Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye Claims

What Are Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye Claims?

If you were to have an allergic reaction to a hair dye treatment in a beauty salon which could have been prevented with greater care, you may be eligible to make allergic reaction to hair dye claims for compensation. A compensation claim for an allergic reaction to a hair dye is a legal civil action which can be made when a beauty salon has a responsibility for your health and safety and has failed in its “duty of care” to prevent a reaction to a hair dye treatment from occurring.

What is meant by a Beauty Salon´s “Duty of Care”?

In order to successfully claim compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon, it has to be proven that the beauty salon was negligent by failing to identify a risk of injury and act accordingly to prevent the injury occurring. This is most frequently done by the hair salon conducting a consultation 48 hours before the treatment and performing a patch test to check against a potential allergic reaction.

If the beauty salon fails to perform a patch test, and you suffer an allergic reaction in a subsequent hair dye treatment, the beauty salon is in breach of its duty of care and you are entitled to claim for allergic reaction to hair dye compensation. However, before making allergic reaction to hair dye claims for compensation, there are certain procedures which have to be followed; and, at a time when you may be in a significant amount of discomfort from the allergic reaction, it is often in your best interests to discuss the circumstances of your beauty salon injury with an experienced solicitor.

Your Health Comes before a Claim for an Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye Compensation

When making allergic reaction to hair dye claims, in addition to establishing that the beauty salon was in breach of its duty of care, it is also important to prove that the negligent hair dye treatment you received resulted in an injury. Consequently it is vital that, after developing an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon, you receive professional medical attention as soon as possible.

By visiting a hospital or your family GP, the allergic reaction you developed due to the negligent hair dye treatment will be recorded in your medical notes along with any ongoing or long term consequences to your health. If your allergic reaction developed quickly and treatment was administered at the beauty salon – or you treated your reaction yourself at home – your injuries will not have been recorded in your medical history and you will still have to undergo a medical examination in order to qualify for allergic reaction to hair dye compensation.

Making a Claim for an Allergic Reaction to a Hair Dye

Once it can be determined that you have developed an allergic reaction to a hair dye treatment due to the beauty salon´s breach in its duty of care, you will be able to make a claim for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon. If you have not already done so, you should report your allergic reaction to the beauty salon and make a report in the salon´s “Accident Report Book”. You should keep a copy of the injury report to provide to your solicitor and allow him or her access to your medical records.

The procedure thereafter for claiming compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon is that your solicitor will write to the beauty salon, advising it that you are making a claim for allergic reaction to a hair dye compensation. The beauty salon – or more frequently, their public liability insurers – then has 90 days to conduct its own investigation into your claim of an allergic reaction and advise your solicitor whether they will accept liability for your hair dye treatment injury.

If liability is accepted, your solicitor will calculate how much compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon you are entitled to and arrange settlement of your claim with the beauty salon´s insurers. Should liability for your allergic reaction be contested, your solicitor will issue court proceedings – however many allergic reaction to hair dye claims are settled out of court before litigation is necessary.

How Much Can I Claim for an Allergic Reaction to a Hair Dye in a Beauty Salon?

As an offer of settlement for allergic reaction to hair dye claims may be made to you directly by the insurance company, it is advisable to be aware of how much compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye you may be entitled to, in order that you do not inadvertently accept an inappropriate offer.

How much you can claim for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in beauty salon will depend on the location and visibility of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the negligent hair dye treatment which was responsible for your injury. The way in which the allergic reaction affects your quality of life will also be taken into account, and it is advisable that you maintain a diary in order to record the occasions when you are unable to perform day-to-day tasks or participate in leisure and social pursuits due to the inconvenience of the allergy or loss of confidence you have suffered due to its visibility.

Any expenses you have incurred for medical treatment can be recovered in allergic reaction to hair dye claims, along with any loss of earnings if the allergic reaction prevents you from working. Consequently, no two allergic reaction to hair dye claims are the same – even when the location and type of allergy is identical – and this is the most important reason for seeking professional legal advice when making claims for allergic reaction to hair dye compensation.

“No Win, No Fee” Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye Claims

Most solicitors will offer a free initial assessment of your allergic reaction to hair dye claim and advise you whether you have a claim for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon which is worth your while to pursue. Should you have a claim for compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon which has a strong probability of success, you will be offered legal representation on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

“No Win, No Fee” allergic reaction to hair dye claims will enable you to pursue compensation for your allergic reaction without having to worry about solicitor´s fees if your claim for a hair dye reaction is unsuccessful. However, as you may be liable for the beauty salon´s legal fees if your case is lost, solicitors offering “No Win, No Fee” allergic reaction to hair dye claims will want to know of any legal expenses insurance you may have attached to an existing insurance policy, motoring organisation membership or credit card membership, and will recommend that you take out additional protection if necessary.

Free Legal Advice about Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye Claims

If you, or somebody close to you, have developed an allergic reaction to a hair dye due to a beauty salon´s breach in their duty of care, you are invited to call our freephone Free Advice Line and discuss the circumstances of your hair dye reaction directly with an experienced public liability solicitor. Our solicitor will provide you with practical and helpful advice which is relative to your personal circumstances and answer any questions you may have about claiming compensation for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon.

There is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for your allergic reaction to a hair dye once you have spoken with us and all conversations between yourself and our solicitors are completely confidential. We would advise that you speak with us as soon as possible after you have received professional medical attention for your hair dye reaction to maximise the likelihood of a successful claim for an allergic reaction to a hair dye in a beauty salon.

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