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Woman Receives Four Figure Sum In Damages From Her Hairdresser

Irwin Mitchell has recently represented a woman, who sustained injury to her eye, whilst at her local hairdressers.

The woman went to the hairdressing salon on 2 June 2012 for her hair to be coloured.  Whilst she was applying the dye, the stylist stood in front of the woman holding the dish of hair dye and as she went to apply some dye to the woman’s head, some of the dye dropped off the brush directly into our client’s eye and, accordingly, she sustained injury.

She attended the local hospital where she had to undergo three eye irrigations and had to apply eye drops for a period of 10 days.

A claim was intimated to the Defendant on 9 July 2012 and liability was admitted at the outset.    The insurers put forward a pre-medical offer of £1,450.00 which was accepted.  The woman’s legal fees were also met in addition.

Although Irwin Mitchell does not normally advise client’s to settle without the benefit of a medical report giving a final opinion and prognosis, this was an excellent outcome and the client was keen to settle.

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