You don’t want to go through a lengthy legal battle, especially if you have no idea how it’s going to end. However, if you experience hair damage upon deciding to get services from the salon, you must sue for hairdressing claims. You deserve to get paid because of what happened to you.
When you entered the salon, you expected to look better upon leaving. However, due to negligence or incompetence, the hairdresser damaged your hair. It resulted in burnt hair or an injured scalp. It might also be due to the use of chemicals in your hair. Hairdressers should perform a patch test to determine how you react with the chemicals. If it didn’t happen and you had allergies, you have the right to sue. If you hesitate to go through the legal process, it’s understandable. You don’t know what to expect, and you worry about the results. Here’s a guide on what to expect as you file for a hair damage claim.
It won’t be an easy ride
Expect several bumps on the road. Even if you feel like you have a strong case, there’s a good chance you won’t get what you want. Expect the salon also to lawyer up and make it hard for you to get compensated. Make sure you have the best legal team to help you in the process.
You need evidence
You can’t file for compensation claims unless you have strong evidence to back you up. Take pictures to support your claim. You should also go to the doctor and ask for a medical certificate. It helps to receive an official diagnosis if you want the courts to believe that the injury resulted from what the hairdresser did. Don’t wait for several days before going to the doctor.
It goes beyond physical pain
When computing for the claims, it’s not only the physical injuries that matter. You also have to consider how these injuries can affect your job. If you need to look good for your job, you can’t perform it while injured. You should also ask for compensation while waiting to recover. Finally, add the emotional trauma you can have from these injuries. You deserve to get paid for that too.
You should settle if the offer is reasonable
Most salons will request an out-of-court settlement. You may agree to it if you believe the amount is good enough. If you don’t feel satisfied, you can’t accept the offer. Make sure a lawyer is with you at this time. Don’t accept or sign any document without your lawyer. You should understand what you’re signing and the repercussions of your decision.
You didn’t deserve to suffer from these injuries. When you went inside the salon, you hoped for the best. You also trusted the hairdressers to give you the best treatment. If you end up with injuries and damaged hair, it’s right to fight for compensation. Don’t be afraid to go through the process since you did nothing wrong.