Getting Compensation for Hair Damage from an Accident

When many people think of injuries that results from accidents, they imagine broken bones, concussions and back injuries. While those types of injuries can certainly result from accidents, they aren’t the only types to be concerned about. Hair damage is one type of personal injury that not many people think about. Hair damage might not be life-threatening like other injuries, but it can still negatively affect you in many ways. If you suffered hair damage because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Symptoms of Hair Damage

There are several symptoms of hair damage to look out for, including dry and brittle locks, itchiness on scalp, thinning hair, bald patches and burning of the scalp.

Effects of Hair Damage

As mentioned above, hair damage isn’t life-threatening, but that doesn’t mean it can’t impact your life. Here’s a closer look at the effects of hair damage:

  • Bald Patches: If you suffered serious hair damage in an accident, it may have resulted in several bald patches on your head. These patches can look unsightly and lower your self-esteem. You may feel embarrassed to go anywhere without a hat and might isolate yourself from others.
  • Emotional Trauma: Experiencing excessive hair damage can also be emotionally traumatic, especially if it resulted after an accident. For example, if you hairdresser left in bleach too long while dying your hair, it could burn your scalp and cause hair loss. You may be in such disbelief that something like this happened to you and feel depressed.
  • Stress: Experiencing excessive hair damage can result in a lot of anxiety. You may stress about finding a solution to this issue and how it might affect you in your professional and personal life.
  • Burned Scalp: If your scalp came in contact with harmful chemicals, it may result in a burned scalp. This can be incredibly painful and affect your quality of life. You may struggle to fall asleep at night and have a difficult time doing your normal activities.

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you suffered serious hair damage as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. He or she can review your case and determine if you’re eligible for compensation. It’s helpful to bring any documents that pertain to your case to your initial consultation. For example, you might have medical records or photos of the damage to your hair.

If your personal injury lawyer believes you have a strong case, he or she can help you file a claim against the responsible party. If you win your claim, you may be able to use the compensation to restore your locks with a hair transplant. A hair transplant can make you feel a lot better about your appearance.

Schedule a free consultation with a qualified personal injury lawyer today.

 

Resources:

Wikipedia, Hair Treatment

Dr. Robin Unger, MD, Hair Restoration NYC

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