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Hair damage compensation claim:

Hair damage claims:

Hair damage is a much more common form of personal injury than many people would expect and typically takes place at the hairdressers, this is a type of personal injury claim where the part of the body which is injured is the hair or scalp.

If you or someone you know, has suffered an injury where the hair has been damaged as a result of a criminal act of violence, an accident or professional negligence, and if someone is considered to be liable for your hair damage then you may be eligible to make a claim for hair damage compensation.

Common symptoms of damage to the hair:

  • Dermatitis of the scalp.
  • Itchiness of the scalp.
  • Burning of the scalp.
  • Tingling sensation on the scalp.
  • Thinning of hair.
  • Bald patches.
  • Dry and brittle hair.

Some of the effects of hair injury:

Victims of hair damage can experience some lasting effects, therefor it is important that the adequate amount of compensation is rewarded to help deal with these effects. Victims may experience:

  • Emotional/ psychological trauma.
  • Stress.
  • Temporary or permanent bald patches.
  • Damaged hair follicles.
  • Irritated/ burned scalp.

Common causes of hair damage:

  • As a result of an accident that was not your fault. E.g. hair catching fire at hairdressers.
  • A criminal act of violence. E.g. Assault or Torching.
  • Dermatitis (Inflammation of the skin).
  • As a result of professional negligence. E.g. Allergic reaction to chemicals.
  • Alopecia.
  • Burning of the Scalp.
  • Allergic reactions to products. E.g. Home Hair dye.
  • Faulty Products.

How much could you claim?

A claim for hair damage can be made if the injury is a result of negligence on the part of a hairdresser. Compensation can be claimed to help cover the distress, embarrassment and loss of confidence that may be experienced by the victim.

The amount of compensation that can be awarded is judged on the permanence of the loss or damage to the hair:

Total or Permanent loss of hair including psychological injury: £25,000

Permanently damaged hair as a consequence of perming, tinting and the like: £5,000 to £12,500

Temporary damaged hair as a consequence of perming, tinting and the like: £500 to £5,000

Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible.

Why you should choose Grieves Solicitors:

Before starting your hair damage claim, you can contact us and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. Grieves Solicitors will guide you through each stage of the legal procedure and will keep you well-versed on the progress of your claim throughout. Besides dealing with hair damage compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also deal with personal injury claims for injuries to different parts of the body.

Our client questionnaire has revealed, over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends.

We're here if you need to talk:

We recognise making a claim may seem intimidating at first but we are happy to talk over any questions or concerns that you may have. If you or someone you know has suffered damage to the hair or scalp you can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in our claim form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.