I wish to make an injury claim for hair straightener burning hair but I am worried that this will seem unusual, is a claim possible?
A claim for hair straightener burning hair may be possible to make, although this will depend upon the circumstances of your accident and injury. An accident with hair straighteners which occurred at home will be more difficult, and compensation for hair straightener burning hair may only be possible if the accident occurred because of a faulty product. It should be remembered that as hair straighteners can reach temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius, there is a high possibility of an accident occurring and instructions should be provided in order to reduce this likelihood. The instructions should detail the measures required in order to reduce the possibility of a hair straightener injury from occurring.
A claim for hair straightener burning hair may be possible in this circumstance if it can be determined that the hair straightener injury was sustained as a result of the temperature surpassing that stated on the product description. It is possible that the only circumstance in which you would be able to claim compensation for hair straightener burning hair would be if it can be established that the product was faulty, and an injury was sustained despite having followed the instructions. Otherwise you may not be entitled to claim for an accident with hair straighteners if the product was functioning correctly but you sustained an injury because of negligence.
However if the accident occurred in a beauty salon, a claim for hair straightener burning hair may be easier to determine. When dealing with potential hazards – including hair straighteners – it is necessary for hairdressers to receive the adequate training in order to avert the possibility of an accident with hair straighteners from occurring. You may therefore be entitled to compensation for hair straightener burning hair if the hairdresser had been performing their duties with negligence, if they did not receive the relevant training or if the product was faulty. If it can be established that the hair straightener injury occurred as a result of the careless actions of the hairdresser who owed you a duty of care, you may be entitled to claim compensation against the insurance policy of the beauty salon.
Your hair straightener injury should be reported in the Accident Report Book of the beauty salon, a copy of which should be kept as evidence to support your claim. It is possible that the beauty salon – or the manufacturer of the hair straighteners – may challenge your entitlement to compensation for hair straightener burning hair. For this reason, a personal injury lawyer should be consulted at the earliest opportunity who can assess your accident with hair straighteners, determine the compensation to which you may be entitled and assist in initiating your claim if it is worth pursuing. A claim may take some time to pursue, and as the statute of limitations places a three year time limit upon initiating a claim for hair straightener burning hair, you are advised to consult a personal injury lawyer at the earliest opportunity following your accident.