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Hairdresser's Injury Claims


If you have suffered an injury after a trip to the hairdresser’s, we can help. Hairdressing is a thriving industry in the UK, with most salons offering a variety of services involving hazardous chemicals, which if not used properly can cause serious injury. However, hairdressing as a profession is almost completely unregulated. Anyone can offer hairdressing services, despite lack of qualification, skill, experience or understanding of heath & safety. As a result, we frequently handle claims arising out of negligent hair treatment, and can help you make a claim for compensation.

Kerr Brown Solicitors Personal Injury Claims Experts

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a beauty treatment, we understand the challenges that you may face, and the loss you might have suffered as a result. That is why we work hard to ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

Because hair products often contain harsh chemicals, it is essential for hairdressers to carry out skin patch test and hair strand tests to minimise any risk in using these on your hair. Where these measures are not adhered to, this can cause serious injuries to clients. We have excellent experience in handling claims relating to a variety of hair treatment injuries including, but not limited to:

  • Chemical burns on the scalp or skin as a result of: misapplied products, allergic reactions after failing to perform a skin patch test, products that have been incorrectly prepared, products that have been left on the hair and scalp for too long or not removed properly.
  • Burns from hairdryers, hair tongs and hair straighteners
  • Scissor related injuries

Injuries arising from negligent hair treatment can be very serious, often resulting in temporary or permanent baldness and scarring Such injuries are not only painful, but can cause distress and concern about your appearance. Our sympathetic solicitors understand how you feel and the difficulties you may be facing as a result of your injury, and can ensure you are compensated for all of the ways in which you have suffered loss.

At Kerr Brown, our friendly and dedicated staff are recognised experts in personal injury claims. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing an effective, professional and personal service. Known as leaders in our specialist practice areas, including hair treatment claims, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure our clients obtain maximum compensation.

We will obtain specialist evidence from a dermatologist or other medical professional in order to prove that the damage caused was as a result of the hair treatment. This will not only give you the best chance of obtaining maximum compensation, but also provide insight into what further treatment may be required to rectify your injury, how long the injury or scarring g will last and how the injury might impact your life.

To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our team, call us today or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get right back to you.

Making a Hairdressing Injury Claim in Scotland

To make a claim for your hair treatment injury, the injury must have been suffered within the last three years and have come as result of another person’s negligence. Whether or not a mistake was negligent is a key matter when making a hairdresser’s injury claim, and so our team will ask you a number of detailed questions about your case when you contact us. If compensation is to be awarded, it must be clearer established that the mistake was avoidable, and that the beauty treatment received was below the standard that could be reasonably expected of a professional hairdresser. After we have established the basis for your claim, our team will work to gather evidence to establish negligence and support your case. Most personal injury claims settle out of court, and we will fiercely negotiate with the hairdressers’ insurer to ensure you receive the maximum compensation due to you.

Contact Kerr Brown’s Hairdressing Injury Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland Today

The specialist personal injury solicitors at Kerr Brown have vast experience helping clients secure compensation following a hairdressing mistake or error. We work tirelessly to build a strong claim, gathering evidence and liaising with medical experts on behalf of our clients. We also have excellent negotiating and advocacy skills that allow us to present our clients’ claims in the strongest terms to secure them the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to.

To find out how we can help you or a loved one make a compensation claim for negligent hairdressing treatment, speak to our expert personal injury solicitors today on 0808 250 0769 (lines open between 9am and 5:30pm) or contact us via our online contact form.