Compensation for Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye
Can I claim compensation for an allergic reaction to hair dye since I suffered a terrible rash on my scalp after my hair was coloured the last time I visited my local salon?
Provided that it can be proven that the hair stylist who was responsible for your beauty treatment was negligent, you may be able to claim compensation for an allergic reaction to hair dye. For example, if a patch test was not administered at least 48 hours before the time of the beauty treatment, it can be shown that your stylist acted negligently and is responsible for the injury you sustained.
Any professionally trained hair stylist would know that the recommendation displayed on all hair dye packets that the user should test for allergies through a patch test should be followed – even when they have treated the same client in the past and if the client has had their hair dyed before, using the same product. The reason for this necessity is that allergies are unpredictable.
In order to support your compensation for allergic reaction to hair dye claim, it is recommended that you take two photographs of your injury – one close-up shot and one from a slight distance. Your injury should be treated by a professional medical practitioner for both the sake of your health and to have it recorded in your medical history. For further support, your accident should have been noted in the salon’s “Accident Report Book”.
You would be well advised in seeking the assistance of an experienced personal injury solicitor in your compensation for allergic reaction to hair dye claim as soon as practically possible. In the free initial consultation that most solicitors offer without charge, he or she would be able to evaluate your claim to establish whether or not it is viable. If the salon admits their liability and you are approached by their insurers with an early offer of settlement, your solicitor can determine if the amount offered is an adequate representation of your pain and suffering and the effect the injury has had on your quality of life.