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Legal Advice On Suing A Hairdresser

Negligent Hairdressing Treatments
Katharine Evans has been a qualified personal injury lawyer for 15 years. Over that time she has successfully represented numerous clients who have suffered sensitive and painful injuries at the hairdressers. Katharine is a leading expert and is currently (2017) acting for over 80 clients who have suffered hair damage or beauty treatment related injuries.

Katharine's recent review: 'I only had to fill in a short form online, within minutes I had a call from Katharine Evans. She was very helpful and after only speaking briefly I was told I had a case, she kept in touch through the whole process keeping me updated either through email or letters.' Read more...

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Client Burnt By Hot Curling Tongs At Hair Salon

Case Study - Distracted Stylist Burns Customer

Ms R was having her hair curled at the hairdressers, when she was burned by the hot curling tong that the stylist was using on the side of her forehead. The stylist was talking to the manager of the hair salon at the time, and appeared to have not been paying proper attention to the delicate procedure she was performing. Ms R was in considerable pain, and deeply distressed by the fact that the burn was noticeable, just next to her right eye. The salon gave her some anti-infection cream, but Ms R’s burn injury was inflamed for weeks afterwards, and it is likely she will be left with a permanent scar, which may require revision surgery in the future.

Our Legal Advice

Ms R was angry that she had been burned and scarred in this manner, through no fault of her own, and decided to bring a compensation claim against the hairdresser. We represented Ms R on a no win no fee basis, and wrote to the salon, stating that a lapse in concentration of the part of the stylist had caused Ms R to be burned by the hot curling tongs. The stylist had therefore negligently failed to carry out Ms R’s hair curling procedure in a safe and competent manner. The salon’s manager admitted that she may have distracted the stylist at a delicate moment, and once liability was established, Ms R received £6,000 in compensation from the salon’s insurers.

You can meet our team of beauty treatment lawyers at Meet The Team or read more about this subject at Accidents At The Hairdressers.

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Hair Salon Injury Video

Katharine Evans has experience in compensation claims for injuries caused by hot curling tongs. She introduces our no win no fee service in this video. Contact Katharine today on 0800 988 3642 for free confidential advice. She will be happy to answer common questions such as; can I sue for burns caused by a hair curling treatment? How much compensation could I get for burns from hot curling tongs and irons?

Because we specialise in these types of claims you are guaranteed to get the maximum amount of compensation with the minimum of fuss.