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Damage to hair can happen as a result of many different kinds of accidents, including accidents at work. Singeing and burning accidents in industrial workplace settings are one example. Fires and explosions in workplace kitchens or within the catering industry are other instances where hair damage can happen.

If you would like to know how much compensation for damage to hair then it is worth remembering that the amount you receive is largely based upon the degree of severity related to your claim.

Compensation Amounts For Hair Damage

When there is damage done to the hair, the knock-on effects are often manifested psychologically. This can include feeling socially excluded because of hair loss, which can be compounded if there is no chance of regrowth or regrowth is slow. Sometimes skin grafts in surgery are required. In such cases, compensation amounts can go up.

Level of damage

Potential compensation

Damage that has caused permanent discolouration, waving to the hair or dermatitis which has resulted in burning sensations to the scalp causing dry, brittle hair, which breaks off and/or falls out.


The individual may experience distress, depression, embarrassment and loss of confidence, inhibiting social life.

£5,850 – £8,780
Less serious damage or cases where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches.

The level of compensation will depend on the length of time taken before regrowth occurs.

£3,150 – £5,850

How To Begin Your Hair Damage Claim With Jefferies Solicitors

If you believe your employer could have done more to protect you from your hair damage while you were at work then you may be able to make a claim against the organisation.

There are certain health and safety requirements which must be adhered to by all employers. If yours has not followed these procedures and it can be proven, then the company will likely be found liable to pay you compensation. Legally, they may also have to reimburse you for your potential loss of earnings and any expenses you have paid for in relation to your hair damage.

You have three years from the date you acquired your hair damage in which you can make a compensation claim.

Jefferies Solicitors operate a no win no fee compensation policy. To find out more about how much compensation you could receive for damage to hair, please contact our team of specialists. Call us on 0800 342 3206.

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