Now that the lockdown is easing down, you may be considering trying to capture a little bit of normality for yourself. After being in lockdown for over a year, it is nice to be able to go back out to restaurants, pubs and enjoy treatments from salons. One of the things you may be looking forward to the most is a visit to the hairdressers. It’s understandable. Terrible lockdown haircuts have become a thing. So, it may be time for you to enjoy a new look with the help of a professional. There will be some new rules in place when you visit a hairdressers to help you keep safe and the R level down. Unfortunately, even in the safest environments, accidents can still happen. If you do end up getting hurt during a trim, you should consider looking into Hairdressing Claims.
Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we understand that it can be frustrating to get hurt at a hairdressers. Even if you have been a customer of your hairdresser for years, things can go wrong. If you are thinking about making a hairdressing claim, feel free to get in contact with Gowing Law for help. You can call us on 0800 041 8350 or click the button below to visit our website:
What has changed due to lockdown?
It’s wonderful news that lockdown has started to ease down! We have got through the worst of the pandemic and are slowly moving back to a new way of normal. Right now, Gowing Law is trying to help businesses all over the UK with their business interruption claims so they can continue trading now that the shops are re-opening. However, we also want to make sure that all of our clients are taking precautions when they visit public venues. One of the most popular places that are going to be visited are hairdressing salons. After all, no one wants to live with a lockdown haircut in the long term. There’s nothing wrong with visiting your local hairdressers, but keep in mind that there are going to be some social-distancing measures in place in order to keep you safe. Make sure to adhere them! These measures include:
- Wearing a facemask when you’re in the salon
- Sitting between screens to avoid contact with other customers
- Only going into the salon for a select appointment
- Using hand sanitizer regularly
- Take time to use the NHS tracker to make sure the salon can put you on the track and trace
- Submit to a Covid-19 temperature test and symptoms check
- Follow the one-way system
- Try avoid using the public toilet in the salon unless you’re desperate
If you feel concerned about the social-distancing policies in your local salon, you should let the salon owner know about them. That way they can make adjustments to keep you and their other customers safe. If you own a salon yourself, make sure to read up on government advice before you open to ensure you know what precautions you need to put in place to help customers feel safe.
What sort of hairdressing accidents could happen?
Now that we have discussed the current lockdown, and what you should do when you socially-distance in a salon, let’s have a small chat about the accidents that can go on in a hair salon. The owner of the salon has a responsibility to ensure that their customers are completely safe. This is known as a “duty of care”. Of course, not all accidents can be avoided by the owner. However, they need to take as many precautions as possible to ensure that no one gets hurt. If they do not take precautions then they could be guilty of negligence and be liable for any damages that you or their employees suffer.
Some of the most common types of hairdressing accidents include:
Of course, there are additional ways that you could get injured in an accident at a hairdressing salon. There is a chance that you could be hurt in an altercation with either an employee or a customer. If you have suffered from criminal injuries, these will need to be reported to the police as quickly as possible. That way no one else can get hurt.
What sort of evidence do I need if I am thinking about Hairdressing Claims?
One of the most important things that you are going to need for hairdressing claims is evidence. Your evidence is there to back you up about the type of damages that you have experienced. That way you can ask for a higher amount of compensation in return. The most common type of damages are physical damages, aka. Your physical injuries. However, you can also claim for emotional damages, financial damages and technology damages. In order to prove that you need to be compensated for these losses, it’s time to consider collecting the following evidence:
- Witness Statements
- Workplace Accident Book
- Financial Receipts
- Medical Records
- Police Records
- Diary Entries
- Communication with third parties.
Make sure to keep safe whilst you check for evidence. If you have been seriously hurt and have suffered from serious injuries, you should focus on getting medical treatment as soon as possible. You also will want to make sure that you are still socially distancing whilst you are collecting your evidence. Your solicitor can provide you advice on how to get started, so make sure to get in contact with them as quickly as possible.
How long do I have to make Hairdressing Claims?
Honestly, you will have around 3 years from the time you got hurt in your salon. It will take time for your solicitor to build a case, therefore we would highly recommend that you get in contact about your claim as soon as possible. That way your lawyer can take their time to speak to the parties involved in order to get started on making a settlement agreement. If the case is complicated, you may have to go to court, but this is unlikely. However, if this does happen, it may take a while to get a court date. That’s why we would highly recommend that you get in touch with a law firm as fast as possible to get started.
Gowing Law Solicitors can help with Hairdressing Claims
Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we are proud that we can help clients all over the UK with their hairdressing claims. Our law firm can provide free advice and consultations for our clients. If you want to move further with our solicitors, they can offer their services on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top as you will never need to pay any hidden fees
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