How to sue a hairdresser:
If you are reading this page, you may be wondering, ‘can I sue my hairdresser?’, ‘How to sue a hairdresser?’, or ‘what is a hairdresser compensation claim?’. MG Legal’s specialist hairdresser and beauty treatment claims solicitors explain below.
For a full overview of our hairdresser claims services, see here.
Am I eligible to make a claim against my hairdresser?
When is comes to claiming for compensation against a hairdresser, or suing a hairdresser, the aim of the claim is to prove that you have suffered from injuries as a result of negligence on behalf of the hairdresser.
The damage that you have sustained must be genuine physical injuries, such as burns, cuts, blisters, or hair damage. You cannot simply sue a hairdresser for personal injury, for a haircut gone wrong.
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a hairdresser’s negligence, then you are eligible to make a claim for financial compensation with a specialist hairdresser and beauty treatment claims solicitor.
Do hairdressers owe me a duty of care?
As with all professionals providing a service, hairdressers and hair salons have a legal duty of care that they owe to all customers. This includes completing necessary patch tests, obtaining full consent forms, and acting with care when completing their services.
If a hairdresser has failed to complete a patch test, resulting in personal injury through an allergic reaction, failed to obtain a full consent form and ask about your medical history where relevant, or failed to act in a safe and careful way when completing your hair treatment, then you could be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation for any injuries sustained.
What is the claims process to sue a hairdresser?
Get in touch with our specialist hairdresser and beauty claims specialist solicitors, here, for a no obligation discussion of your potential claim.
Complete our simple claims form, and get it sent back to us.
If we decide to accept your claim, we will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Your designated hairdresser and beauty claims solicitor will then send out a detailed letter to the hairdresser, salon, or defendant informing them of our intention to instruct on your behalf on your claim.
We will also gather as much expert evidence as possible, to build your claim to be as strong as it can be. As part of this, we have close working relationships with a wide range of leading medical professionals, who we will use to obtain full medical reports for your claim.
At this point, for the large majority of our clients, the hairdresser will accept liability for the claim, and we will begin the process of obtaining the maximum financial compensation in the settlement for you as our client.
In the small minority of claims where this is not the case, and the hairdresser or salon does not accept liability, then our specialist hairdresser and beauty claims solicitors will progress with taking your claim to court, and fighting tooth and nail to win the case in court. Our success rate in excess of 99% demonstrates our expert ability to do so.