

We deal with most personal injury claims under a no win no fee agreement.

Common hair disasters

There are many more hair treatments and products available today than in comparison to years gone by. These can contain dangerous chemicals which are diluted to an extent which can still can pose a risk to different types of skin. Some of the side effects can include:

  • Burns and scalds to the scalp
  • Blistering
  • Temporary or permanent hair loss
  • Allergic reactions
  • Hair follicle damage

Have you suffered an allergic reaction?

Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is a common ingredient in many hair dyes. PPD is known to cause many side effects ranging from slight itching, intense swelling to anaphylactic shock. An allergy to any chemical can develop at any time in our lives so what was fine last year may not be ok this year. Most hair dye manufacturers state that a patch test should be carried out 48 hours before the full application of hair treatment is to commence.

Formaldehyde is another chemical which is found in some hair straightening solutions and can cause hair loss, blistering of the scalp and breathing difficulties to name a few side effects. This chemical is popular in Japanese and Brazilian hair straightening techniques and has been known to be present in frizz solutions. It is recommended that a strand test be carried out before the full treatment is applied.

Been injured from a hair cut?

All hairdressers owe a duty of care to their clients. This includes dedicating full attention to the task in hand. One slip from a hairdresser whilst using scissors could leave you requiring medical attention and in extreme cases, you could be left with a permanent scar. Hair straighteners and other hot hair equipment operate at very high temperatures which can lead to second-degree burns.

Have you suffered as a result of hair extensions?

Hair extensions have become hugely popular and should only be carried out by trained professionals. Problems occur when some of the hair is glued to the scalp rather than the hair or when too many lengths are attached in one place. Gravity pulls on the glue which results in the hair being pulled out. This can cause the scalp to become irritated and inflamed and in some cases it can cause baldness.

Salon negligence

If your treatment is carried out by a professionally qualified individual then they are responsible for carrying out the patch test. Most salons will only carry out hair dying if a patch test has been performed by them and has successful results.

If you have been left with an injury or scar which was the result of negligence then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation under a No Win No Fee arrangement. You shouldn't have to suffer from someone else's negligence. Contact us without any obligation to share your experience and find out if you are able to make a claim for compensation. We can claim compensation to cover pain and suffering as well any financial losses that you may occur.

Contact Spencers Solicitors

Spencers Solicitors specialise in compensation claims caused by negligent hair treatment. We have a team of leading specialist lawyers offering a range of services to secure injury compensation. Also due to the personal nature of some of the treatments we have both male and female lawyers that can visit you in your home as necessary.

Call us on 08000 93 00 94 and tell us about your hair treatment injury. Most claims are dealt with under no win no fee, so if your case doesn't succeed you won't pay for our legal work.

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