Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim if you are a hairdresser injured at work as a result of employer negligence or an accident which was the fault of someone else.
Hairdressing is not only exacting physically, but hairdressers are exposed to chemicals and materials like Latex which can result in serious allergic reactions and chronic and painful skin conditions.
Employers must be aware of health and safety regulations for hairdressers and trainees including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
Hairdressers injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing tasks or because of faulty equipment can claim for injuries such as:
The types of accidents hairdressers may face in their work include:
Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however. Minors have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are a hairdresser injured at work.
Compensation for Hairdressers injured at Work includes:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident or injury at work as a hairdresser – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury.
Many work injury claims for hairdressers are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim will cause problems for you when you return to your work as a hairdresser.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for hairdressing accident and injury at work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in work injury and accident claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a claim for hairdresser’s injuries at work by calling 020 7923 4020.