Hairdresser Accident Claims

If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of working as a hairdresser and this could have been avoided if it wasn’t for the negligence of an employer, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our team has helped many workers who have been injured or struck down by illness while working in a hair salon.

To speak to a solicitor about a hairdressing accident you’ve been involved in, call us on 0800 10 757 95, chat to us online or fill in our enquiry form and let us know a convenient time to get back to you.

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Causes of injury

Some workplaces, like construction sites, present obvious dangers to employees, and although it might seem that a hairdressing salon wouldn’t be a dangerous place to work, there are actually many situations that could lead to you being hurt.

Trips, slips and falls are the most common types of claims and are caused by wet floors from hair washing, hair cuttings on the floor and trailing electric cables from hairdryers, tongs and straighteners. Electrical equipment can also be hazardous due to the combination of electricity and water in a close vicinity.

Colouring, bleaching and dyeing hair is extremely popular, but the strong chemicals used in hair colourants and bleach can be harmful to hairdressers. Regular use of shampoos and conditioners can cause skin damage, in particular dermatitis. Allergies can remain latent for some time or develop immediately through contact with chemicals.

Other common work-related complaints suffered by hairdressers include repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back strains.

Employer’s duty

Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy working environment for their staff, with good ventilation and protection from hazards. Salon owners must be vigilant to ensure equipment is safely maintained and replaced before a risk of electric shock develops.

All staff should be properly trained and regularly reminded of the importance of using protective equipment, such as gloves and goggles, to protect their health. They should also be encouraged to adhere to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), which is a legal requirement for salon owners.

If your employer has failed to keep you safe while at work, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation and should contact YouClaim immediately.

How YouClaim can help

Our solicitors understand how frustrating it can be to suffer an accident while at work, particularly if it could have been avoided had it not been for the negligence of your employer. That’s why we only have your best interests in mind when it comes to pursuing a claim for compensation.

Compensation can be used to cover the cost of time taken off work, medical bills and rehabilitation, as well as the pain and suffering caused. We will handle all negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

Get started today

If you have been ill or injured working in a salon as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you make a hairdresser accident claim. To discuss your case with a solicitor, call us on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or chat to us directly using our e-chat function.

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